As the national body for the humanities and social sciences, we have long been concerned about the decline in language learning throughout the education system. We have been working with government, higher education institutions and students to demonstrate how the benefits of learning a language go far beyond the technical ability to speak it.
Research on multilingualism is very important for advancing our understanding of brain development and functions. How does multilingualism benefit cognitive development in infants and how does it impact cognitive ageing?
This workshop was the latest instalment in the British Academy sponsored series of capacity building workshops which started in 2011, focused on training researchers in the Arab World, Iran and Turkey in the area of translation studies.
Search The British Academy archives for a diverse selection of informative lectures by a broad range of speakers.
Join our panel as they discuss the structure, history and evolution of the Scots language and its contribution to Scotland’s identity and future.