Languages, Society and Policy Journal

Edited by a multidisciplinary team, LSP is a unique online resource for policy-makers, journalists and stakeholders in education, health and business. The journal is part of MEITS, a flagship AHRC-funded project aiming to revitalise Modern Languages and shape UK language policy by showing how multilingualism can empower individuals and transform societies.

A list of recently published policy papers is below:

Healthy linguistic diet: the value of linguistic diversity and language learning across the lifespan
Thomas H. Bak & Dina Mehmedbegovic

Learning foreign languages in primary schools: is younger better?
Florence Myles

Multicultural London English and social educational policies
Jenny Cheshire, David Hall, David Adger

Multilingual Education for Multilingual Speakers
Ianthi Maria Tsimpli

Wake me up in 2050! Formulating Language Policy in Wales
Colin H. Williams

The role of assessment in European Language Policy
Esther Gutierrez Eugenio, Nick Saville

Can global cities have a language policy?
Yaron Matras

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