our words make worlds

Language Acts and Worldmaking is a flagship project funded by the AHRC Open World Research Initiative, which aims to regenerate and transform modern language learning by foregrounding language's power to shape how we live and make our worlds.

Al-Andalus in Motion: Travelling Concepts and Cross-Cultural Contexts - Call for papers

Scientific Studies Association (ILEM), as a partner of the Language Acts and Worldmaking project, calls for papers for the international conference Al-Andalus in Motion: Travelling Concepts and Cross-Cultural Contexts to be held on November 15-16, 2018, hosted by Istanbul Medeniyet University.

Language teachers in the 21st century: Perspectives and trajectories

The Diasporic Identities research strand of the project is excited to announce a collaboration with the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA) Research Network.

It Takes Two to Tandem: The Effect of E-Tandem Language Learning on Foreign Language Enjoyment, Foreign Language Anxiety and Learner Autonomy

Given many higher education institutions tend to show a rather low systemic autonomy (Tatzl, 2013), this project aims to mitigate barriers to learner autonomy by the implementation of an e-tandem scheme.

Al-Andalus in Motion: Travelling Concepts and Cross-Cultural Contexts

Istanbul Medeniyet University, Istanbul

Scientific Studies Association (ILEM) as a partner of the Language Acts and Worldmaking project is excited to announce the international conference Al-Andalus in Motion: Travelling Concepts and Cross-Cultural Contexts to be held on November 15-16, 2018, hosted by Istanbul Medeniyet University.

Latina/o American Studies Initiative

Reflections: Languages Memory Conference

Digital Mediations Survey

  1. Travelling Concepts

    Words in action

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  2. Translation Acts

    Worldmaking on stage

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  3. Digital Mediations

    Mapping multilingualism and digital culture

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  4. Loaded Meanings

    New worlds for old words

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  5. Diasporic Identities

    Teaching languages, mediating cultures

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  6. Language Transitions

    Moving through languages
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