As we mark the European Day of Languages, Professor Matthew Reynolds from AHRC’s Creative Multilingualism project reflects on artificial intelligence (AI) in the world of languages and the valuable role of arts and humanities researchers. What do language-learning and literary research have to do with artificial intelligence? A workshop at Pittsburgh University, organised by Professor … Continue reading Is AI the future of language learning?
In this week's blog, Dr Thomas H Bak from the Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies (MEITS) project looks back on C.P, Snow's "The two cultures" lecture, wondering if "literary" and scientific academic cultures are still as separated as they were sixty years ago.
Manchester Voices is a research project which explores the rich tapestry of accents, dialects, and identities that make up Greater Manchester. In this week’s blog, Dr Erin Carrie and Dr Rob Drummond discuss how the research will develop, and demonstrate why it really is a project about, with, and for the people of Greater Manchester.
After a BBC report showed drops of up to 50% in the take-up of GCSE language courses since 2013, researchers from the AHRC-funded Open World Research Initiative (OWRI) Creative Multilingualism project ask: Why don't pupils want to study languages and what can we do about it? Professor Suzanne Graham and Dr Linda Fisher are researchers … Continue reading Why don’t pupils want to study languages in the UK?
In this week's post, Alison Buckler – Research Fellow in Education and International Development at the Open University – looks at the importance of collaborative storytelling approaches in understanding young people’s experiences of learning.
This week's blog comes from Katrin Kohl from the Creative Multilingualism research team. In it, she describes the importance of holding on to first languages as part of holding on to our culture.