Languages & creativity

Old-fashioned film equipment

How learning languages can help in a career as a film producer and writer

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Colombian fisherman

Oxford pupil wins Foyle Young Poets competition

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Listen to performances and talks to celebrate the launch of the Slanguages exhibition at Wolfson College, Oxford on 24 Oct at 4pm. Register now>>
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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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Mahler: reader, thinker, composer

Lecture Theatre, The Weston Library, Oxford
22 Oct 2017
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Slanguages exhibition: launch party

The Buttery, Wolfson College, Oxford
24 Oct 2017
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Revolution in Russia

The Okinaga Room (enter via Holywell Music Room), Oxford
27 Oct 2017
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