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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Image of inscription: A Translation from one language to another

A Tale of Two City Guides: multilingual identity, writing, and translation

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23 May, Oxford

Join us for a lunchtime talk by Dr Francesca Citron on how we engage more emotionally with metaphorical expressions.
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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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Oxford Translation Day 2018

St Anne's College, Oxford and other venues
08 Jun 2018
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Multilingual Performance Project: South West Launch

Prime Theatre @ the Wyvern, Swindon
20 Jun 2018
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We are Children of the World – A Multilingual Concert

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford
27 Jun 2018
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