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Professor Neil Mercer

Professor Neil Mercer

Professor of Education

Director of Oracy Cambridge

Language and education


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

Research theme

Multilingualism :

Departments and Institutes

Faculty of Education:
Emeritus Professor of Education and Director of Oracy Cambridge, Hughes Hall

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.


  • Cognitive development
  • Psychology
  • Cognition
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Education
  • Literacy