Creative Multilingualism – the hidden value of linguistic diversity
Today there is an almost exclusive focus on functional skills in language learning in UK schools and society as a whole. The innate connection between creativity and languages tends to be overlooked. In her talk Professor Katrin Kohl will introduce Creative Multilingualism, a major new research programme investigating and showcasing the creative dimension of modern languages in a wide range of areas.
Working with teams in other universities (Birmingham City, Cambridge, Pittsburgh, Reading, SOAS), and external partners (including the British Council, GCHQ, Business in the Community and Punch Records) her research programme focuses on key areas of the communicative process to investigate how creativity interacts with linguistic diversity. A key aim of the programme is to enhance the perceived value of the linguistic diversity in our midst.
The talk will include a complimentary lunch served from 12 noon.