Translating Multilingual Britain

8 May 2019 1.00pm 1.45pm

Venue:

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)

Speaker(s):

Professor Katrin Kohl

Contact:

Janet Walwyn | janet.walwyn@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Description

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.

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