Professor Adrian Blackledge

Professor of Bilingualism
School of Education, University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT
United Kingdom

Adrian Blackledge is Professor of Bilingualism and Director of the MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism at University of Birmingham. He is author of numerous articles and books based on his research on multilingualism in education and wider society. His books include The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism (2012); Multilingualism. A Critical Perspective (2010); Discourse and Power in a Multilingual World (2005); Negotiation of Identities in Multilingual Contexts (2004); Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, and Gender (2001); Literacy, Power, and Social Justice (2000); and Teaching Bilingual Children (1994).

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Adrian Blackledge conducts research in the fields of: multilingualism; linguistic ethnography; education of linguistic minority students; multilingual literacies; language ideologies; discursive negotiation of identities in multilingual contexts; critical discourse analysis; language testing, citizenship, and migration.



Blackledge, A. and Creese, A. (2008) Contesting ‘language’ as ‘heritage’: Negotiation of identities in late modernity. Applied Linguistics 29 (4) 533-554.
Blackledge, A. and Creese, A. (2009) Meaning-making as dialogic process: Official and carnival lives in the language classroom. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education. 8, 4, 236-253.
Blackledge, A. and Creese, A. (2009) ‘Because tumi Bangali’ : Inventing and disinventing the national in multilingual communities in UK. Ethnicities. 9, 4, 451-476
Blackledge, A. and Creese, A. (2010). Multilingualism, A Critical Perspective. London, Continuum.
Creese, A. and Blackledge A. (2010) Translanguaging in the bilingual classroom: A pedagogy for learning and teaching. Modern Language Journal. 94, 2. 103-115.
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