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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Creating a linguistically diverse deaf sitcom through improvisation

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New podcast launched

Check out our new podcast series 'LinguaMania: The Podcast' which explores different aspects of languages & language learning.
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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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Linguamania: The Roadshow

Birmingham, Cardiff, Hull, London, Swindon (other locations TBC)
11 Sep 2019 30 Apr 2020
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Multilingual Performance Project: MFL Teacher Workshop

Room G.13 (Studio), Armstrong Building, Newcastle University
12 May 2020
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Multilingual Performance Project: MFL Teacher Workshop

Room B103 (60) in the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, WC1H 0XG
19 May 2020 19 May 2020
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