Translingual and Transcultural support for Humanitarian Entrants: Developing a sense of well-being and belongingness

Project: HDR ProjectPhD

Project Details


Translingual and transcultural support for humanitarian entrants aims to reveal the language practices of humanitarian entrants (HEs) along their journey to third country resettlement. By understanding how language plays a significant role in the lives of HE's; organisations, support workers and governments can better prepare to support their well-being and safety upon arrival and during the initial resettlement period and beyond. Translanguaging is a theory that see's the use of multiple languages as one unitary communicative event, shaped by socially constructed practices. Importantly it emphasises the individuals freedom to use a range of linguistic and semiotic repertoires to create meaning without regard to social and political boundaries. This research proposal aims to capture the translanguaging practices of HEs, and reflect on their experiences and attitudes towards the practice. This will aim to inform how translanguaging can fit within transcultural and translingual approaches in multilingual environments and contexts to create safe spaces and promote well-being and belongingness.
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