Claudia Ferreira

Manchester Metropolitan University, ECY

Department of Education, 1st year PhD student

Thesis title: Exploring Translanguaging through Posthumanism: English as an Additional Language (EAL) Children’s Transition from Home to Nursery

This PhD manifested from my experiences of being a child with English as an additional language (EAL). These experiences fuelled my research interest in young bilingual children’s language practices. I am particularly interested in the role of materiality, body and space in young bilingual children’s lives. Within my PhD project, I explore the potential for translanguaging to be understood through posthuman approaches to applied linguistics to rethink language through a materialist lens.
To capture the more-than-human language practices of bilingual children I use video and audio across/in-between home and nursery spaces for understanding aspects of bilingual children’s lives.

I love watching movies and TV dramas from around the world. Recently, I watched Bong Joon-Ho’s ‘Parasite’ and feel deeper in love with South Korean cinematography.

As a new forum member and someone who is classed as EAL, I am keen to listen to domestic and international students needs. Please get in contact with any suggestions that could be helpful during your PhD study.