Conversations autour du plurilinguisme. Théorisation du pluriel et pouvoir des langues

  • Danièle Moore


A number of concepts have emerged in recent years in an attempt to better theorize complexity and pluralism in language education. What do these new terms add to previous notions, and how do they resonate with each other?
This contribution traces a subjective trajectory through the theorization of plurilingual and pluri-/intercultural competence (PPC), focusing on Francophone Europe. It examines how these various conceptualizations of plurilingualism resonate with those of translanguaging, which are broadly circulating in the field. This contribution situates this academic dialogue in time and space, and invokes the power of languages in academic conceptual complexity.

Keywords: plurilinguism, plurilingual and pluricultural competence, translanguaging, plurilingual education