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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Linguamania Image by Cedoux Kadima

Doctoral students funding call: funded projects

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Join the debate

How important do you think Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) exams are for the health of the subject?
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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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Babel: Adventures in Translation

The Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford
15 Feb 2019 02 Jun 2019
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Stephen Spender Prize for Poetry in Translation 2019

15 Apr 2019 12 Jul 2019
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Weidenfeld Lectures

St Anne’s College (Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre), Oxford
07 May 2019 23 May 2019
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