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Award from the University of Bergen to support work on a Strand 4 parallel project

One of the international MEITS partners, Dr Åsta Haukås (University of Bergen) has been awarded funding from the Norwegian Research Council to support two PhD candidates to work on a Strand 4 parallel project with the research question: To what extent do the lower secondary school subjects Framandspråk (Foreign Languages) and Fordjupning i engelsk (English as an in-depth study topic) promote learners' development of a multilingual and multicultural identity?

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Call For Papers for Early Career Researchers, Strand 2 conference on 16-18 April 2018

Call For Papers for Early Career Researchers for the MEITS conference on Global approaches to multilingualism and standardisation (Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, 16-18 April 2018)

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Extended submissions deadline for Being Human Festival, 17-25 November 2017

As part of the Being Human Festival 2017, the MEITS Project is organising a photo exhibition which will take place in Belfast, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Nottingham, 17-25 November 2017. If you would like the chance for your photo to be part of this exhibition, we invite you to send us your images of how different languages feature around you – whether in your home, your neighbourhood, your community, or in your town or city. We want to know what multilingualism means to you, and you can interpret this in any way you like. You can submit up to three photos and please send them as attachments to the MEITS team at meitsbeinghuman@gmail.com. The submission deadline has been extended until 13 October 2017.

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Just speaking English won’t get us very far in the world

MEITS in The Guardian, 28 August 2017

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MEITS panel at The Society for French Studies 2017 Conference in Durham

Members of strands 2 and 3 working on sociolinguistic approaches to multilingualism in French and francophone contexts presented their research as part of the Society for French Studies’ annual conference in Durham on the 4th of July, providing an opportunity to publicise the MEITS project in the wider academic community.

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Strand 2 workshop: European experiences of ‘good’ language and ‘bad’ language

On 6th and 7th July, Strand 2 of the MEITS project played host to a workshop organised by strand lead Nicola McLelland at the University of Nottingham. The workshop, entitled 'One rule for home, one rule for school? European experiences of 'good' language, 'bad language', and (the) standard language ideology in multilingual communities past and present', brought together researchers working in diverse multilingual contexts across Europe in which questions of language standardisation and language ideologies are of central importance.

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Funding Call

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Languages Improving Lives

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