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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre
Delegates at Cambridge Language Sciences Annual Symposium

Why Language Sciences?

Technological advances in areas such as brain imaging, machine learning and AI mean that applied research in language sciences is having a growing impact on our everyday lives.

These range from the development of search engines, large language models, and virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa, to biomedical text mining and dementia research.

We also face new research challenges posed by the increasingly multilingual and multicultural society associated with migration and social change. 

About Cambridge Language Sciences

Cambridge Language Sciences is one of a select group of University-wide Interdisciplinary Research Centres (IRCs) at the University of Cambridge. These IRCs are designed to build research capacity in tackling some of today’s greatest challenges.

Our mission is to promote dialogue between language scientists of all disciplines. The aim is to stimulate innovative thinking and to catalyse the formation of new interdisciplinary partnerships for novel research and creative teaching.

A virtual network across Cambridge University and beyond

Our virtual network includes members from across the university including humanities, social sciences, biological sciences, medicine, computer science, engineering and technology. We also collaborate closely with Cambridge University Press and Assessment, and have strong links with other world-leading partners in the field of language sciences.

The interdisciplinary approach and collaboration between researchers across the Cambridge Language Sciences network strengthens our ability to tackle complex issues in key areas including technology, health, education and society.


What we do

Cambridge Language Sciences is an Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. Our virtual network connects researchers from five schools across the university as well as other world-leading research institutions. Our aim is to strengthen research collaborations and knowledge transfer across disciplines in order to address large-scale multi-disciplinary research challenges relating to language research.