Researching the Linguistic Landscape

In early September ten researchers from across Europe gathered at Gladstone’s Library in the picturesque town of Hawarden, Wales, for a residential workshop addressing the theme ‘Multilingualism in the Public Space’.

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MEITS Strand 5 Workshop on Chinese Grammar

On 5 and 6 July 2018, a two-day workshop on Chinese Grammar for teachers of Chinese in the UK was held at the University of Cambridge, as part of Strand 5 of the MEITS project.

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MEITS representation at the 2nd ABS World Conference (Vienna and Budapest)

The 2nd World Conference of the Association for Borderlands Studies took place on July 10-14 2018 in Vienna and Budapest. Dr Ivan Kozachenko, representing MEITS, was in attendance.

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New Policy Briefing on Community Languages and Social Cohesion

Following a successful policy workshop in December 2017, bringing together policymakers and academics, Wendy Ayres-Bennett, PI of MEITS, and Janice Carruthers, AHRC Leadership Fellow in Modern Languages, have published a new Policy Briefing on Community Languages and Social Cohesion.

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Flexible Funding Call

We are delighted to announce the launch of the second of two calls for funding to encourage other researchers and partners to work in partnership with the MEITS project.

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Youth languages: the age of maturity?

On the 7th and 8th June, Françoise Gadet organized a two-day workshop at the Université Paris Nanterre as part of Strand 3 of the MEITS project. The event served as a moment to take stock of current research and debates in the field of ‘youth languages’, a term chosen as representative of lay commentary on language as it is used in contexts of urban multilingualism and multiculturalism, but which was problematized in a majority of contributions to the workshop.

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Global Approaches to Multilingualism and Standardisation conference

On 16-18 April 2018, MEITS hosted the Global Approaches to Multilingualism and Standardisation conference which brought together researchers from all over the world to Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, in order to explore themes related to standard languages and linguistic standardisation.

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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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