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MEITS is a major interdisciplinary research project funded under the AHRC Open World Research Initiative. Linguistic competence in more than one language – being multilingual – sits at the heart of the study of modern languages and literatures, distinguishing it from cognate disciplines. Through six interlocking research strands we investigate how the insights gained from stepping outside a single language, culture and mode of thought are vital to individuals and societies.



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  • How far can skills-talk take us? 

    Kenny, Neil (MEITS, 2018-02-01)
  • Whither UK Language Policy? 

    Coussins, Jean (MEITS, 2017-11-07)
    In this article, Baroness Coussins, co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Languages, outlines the current priorities for language policy in the UK, highlighting inconsistencies and fragmentation in ...
  • Multilingual Britain – Towards a coherent policy framework for children with EAL 

    Sutton, Diana (MEITS, 2017-11-05)
    In this article, Diana Sutton, Director of the Bell Foundation, explores the current policy and practice framework for supporting children with English as an Additional Language in the UK and how the available research ...
  • ‘Translating Cultures’, translating research 

    Forsdick, Charles (MEITS, 2017-11-03)
    In this article, Charles Forsdick, AHRC Theme Leadership Fellow for ‘Translating Cultures’, presents the policy issues revealed and addressed by research carried out under the theme, and highlights the challenges and ...

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