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Tranßcripting: playful subversion with Chinese characters

Wei, L; Hua, Z; (2019) Tranßcripting: playful subversion with Chinese characters. International Journal of Multilingualism , 16 (2) pp. 145-161. 10.1080/14790718.2019.1575834. Green open access

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Abstract

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.

Type: Article
Title: Tranßcripting: playful subversion with Chinese characters
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/14790718.2019.1575834
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1080/14790718.2019.1575834
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2019 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10072970
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