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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre
Areas of Interest: 
Language endangerment and revitalization
Language contact and change
New speakers of endangered languages
Corpus linguistics
Creoles and pidgins

For more information, please check Dr Mayeux's academic webpage


I completed my PhD in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics here at the University of Cambridge in 2019 and now lecture in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics. I also act as Director of Studies in Linguistics at Fitzwilliam College and co-convene the Cambridge Endangered Languages and Cultures Group (CELC). Funded by a Cambridge Humanities Research Grant, I am also working as a part-time Research Assistant investigating Haitian dialectology as part of the ESRC-funded project Tweetolectology: Investigating the diffusion of morphosyntactic innovation using Twitter.

Before coming to Cambridge, I studied for a BA in Korean & Linguistics with Yoruba at SOAS, University of London with a year at Korea University, Republic of Korea. During that time, I worked part-time as a Research Assistant in Korean Linguistics at SOAS and at the University of Oxford.


For up-to-date information about my research, please check my academic webpage

Teaching and Supervisions


FR2: Structures and varieties of French (paper co-ordinator, lecturer, supervisor)
FR1: Introduction to French literature, linguistics, film and thought (linguistics component only; lecturer, supervisor)


Dr Oliver Mayeux

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