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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre

Dr Nicholas Zair

Languages of Ancient Italy;
Proto-Indo-European and the Indo-European Languages

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Dr Torsten Meißner

Reconstruction of the Proto-Indo-European parent language;
historical bilingualism and multilingualism

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Dr Jo Willmott

Mood and modality in ancient Greek

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Professor James Clackson

Indo-European comparison and reconstruction; history of languages of Ancient Italy; history of the Greek language; Armenian; historical sociolinguistics

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Dr Philippa Steele

Languages of ancient Cyprus;
Aegean linear scripts;
multilingualism in the ancient world;
languages of ancient Mediterranean and Near East;
Ancient Greek dialectology

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Professor Geoff Horrocks

History and structure of Greek (ancient, medieval and modern);
history and structure of Latin (to the early middle ages);
syntax, semantics and morphology;
language change

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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.