Greek-Alphabet English: Multilingual writing and trans-scripting in digital communication

This presentation focuses on multilingual writing as ideological social practice and looks into phenomena of vernacular creativity where perceived boundaries between languages and codes are playfully crossed and transgressed. With regards to spelling and writing, vernacular creativities can be manifest in instances of trans-scripting or ‘script-focused translanguaging’ (Androutsopoulos 2015) where language forms associated with a particular code are represented in the writing system of another. Drawing on a three-year ‘guerilla […]