• Patrick Kiernan


The conclusion provides a reflective overview of the book and attempts to draw out key findings from the book as a whole while considering how the inevitable shortcomings of this single project could lead into further research into translingual identity. It offers an evaluation of the methodology outlined and proposes new directions for research in the three perspectives on multimodal research into spoken discourse: ideational, interpersonal and textual. It also summarises the notion of spectrum of translingual identity proposed in this book and the related idea of a translingual community and indicates direction for further research. Finally, it concludes that the perspective taken in this book of exploring translingual identity as a multimodal construct should help better understand the multidimensional nature of language learning.


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  • Patrick Kiernan
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  1. 1.KenkyutoMeiji UniversityTokyoJapan

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