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September 5, 2019 : Creative Multilingualism : Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall : Pittsburgh, PA



Vasily Kandinsky (1866-1944) Komposition 8


Creative Multilingualism is a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional research programme funded by the AHRC under its Open World Research Initiative (OWRI). Seven interlocking research strands investigate the creative dimension of languages and linguistic diversity – extending from cognition, naming and intelligibility through performance, texts and translation to language learning. Full details of the programme, the consortium of universities, the range of partners, and the programme’s aims and activities can be found at

Creative Multilingualism, in collaboration with the Joint National Committee for Languages and the Office of the Provost at the University of Pittsburgh, welcomes you to Pittsburgh for the international workshop, Artificial Intelligence in the World of Languages.


Digital advances are revolutionizing our linguistic landscape, our possibilities for communication, the interaction between languages, and our very identities.  Language apps and other forms of language automation are increasingly impacting on language teaching, language learning, and learner motivation.  Conversely, leaders in artificial intelligence are increasingly relying upon linguists and modern linguists to solve new and complex communication problems in digital contexts. 


Bringing together researchers, educators, learners, and leaders in tech and AI, this one-day workshop will explore the increasing involvement of AI in the world of languages.  


The Workshop will include discussion of the following topics:

  • How can artificial intelligence (AI) support language learning and teaching in schools, community/supplementary schools and independent contexts?

  • How can AI support motivation in language learning?

  • How does AI open up the world of careers for language learners?


The Workshop will also serve as an opportunity to share and engage with the diverse expertise and experiences of the research, education, and tech sectors.

Registration closes September 1!

Workshop Venue:

Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall - University of Pittsburgh 


Abstract submissions: May 27


Research funding: April 30

Workshop: September 5


Registration Closes: September 1


E-mail (general):

E-mail (registration):


Mail: Dr. Karen Park

2816 Cathedral of Learning

Department of Linguistics

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA



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