Languages & creativity

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My love affair with eight languages

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

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Multilingual Performance Project: Midlands launch and teacher workshop

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OWRI funding call

We've launched a new funding call. We welcome applications for projects related to 4 areas of Creative Multilingualism. Awards up to £6k available.
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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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“We are Children of the World” – A Multilingual Concert

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford
27 Jun 2018
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Performing Multilingualism in World Literatures: Aesthetics and Activism

University of Oxford (Exeter College)
20 Sep 2018
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