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Research Themes

Cambridge English
A broad and interdisciplinary focus on the English language, uniting academic research and the professional goals of Cambridge English Language Assessment and Cambridge University Press
Human Language Technologies
Providing the computational modelling of speech and language needed both to inform theoretical developments and to provide translational pathways to applications
Language Change and Diversity
Historical and comparative linguistics and philology; typology and universals; grammatical theory; sociolinguistics; linguistic anthropology; language endangerment
Language Communication and Comprehension
Language communication and comprehension, from neurobiological, evolutionary, social, cultural, forensic, and philosopical perspectives
Language Learning across the Lifespan
First and second language acquisition in typically-developing and non-typically developing learners, and in therapeutic contexts