Author: Steven Fraiberg

Steven Fraiberg is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University.

Within composition there have been calls to locate the teaching of writing in relation to other languages and the context of globalization (Horner & Trimbur, 2002). In conjunction with these calls have been turns towards code switching, mixing, and code meshing (Canagarajah, 2006; Young & Martinez, 2011). In my own work, I have argued for a multilingual and multimodal framework that attends to “code mashing” (Fraiberg, 2010a). This concept offers attention to the ways that actors work in and across a range of signs and symbols, including writing, talk, image, and gesture. In this manner, my scholarship gestures towards a…

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