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Dr Andrew Caines

Second language learning; first language acquisition; speech; corpus linguistics; language evolution
Dr Andrew Caines

Research Associate, DTAL/ALTA Institute

Second language learning

First language acquisition


Corpus linguistics

Language evolution

Office Phone: 760812

Research Interests

My current projects relate to second language learning and form part of the ALTA Institute research programme. We are working to better understand learner proficiency levels in spoken English and provide individualised, automated teaching feedback.



  • Cognitive development
  • Second language acquisition
  • Language acquisition
  • Language testing and assessment
  • Computational linguistics
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Corpus linguistics