‘Modern languages must reform’

Modern Linguists must craft their own reforms to reclaim the future of their discipline, write professors Stephen Hutchings and Yaron Matras. They call on universities to develop a compelling vision for Modern Languages research and teaching, and to capitalise on the immense value of the multilingual communities in which large universities are located.

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Call for Papers: Multilingual landscapes: planning, policy, and contact linguistic perspectives

Abstracts are invited for a two-day workshop on ‘Multilingual landscapes: planning, policy, and contact linguistic perspectives’, hosted by Multilingual Manchester. The workshop will take place on 21-22 May 2018 at The University of Manchester.

Please see the call for papers here: http://mlm.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Call-for-Papers.pdf

Polish ambassador helps to launch new Multilingual Manchester project

His Excellency, Arkady Rzegocki, the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, has visited The University of Manchester to help launch a new project that will work closely with Polish schools in the city. He said: “Initiatives such as Multilingual Manchester are pivotal in building bridges between Poles and the wider Mancunian community.” Read more on the Ambassador’s visit here.

Event: ‘Manchester Talks Many Languages’

Multilingual Manchester is hosting an event to celebrate International Mother Language Day. ‘Manchester Talks Many Languages’ will take place on 21 February 2017, 5.30 – 7pm, at Central Library. For further details, see the invitation below.

We would be delighted if you could join us there. To register, please email charlotte.jones@manchester.ac.uk.