Multilingual Manchester is preparing to deliver a new project on ‘Multilingual Communities’, to be launched in October. The research will be led by Professor Yaron Matras, together with Professor Eva Schultze-Berndt and Dr Rebecca Tipton, all from the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester.
Drawing on the example of Manchester’s multilingualism, the project will focus on mapping language needs, understanding interpreter provisions in public services, and exploring how community languages influence one another. Special attention will be given to Arabic, a language that has seen a rise in the number of speakers in Manchester in recent years. read more…
Manchester Evening News featured an article on the launch of LinguaSnapp — Multilingual Manchester’s brand new app, designed to capture the city’s multilingual landscape. The article can be viewed here.
The full article can be read here.
An article on Levenshulme Language Day was featured in Manchester City Council’s Be Proud column, in Manchester Evening News. Levenshulme Language Day was a community event celebrating the city’s linguistic and cultural diversity, organised by Multilingual Manchester, Manchester City Council, Levenshulme Market and local initiatives. The full article can be viewed here.
The University of Manchester press release on the launch of The Language Forum for Manchester can be viewed here.
The volunteer group gathered public feedback on letters issued by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) in the aftermath of a crime, and reflected this feedback in redrafted letters. Approaching residents from a wide range of backgrounds, the group’s aim was to ensure that the new Victim of Crime letters used accessible language to communicate with Manchester’s diverse public.
Manchester’s first Language Day took place in Levenshulme on Saturday 24th October 2015. The event was a celebration of linguistic and cultural diversity in the city, and was attended by hundreds of local residents and visitors, who took part in activities spanning three venues.
A short video is now available online, featuring some of the many performances, language taster sessions and interactive games that took place on the day, as well as interviews with participants and visitors.
Levenshulme Language Day is an event organised to celebrate the rich linguistic and cultural diversity found in Levenshulme, Manchester, and its surrounding area. The event will be held on Saturday 24th October 2015, and activities will take place at Levenshulme Inspire, The Klondyke Club and Levenshulme Market.
Local residents, visitors, market traders and businesses are invited to participate in this event for all ages, with games for children, language taster sessions, performances, live music, international films and food, as well as the chance to explore the work of local supplementary schools and community organisations – and much more!
Visit our archive to have a look at the latest student reports we have recently uploaded. The reports include studies about Manchester’s linguistic landscape, recent results from our School Language Survey, research into language choice and maintenance in bilingual families and much more.
The new report presenting our research into language provisions in Manchester’s supplementary schools is now available to download here.