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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre

Dr Alex Loktionov

Ancient Egyptian language with a particular interest in legal texts

Transmission of intellectual culture, and especially legal ideas, between Egypt and the Akkadian-speaking world

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Dr Jacob Dunn

Acoustics, primate communication, vocal production, evolution of speech, vocal allometry

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Dr Martin Worthington

Babylonian and Assyrian grammar; Akkadian; Sumerian

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Dr Hratch Papazian

Ancient Egyptian language;
social and economic history of ancient Egypt;
palaeography and epigraphy

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Professor Robert Foley FBA

Human evolution and language;
evolutionary ecology of language and cognitive evolution;
social evolution;
human cultural diversity;
linguistic phylogeny

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Professor Caroline Humphrey FBA

Cross-language encounters, such as communication between Chinese and Russian traders

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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.