Languages & creativity

Explore all our blog posts here, or see the latest post for each category below.

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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The Birds in rehearsal

THE BIRDS: using theatre to explore multilingualism

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Slanguages

Visit our Slanguages exhibition at Birmingham City University until 21 Dec to explore the different way artists use languages in their work.
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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.

Metaphor

Embodying Ideas: The Creative Power of Metaphor

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Strand 2.

Naming

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

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Strand 3.

Intelligibility

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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Exhibition

Slanguages exhibition

Parkside Building, Birmingham City University, B5 5JU
17 Dec 2018
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Event

Performing Languages

Birmingham City University
01 Feb 2019
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Exhibition

Babel: Adventures in Translation

The Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford
15 Feb 2019
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