our words make worlds

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.

Languages Future Conference

Language Acts is excited to announce its conference Languages Future, featuring special guest speaker David Crystal

New article published: Language learning experiences of postgraduate research students in the UK

Our new article, co-authored by Inma Álvarez, Carlos Montoro, Ana de Medeiros, Debra Kelly and Alice Hazard, from the Diasporic Identities and the Politics and Language Teaching and the Language Transitions strands of the project, has just been published. You can read it here in Open Access.

Languages Future Conference CfP

Language Acts and Worldmaking is pleased to announce its next conference 'Languages Future' will take place Monday 27 - Tuesday 28 April 2020 at King's College London. The CfP deadline is 20 December 2019.

Interpreters on the Fringes of Society: Coping with Emotions

The Open University, Hub Theatre, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Deptford Storytelling Project 2020

Deptford Cinema, 39 Deptford Broadway, Deptford, London SE8 4PQ

Reveries About Language: Word Sound Image

Cultural Information Centre, Zagreb, Croatia
  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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