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“Languages and Well-being: The Well-being of Languages”  *** CANCELLED! ***

26 June 2020, 09:00 – 17:00

Buckingham House, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

We regret that, on account of Covid-19, this event has had to be cancelled.  We will inform you of any alternative plans for the event as we develop them.



10:00 – 10:20 
Registrations (Foyer)

10.20 – 10:30 
Introduction and welcome
  Wendy Ayres-Bennett, Cambridge, PI MEITS  (Lecture Theatre)

10:30 – 11:30 
Culture, conflict and space
(Lecture Theatre)

A discussion, chaired by Henriette Hendriks (Cambridge), exploring work on:

  • Arts of identity: literature, cinema, culture and citizenship in a globalizing Europe
  • Language standards, norms and variation in multilingual contexts
  • Multilingualism, identity, diversity and social cohesion

11:30 – 11:45 
Coffee & Tea (Foyer)

11:45 – 12:30 
from Prof Nick Harrison (King’s London) and Prof Sally Faulkner (Exeter) and discussion (Lecture Theatre)

12:30 – 13:15
Lunch (Foyer)

13:15 – 14:15
Empowering individuals (Lecture Theatre)

A discussion, chaired by Janice Carruthers (QUB), exploring work on:

  • Multilingual identity and foreign language learning
  • Language learning across the lifespan
  • Multilingualism, motivation, health and well-being

14:15 – 15:00 
Responses from Prof Li Wei (UCL) and Prof Rebecca Braun (Lancaster) and discussion (Lecture Theatre)

15:00 – 15:20
Coffee & Tea (Foyer)

15:20 – 16:20
The well-being of languages (Lecture Theatre)

Round-table discussion looking at future directions for research in Modern Languages, chaired by Wendy Ayres-Bennett, with contributions from members of MEITS and Prof Kate Astbury (Warwick), Dr Uilleam Blacker (UCL), Dr Sarah Dodd (Leeds), Dr Henriette Louwerse (Sheffield), Dr Deborah Madden (Manchester) and Dr Helena Miguelez-Carballeira (Bangor)

16:20 – 16:30
Concluding reflections (Lecture Theatre)



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