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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre
Read more at: Pu Shi

Pu Shi

Academic literacy;
critical thinking and learner autonomy;
cultural and ideological issues in language education;
history of English language education in China

Read more at: Dr Elspeth Wilson

Dr Elspeth Wilson

First language acquisition; word learning; experimental semantics & pragmatics; implicature; bilingualism

Read more at: Mia Kim

Mia Kim

Bilingualism; language learning; language and thought

Read more at: Dr Yongcan Liu

Dr Yongcan Liu

Second language teacher development; sociocultural theories of learning and SLA; community/heritage/minority language acquisition and education

Read more at: Professor Neil Mercer

Professor Neil Mercer

Language and education;

Read more at: Dr Michael Evans

Dr Michael Evans

Second language education; language teacher education; cross-cultural education; language education policy

Read more at: Dr Edith Esch

Dr Edith Esch

Second language education; bilingualism

Read more at: Dr Michelle Ellefson

Dr Michelle Ellefson

Development of language from a cognitive science perspective; cognitive benefits of bilingualism and multilingualism; early literacy

Read more at: Dr Linda Fisher

Dr Linda Fisher

  • Multilingualism
  • Multilingual identity
  • Metaphor in relation to belief formation and change
  • Creativity in language learning
  • Language learning motivation
  • Language teacher education
  • Sociocultural approaches in relation to the above
  • Policy in relation to the above

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.