Translating Multilingual Britain

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Translating Multilingual Britain

 8 May 2019       7 - 9.30pm   


Translating Multilingual Britain

As the UK wrestles with its political and cultural identity in the current world, its linguistic identity seems increasingly homogeneous and exclusively English. Yet the rise of 'global English' and the downward trend in language learning in schools mask a vibrant diversity of languages in everyday UK use – a diversity that has a rich heritage in the British Isles.

The talk will look at the importance of translation for creating the English language, and the vibrant manifestations of language exchange in the UK today.


Professor Katrin Kohl



Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

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This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.


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