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Keynote Lecture: Disinventing Monolingualism in Modern Languages Research

TRANSNATIONAL MODERN LANGUAGES The Italian Cultural Institute, 39 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8NX Friday 2 and Saturday 3 December 2016 Teaching and research in Modern Languages are conventionally structured in ways which appear to insist on national or linguistic specificity. Work … Continue reading

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New book on multilingual cinema

From Bloomsbury’s publicity blurb: “The Multilingual Screen is the first edited volume to offer a wide-ranging exploration of the place of multilingualism in cinema, investigating the ways in which linguistic difference and exchange have shaped, and continue to shape, the … Continue reading

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New book on interpreting in the KZs

From Bloomsbury’s publicity description: “This significant new study is concerned with the role of interpreting in Nazi concentration camps, where prisoners were of 30 to 40 different nationalities. With German as the only official language in the lager, communication was vital … Continue reading

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Translation in the Digital Age

A lecture for Humanities Week, October 2015. Responses welcome. Video thanks to College of Humanities External Relations and Nate Mehr.  

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New Book

Advance reviews: “An extraordinary and illuminating book, spanning literary and cultural studies, applied linguistics, social and cultural theory, and more. Original, brilliantly presented, provocative, and extremely timely, The Invention of Monolingualism is likely to be a blockbuster with its far sighted argument-a … Continue reading

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MOOC: Multilingual Learning for a Globalised World

This free online course (beginning April 4) will explore multilingual education and how it can impact and improve education and broader society. Understand why languages matter Our languages are an essential part of who we are as human beings. They are … Continue reading

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Workshop: Researching Multilingually in an Era of Neo-Orientalism

Thursday, April 7, 3:30-5:30pm, Marshall Building 491 Questions for Discussion What is monolingualism and how does it inform research methods, formats, disciplines, and concepts? What effects does monolingualism (as a social phenomenon or research method) have on the subjects we … Continue reading

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