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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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    Languages Future Registration Now Open

    17 Mar 2021

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    Languages Future Conference

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  • Latest Post

    Silence Is Not an Option: On why the language we use to talk about violence against women really matters

    23 Mar 2021 - by Sophie Stevens

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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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