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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre

Dr Saussan Khalil

Arabic language, linguistics, sociolinguistics, computational linguistics, lexicography, teaching, second language acquisition, natural language processing, community languages

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Rishi Rajpopat

acoustics, Indian languages and linguistics, linguistics and mathematics, linguistics and Indian music

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Lilong Xu

Language acquisition; bilingualism; multilingualism; syntax

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Mohyi Eldeen Maziad

Critical Discourse Analysis; Cognitive Linguistics; Middle Eastern Studies; Arabic-English translation and interpreting

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Dr Mahbod Ghaffari

Persian language, literature and culture; Iranian studies; Middle Eastern studies; linguistics

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Professor Roel Sterckx FBA

Classical and literary Chinese;
classical Chinese philology

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Dr Vincenzo Vergiani

Classical Tamil;
the history of linguistic ideas and the philosophy of language in ancient India

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Professor James Montgomery

Classical Arabic; literary translation and the translation of classical Arabic poetry

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Dr Eivind Kahrs

Sanskrit linguistics and philosophy of language; Pali; Prakrit

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Dr Boping Yuan

Developmental linguistics (syntax, semantics, interfaces);
non-native grammar, particularly second language acquisition of Chinese

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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.