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    Language Acts and Worldmaking

    Language Acts and Worldmaking is a flagship project funded by the AHRC Open World Research Initiative, which aims to regenerate and transform modern language learning by foregrounding language's power to shape how we live and make our worlds.

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    Latest News
    New edited collection published: New Worlds for Old Words

    1 Jun 2021

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    Upcoming Event
    From Myth-making to Blatant Falsehood in Francophone Writing and Culture


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  • Latest Post
    Languages Memory, Languages Now and Languages Future

    12 May 2021 - by Catherine Boyle

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Our Research Strands

  1. Travelling Concepts

    Words in action

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  2. Translation Acts

    Worldmaking on stage

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  3. Digital Mediations

    Mapping multilingualism and digital culture

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  4. Loaded Meanings

    New worlds for old words

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  5. Diasporic Identities

    Teaching languages, mediating cultures

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  6. Language Transitions

    Moving through languages

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