How Languages Changed My Life is out now!

The MEITS project is delighted to announce the release of its book How Languages Changed My Life, a collection of stories exploring the importance of languages in shaping the lives of individuals and communities around the world.

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Early Language Learning: What it (can) look(s) like…

On October 24-25 2019, the UK leg of Strand 5 organised a workshop for researchers and practitioners on issues of the teaching of foreign languages in the UK. What follows here is a little report on the workshop.

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Pop-Up World of Languages

The MEITS project's Pop-Up World of Languages, the first museum of its kind in the UK, has opened its doors to the public. Learn more about our Pop-Up World of Languages and view a short film about it.

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International conference on Multilingual identity: interdisciplinary perspectives in Cambridge

Researchers from all over the world made the journey to Cambridge to contribute to the MEITS conference on multilingual identity from 11-13th September 2019.

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Strand 2 PDRA Andreas Krogull awarded prize for best PhD thesis in Dutch linguistics

The MEITS team is extremely delighted to announce that its very own Strand 2 PDRA Andreas Krogull is the winner of the Academic Year Prize (Academische Jaarprijs) by the Maatschappij der Nederlandse Letterkunde for the best PhD thesis in Dutch linguistics 2017-2018.

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Insights into dictionary publication at Collins

In addition to its inclusion of researchers from multiple universities, MEITS has a number of external partners, which provide welcome perspectives on our work from a position outside academia. One such partner is HarperCollins Publishers, which is associated particularly with strand 2 of MEITS in that issues around language standardisation are especially relevant to the production of dictionaries: Collins is one of the UK’s best-known and longest-established dictionary publishers. As well as being able to provide insights on the challenges of creating dictionaries for numerous languages, particularly those where multiple norms or standards coexist, HarperCollins has also provided internship positions to MEITS researchers with the aim of offering experience of the dictionary creation process, focusing on issues around norms and variation

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Pop-Up World of Languages – the first UK pop-up museum of languages!

Discover the weird and wonderful world of languages!

The UK has a museum for dog collars and lawn mowers, but not for languages. This autumn we are launching our innovative Pop-Up World of Languages to fill this gap.
Join us on a journey through our three zones to uncover the hidden treasures of languages through our family-friendly, hands-on activities and games.

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Acquisition of Chinese: Bilingualism and Multilingualism

The international conference “Acquisition of Chinese: Bilingualism and Multilingualism” took place on 1-3 July, at Churchill College, University of Cambridge. The three-day conference was organised by the MEITS strand 5 research team (Boping Yuan and Yanyu Guo), aiming to bring together researchers in the fields of bilingual and multilingual research to discuss issues in L2, L3 or Ln acquisition of Chinese by adults, children and heritage speakers.

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