Pallavi Thakur

Areas of Interest & Expertise

Multilingual Education, Translanguaging, Language Assessment, Language and Technology


Pallavi Thakur is a faculty with the School of Education.

Pallavi works in the area of multilingual education. Prior to joining the University, she pursued a Ph.D. on translanguaging at the Faculty of Education, Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi. The study explored the nature of fluid language practices that multilingual students and teachers engage in while interacting with each other in classroom contexts. A part of this study was conducted at The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, under the scheme of Commonwealth Spilt Site Doctoral Scholarship. Pallavi has also worked as a junior researcher with Eklavya Foundation in Bhopal. Further, she has taught courses on language education and linguistics as an assistant professor at Mata Sundri College and Institute of Home Economics, University of Delhi.


Publications and Writings:

Journal Articles:


  • 2020 Invited Speaker, Translanguaging in Indian classrooms: An introduction”, Research Scholar’s Forum Webinar, Centre for English Language Studies, University of Hyderabad, India, June, 26.
  • 2020 Invited Speaker, What is wrong with Hinglish? Using translanguaging in multilingual Indian classrooms”, National Seminar on Perspectives on Language and Inherent Challenges, Faculty of Education, Delhi University, India, January, 15.
  • 2019 Presenter, Translanguaging practices and standardization of languages: Understanding the case of multilingual classrooms of India”, International Conference on Multilingual Theories and Practices, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece, May, 09 – 11.
  • 2018 Presenter, Understanding linguistic homogenization in multilingual classrooms: A critical take on Indian education system”, CESI Annual International Conference on Modernity, Transformative Social Identities and Education in Comparative Contexts, Vadodara, Gujarat, India, December, 14- 16.
  • 2018 Presenter, Language Policy and Language Planning: Education, languages and migration”, Language Policy Forum, University of Foreigners of Siena, Italy, July, 23 – 27.
  • 2018 Presenter, Ideologies in practice: Understanding the case of multilingual migrants in classrooms of Delhi” 4th International Colloquium in Languages, Cultures, Identity in Schools and Society, Loyola Marymount University (LA, USA), Soria, Spain, July, 4 – 6.
  • 2018 Session Chair and Presenter, Policies versus practices: A study of multilingual classrooms of India”, Language Policy in the Age of Diversity: Dilemmas and hopes, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK, May 31- June 1.
  • 2018 Presenter, Monolingual ideologies and translanguaging practices: A study of educational encounters in the city of Delhi”, Communication in the Multilingual City, Final International TLang Conference, University of Birmingham, UK, March, 28 – 29.
  • 2018 Presenter, Translanguaging in schools of Delhi”, Data session, Winter School on Studies of Institutional social Interactions, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, January, 7 – 12

On-going Projects

Developing a course on English Language Education for teachers and teacher educators with the Department of Education in Languages, NCERT