Languages & creativity

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Multilingual books

How curiosity led me to learn 7 languages

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Mosque in Senegal

Why language skills are a priority for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Theatre tickets

How I produced my first ever (multilingual) school play

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27 June 2018

Join us at the Sheldonian for a multilingual concert with 500 children performing a brand new composition by Lin Marsh: 'We are Children of the World'
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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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We are Children of the World – A Multilingual Concert

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford
27 Jun 2018
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Performing Multilingualism in World Literatures: Aesthetics and Activism

University of Oxford (Exeter College)
20 Sep 2018
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Language Learners in Anglophone Contexts

Jesus College, Oxford
30 Sep 2018
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