Popular Culture, Transglossic Practices and Pedagogy

  • Sender Dovchin
  • Alastair Pennycook
  • Shaila Sultana
Part of the Language and Globalization book series (LAGL)


In this chapter, we conclude that young adults’ sociolinguistic realities are mixed at their very core, and it is important to consider this reality in critical language pedagogies. Popular culture allows young adults to bring diversity to their language practices and traverse linguistic and cultural boundaries associated with their global peripheral positioning. Hence, in this book, we recommend that it is important in the area of language planning, language education policies, pedagogical practices and materials development to decrease the dependency on language epistemologies that promote divisions and singularisms in the form of monolingual instructional approaches or ideologies that promote English at the expense of linguistic diversity, and to emphasize instead pedagogical approaches that engage with the diverse worlds of young people.


Popular culture Transglossic practices and pedagogy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sender Dovchin
    • 1
  • Alastair Pennycook
    • 2
  • Shaila Sultana
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Language ResearchUniversity of AizuTsurugaJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Arts and Social SciencesUniversity of Technology SydneyUltimoAustralia
  3. 3.Department of English LanguageUniversity of DhakaDhakaBangladesh

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