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Professor Neil Mercer

Language and education; oracy
Professor Neil Mercer

Emeritus Professor of Education

Director, Oracy@Cambridge

Language and education

Office Phone: (+44) (0)1223 767592

Departments and Institutes

Faculty of Education:

Research Interests

My research interests include the role of spoken language in the development of children's reasoning and learning, methodologies for the analysis of classroom talk, language genres as cultural and psychological tools, the educational implications of language variation, and the use of ICT for educational dialogue.


  • Education
  • Literacy