Languages & creativity

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Waves crashing against beach

Language learning: immersion was my answer

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Mosque in Senegal

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

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Sounds Like Harlesden

Sounds Like Harlesden: an audio-visual essay

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Prismatic Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre has been translated at least 593 times into 57 languages – but what can we learn from these translations?
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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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Linguamania: The Roadshow

Birmingham, Cardiff, Hull, London, Swindon (other locations TBC)
11 Sep 2019 30 Apr 2020
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Creativity with Languages in Schools

SOAS, University of London
13 Feb 2020
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:X lngwijs (Secret Languages)

Rua Red, Dance Studio, Blessington Rd, Tallaght, Dublin 24
23 Feb 2020
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