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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

    SOAS-Language Acts mentoring programme included on Social Mobility Awards Roll of Honour

    12 Oct 2020

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  • Upcoming Event

    Help! Sharing Good Primary Practice for Remote Learning: Ideas in Modern Languages


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  • Latest Post

    Interview: Art, Activism, Digital Technologies and University Collaborations

    7 Sep 2020 - by Language Acts

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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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