New student reports now online!

Visit our Student Research archive to read the latest MLM student reports! The reports focus on various aspects of multilingualism, including:-
– Linguistic Landscapes in Manchester’s Chinatown, with analyses drawing on our existing LinguaSnapp corpus;
– language choice on social media;
– multiethnolects in the British media;
– language attitudes and the impact of media coverage in shaping these.

You can read the new reports in full here.

Virtual Tour of Manchester’s Language Celebrations launched

A new Virtual Tour of Manchester’s Language Celebrations documents information stalls, performances, crafts and workshops created in recent years by community groups, Manchester libraries and Multilingual Manchester to celebrate the city’s multilingualism.

First piloted on Levenshulme Language Day 2015, this format of activities has now become a permanent fixture in the city’s public calendar, with a city-wide network of libraries, community groups, schools, writers and artists, museums and universities contributing on a regular basis to mark UNESCO International Mother Language Day on 21 February.

The virtual tour is hosted by Manchester City of Literature, and was created as part of the Engaging Librariescollaboration between Multilingual Manchester and Manchester Libraries. The resource will be open for further submissions and the page contains a link with instructions for contributors.