Languages & creativity

Example of subtitles

How subtitled films can help you learn a language

Read more
Graffiti in Athens

The words of the prophets are written on subway walls: metaphor and graffiti

Read more

Jane Eyre

"Reader, I went through a wedding ceremony with him". Discover what happened in our Translating Jane Eyre workshop.
Read more

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.

Metaphor

Embodying Ideas: The Creative Power of Metaphor

Go to strand 1
Read more
Strand 2.

Naming

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

Go to strand 2
Read more
Strand 3.

Intelligibility

Creating Intelligibility across Languages and Communities

Go to strand 3
Read more
Strand 4.

Creative Economy

Languages in the Creative Economy

Go to strand 4
Read more
Strand 5.

World Literatures

Creativity and World Literatures: Languages in Dialogue

Go to strand 5
Read more
Strand 6.

Prismatic Translation

Creating New Meanings: Prismatic Translation

Go to strand 6
Read more
Strand 7.

Language Learning

Linguistic Creativity in Language Learning

Go to strand 7
Read more

What's happening at Creative Multilingualism

Browse our social media and events.

Conference

Multilingualisms in World Literature

SOAS, University of London
18 Jan 2018
Find out more

Conference

Creative Multilingualism Conference 2018: Creative Multilingual Identities

The University of Reading, Institute of Education
02 Feb 2018
Find out more

Discussion

Do you have butterflies in your stomach or little deers jumping in your heart?

Jesus College, Oxford
08 Feb 2018
Find out more