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Languages, Society & Policy

LSP publishes high-quality peer-reviewed language research in accessible and non-technical language to promote policy engagement and provide expertise to policy makers, journalists and stakeholders in education, health, business and elsewhere. Language underpins every aspect of human activity, social, economic and cultural. Insights from language and linguistics research can improve policy making and have the potential to impact on a wide range of areas of public life.

We publish Policy Papers, Opinion Articles, short and accessible papers from the Research Lab and Dialogues. We also occasionally publish policy reviews.

LSP promotes the multidisciplinarity of linguistics and language research and welcomes contributions from diverse disciplines including, but not restricted to, linguistics, modern languages, cultural studies, cognitive science, developmental linguistics and psychology, sociolinguistics, corpus and computational linguistics, education, health sciences, psychology and neuroscience.

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Recent Submissions

  • 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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