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The MEITS pop-up museum of languages in autumn 2019

As part of its public engagement programme, MEITS is planning a pop-up museum of languages for autumn 2019. It is part of a growing network worldwide of museums of languages.

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Census 2021: An opportunity to acknowledge multilingualism

OWRI researchers in linguistics are calling for a review of the wording of the question about languages in the next census.

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Multilingual Digital Authorship: Symposium Report

The Creative Web of Languages, funded jointly by the Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies AHRC Open World Research Initiative and Lancaster University’s Faculty of Social Sciences and Department of Languages and Cultures, and organized in partnership with the Electronic Literature Organization, brought together multilingual digital artists and authors with scholars working on digital cultures to explore the ways in which digital creativity uses and produces languages and opens new perspectives on them.

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Migration & Language-Learning: Histories, Approaches, Polices Conference at the University of Leeds

On 23 and 24 February 2018, an interdisciplinary conference on Migration & Language-Learning: Histories, Approaches, Polices took place at the University of Leeds and John Bellamy, representing MEITS, was in attendence.

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MEITS Conference: ‘Polish Britain: Multilingualism and Diaspora Community’

A one-day international conference provided scholars and practitioners with the opportunity to present research findings and to share their experiences of Polish communities worldwide and multilingualism in Poland.

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MEITS celebrates International Mother Language Day 21 February 2018

Students from Parkside Community College in Cambridge have been sharing with the MEITS team their views on the value of multilingualism and how speaking more than one language at home can add to a greater understanding of cultural diversity.

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(Dis)articulating Identities: Multilingualism in the Catalan Countries

On 19-20 January, Strand 1 of the MEITS team hosted the conference ‘(Dis)articulating Identities: Multilingualism in the Catalan Countries’ at King’s College, Cambridge. The event brought together international scholars and practitioners across a broad range of disciplines and career stages in order to discuss the case of multilingualism and its particular implications within Catalan culture and society.

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Conference on Bilingualism and Launch of the Cambridge-CUHK Joint Laboratory for Bilingualism

The International Conference on Bilingualism: Language and Heritage was held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on 18-19 December 2017. It was an inaugural conference that officially launched the newly established University of Cambridge-Chinese University of Hong Kong Joint Laboratory for Bilingualism (JLB). Dr Boping Yuan (co-investigator on strand 5), Dr Yongcan Liu (co-investigator on strand 4) and Dr Yanyu Guo (postdoc research fellow on strand 5) were invited to present their research and on-going MEITS projects at this event.

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