Translanguaging in the Age of (Im)mobility

Dalarna University welcomes you to TIM2023! This international conference will highlight perspectives on translanguaging in both policy and practice across different arenas, with a special focus on (im)mobility.


Translanguaging in the Age of (Im)mobility
Fourth International Conference on Translanguaging
Dates: 12-14 June 2023
Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden



Plenary speakers

Suresh Canagarajah, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Cripping Translingualism

"Crip" from disability studies draws from connotations of fracture, brokenness, and imperfection to highlight how such conditions of vulnerability can be resourceful and generative of unconventional new possibilities. In this talk, I present interactions in both disability discourses and purportedly "non-disabled" contexts to demonstrate how vulnerability is at the heart of all communication. Drawing from the expansive communicative strategies and semiotic resources adopted for meaning-making in these contexts, I demonstrate how translingualism--and linguistics in general--can address a broader range of material, sensorial, embodied, and affective communicative practices and meanings.

Personal presentation of Suresh Canagarajah (

Gerardo Mazzaferro, Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, University of Turin, Italy

Exploring the practice of translanguaging within (im)mobility contexts: performativity, language, and discourse

University of Turin (in Italian,

James Simpson, Associate Professor, Division of Humanities, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Translanguaging and belonging "here" and "there"

Personal presentation of James Simpson (


Ingela Holmström, Associate Professor of Sign Language and bilingualism, Stockholm University, Sweden

Translanguaging in the context of deaf migrants – challenges and opportunities

Personal presentation of Ingela Holmström (


Porträttbild Line Møller DaugaardLine Møller Daugaard, Senior Associate Professor of Language Education, VIA University College, Denmark

(Im)mobility in the education of newly arrived youth in Denmark

Personal presentation of Line Møller Daugaard (

Important dates

  • Submission of all abstracts opens October 3, 2022
  • Submission of all abstracts closes on November 15, 2022
  • Notification of acceptance by January 16, 2023
  • Early bird registration is open from February 1 to February 28, 2023
  • Registration is open from March 1 to April 15, 2023
  • The preliminary programme will be available by early May 2023

Conference committee

  • BethAnne Paulsrud (chair)
  • Jenny Rosén
  • Boglárka Straszer
  • Jeanette Toth
  • Parvin Gheitasi
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Contact person

BethAnne Paulsrud
Associate Professor of English Applied Linguistics
School of Language, Literatures and Learning
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