our words make worlds

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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
    Final Digital Mediations report published

    11 Apr 2022

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    The Power of Language Learning: Benefits for the Brain

    Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DR

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  • Latest Post
    News from the Diasporic Identities and the Politics of Language Teaching Strand

    8 Jun 2022 - by Inma Alvarez

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    Languages Acts and Worldmaking Book Series

    Our words make worlds. The Language Acts and Worldmaking series was born from the Language Acts and Worldmaking flagship project, whose aim is to regenerate and transform modern language learning by foregrounding language’s power to shape how we live.

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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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