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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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/2017/06/Call-for-Papers.pdf
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.
We are hosting a community event to launch the online archive of data collected by The Dialects of Kurdish Project. We will demonstrate the website and data archive, hear from people who took part in the project, and enjoy food and music.
Everyone is welcome to attend! Please find full details on the flyer below.
Visit the Kurdish project website.
We are offering small grants to support film production on the subject of world and community languages (priority is being given to students and recent graduates of The Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology at The University of Manchester).
More information is available here: http://mlm.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Film-call.pdf
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.