About the Research Project 

Colours of the Alphabet forms the heart of a practice based research project developed and produced over five years, between Newcastle University, and The University of the West of Scotland, with development support from the The University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier University.

The research project aims to filmicly reveal the complexities of our multilingual world, specifically focusing on linguistic anthropological perspectives of minority languages use and education. The project aims to highlight the importance of mother-tongue education and research the capacity of creative documentary film as a medium to research and bring attention to such subjects related to language and society.

As well as the film, the filmmakers have published various articles related to the project. A list of which can be found below. 

For more information on the research surrounding the project, or for academic screenings, presentations or institutional copies of the film please contact screenings@coloursofthealphabet.com or contact the director through his Newcastle University profile. 

Selected published articles related to the project. 

And further article  exploring the film and themes of the project can be read at 



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