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The linguistically diverse nature of contemporary societies is related to a range of complex phenomena in the areas of: language policy and practice; language contact and change, translation, interpreting and heritage learning; public sector translation/interpretation, translation and human rights. These constitute areas in which Monash and Warwick have an unbroken history of world-leading research.

MultiDiv (Multilingualism and Diversity school) builds on this expertise and aims to push further current knowledge in the field. MultiDiv is led by: Professor Angouri (Warwick); Dr Chantal Wright (Warwick); Dr Willoughby (Monash) and Professor Burridge (Monash). It seeks to become a unique and sustainable rotating biennial Sprinter School which will be hosted alternately by the Universities of Warwick and Monash . It will bring together senior academics, undergraduates and postgraduates for an intensive five-day school which will involve writing workshops, data training and sessions on interpreting research for wider audiences, in particular policy makers and the media.

MutliDiv and MITN share a commitment to supporting student research and the development of early career researchers. MultiDiv will include all students, Undergraduate and Postgraduate, as equal participants and is keen to encourage and embed further undergraduate research in the curricula of the two institutions. MultiDiv aims to become a global hub of excellence for the study of multilingualism and diversity. MultiDiv 2019 will take place at the University of Warwick .