Viniti VAISH

Associate Professor

English Language & Literature (ELL)

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Research Interests
Bilingualism and biliteracy, cross linguistic transfer in bilinguals, enhancing bilingualism, measurement of expressive languages in bilinguals through qualitative and quantitative means

  • Viniti has a Ph.D. in Educational Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. Her research interests are in the broad area of bilingualism and biliteracy. More specifically Viniti has been working on how translanguaging, in the classroom, home and society, can be measured, analyzed and manipulated to achieve optimal biliteracy and bilingualism. Viniti speaks Hindi, English and Urdu. She reads and writes in English and Hindi.

    Her publications have appeared in: World Englishes, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, Language and Education, Cambridge Journal of Education, International Journal of Multilingualism, Linguistics and Education and Language Policy. Viniti is currently working on a sole author book titled “Translanguaging in Multilingual English Classrooms: Asian Perspectives and Contexts” which is forthcoming by Springer.