Languages & creativity

Example of subtitles

How subtitled films can help you learn a language

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Graffiti in Athens

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

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Jane Eyre

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

SOAS, University of London
18 Jan 2018
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Creative Multilingualism Conference 2018: Creative Multilingual Identities

The University of Reading, Institute of Education
02 Feb 2018
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Do you have butterflies in your stomach or little deers jumping in your heart?

Jesus College, Oxford
08 Feb 2018
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