• Patrick Kiernan


This book offers an introduction to translingual identity through a multimodal account of language learning history narrative interviews. This chapter introduces the book. It explains the key concept of translingual identity and why the term is used in preference to the related terms of bilinguals, returnees, mixed or “haafu.” It also introduces multimodality, outlines the narrative and systemic functional based methodology and provides an overview of the project which was the source of the data for this book. Finally, it provides an overview of the rest of the book.


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  • Patrick Kiernan
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  1. 1.KenkyutoMeiji UniversityTokyoJapan

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