Creative Multilingualism

This weekend I had the privilege of attending LinguaMania and the Creative Multilingualism Launch Conference at the University of Oxford.

The most exciting part is that it is one of four newly established research projects funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) under their Open World Research Initiative (OWRI).

On top of this, there are a host of projects that have now concluded or are concluding – all of which look at an area of linguistics, translation and/or language.

This is what I’ve discovered:

Open World Research Initiative

Languages at War

Translating Cultures (I have posted a selection of the many projects that exist)

Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice

Cultural Value Project

Language-Based Area Studies

Language Landscape


Creative Multilingualism events


I have just booked my free tickets to two exciting launch events hosted by ‘Creative Multilingualism – The creative force of linguistic diversity.’ This new four-year research programme is “investigating the interconnection between linguistic diversity and creativity” and for my purposes it is really satisfying to know that there is going to be a lot of work and research invested in the crossover between languages and the arts/creativity!