Languages & creativity

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On speaking Latin American Spanish, and why cursing in English is too easy

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What do Modern Languages students do after graduating?

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Pelleas and Melisande

Crossing linguistic borders: Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande

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is a Japanese word which means to go bankrupt because you spend all your money on food and drink
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The research

Seven interlocking research strands investigating the creative dimension of languages - extending from cognition and production through to performance, texts and translation to language learning.

Strand 1.


Embodying Ideas: The Creative Power of Metaphor

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Strand 2.


Creating a Meaningful World: Nature in Name, Metaphor and Myth

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Strand 3.


Creating Intelligibility across Languages and Communities

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Strand 4.

Creative Economy

Languages in the Creative Economy

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Strand 5.

World Literatures

Creativity and World Literatures: Languages in Dialogue

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Strand 6.

Prismatic Translation

Creating New Meanings: Prismatic Translation

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Strand 7.

Language Learning

Linguistic Creativity in Language Learning

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What's happening at Creative Multilingualism

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Love, War and Madness: A Poetics of Fiction

Wolfson Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London
25 May 2017
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Translation as a creative practice in contexts of crisis

Europe House, London, SW1P 3EU
26 May 2017
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Oxford Translation Day 2017

St Anne's College and other venues across Oxford
03 Jun 2017
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