Project Aims


This is a flagship project which seeks to transform the health of the discipline of Modern Languages in the UK, attitudes towards multilingualism, and language policy at home and abroad.

Through MEITS we seek to:

  • Create new knowledge about the opportunities and challenges of multilingualism for individuals, communities and nations
  • Change attitudes towards multilingualism in the general public and amongst key stakeholders and policymakers
  • Develop new interdisciplinary research paradigms and methodologies
  • Re-energize Modern Languages by demonstrating how an innovative interdisciplinary project can integrate language-led research with literary-cultural studies and thereby address key issues of our times

The diagram below illustrates how the six research strands will deliver impact and support our overarching aim of showing how multilingualism can empower individuals and transform societies.

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MEITS schematic diagram

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