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    Tranßcripting: playful subversion with Chinese characters

    Li, W. and Zhu, Hua (2019) Tranßcripting: playful subversion with Chinese characters. International Journal of Multilingualism , ISSN 14790718.

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    This article discusses a relatively under-explored phenomenon that we call Tranßcripting - writing, designing and digitally generating new scripts with elements from different scriptal and semiotic systems. The data are drawn from examples of such scripts created by multilingual Chinese users in everyday online social interaction. We analyse the dynamic processes of how such scripts are created that transcend language boundaries as well as transforming the subjectivities of the writer and the reader. We are particularly interested in the playful subversiveness of such practices, and discuss it against the background of uni-scriptal language ideology in China. We are also interested in the methodological challenges of researching such practices, including the challenge of drawing distinctions between the ‘ordinary’ and the ‘unordinary’. We analyse the data from a translanguaging perspective.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Tranßcripting, translanguaging, language ideology, social media, Chinese
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Zhu Hua
    Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2019 12:21
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:45


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