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
    Languages Future Registration Now Open

    17 Mar 2021

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  • Upcoming Event
    Intercultural Competence and Foreign Language Learning in HE: Present and Future Directions

    Online (University of Exeter)

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  • Latest Post
    Day of Digital Humanities - Part 2

    29 Apr 2021 - by Paul Spence

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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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