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Dr Andrew Caines

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

Senior Research Associate, CST & ALTA Institute

Second language learning

First language acquisition

Speech NLP

Low resource languages


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.

I have also worked on educational technology for low resource languages, issues of literacy, online hacking forums, and adaptive tutoring.



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