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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre
 
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The Cambridge Language Sciences (CLS) Annual Symposium is an annual meeting of minds, bringing together language scientists of all disciplines from the University of Cambridge for an afternoon of talks, poster presentations and informal networking.   

This year's theme, ‘What does language diversity mean for the past, present and future of humankind?’, is one of CLS's ‘moonshot’ questions. The 'moonshots' are ambitious questions of societal importance with potential for further large-scale interdisciplinary research. 

The talks will follow the 'research dialogues' format, which were well-received at last year's event, with pairs of presenters offering different perspectives on a topic relevant to the overarching theme.   

Dialogue 1: Language, culture and identity: perspectives from historical linguistics and sociolinguistics

Dialogue 2: Exolanguages and communicating with exobeings


The event will take place in person at Cripps Court Magdalene College, followed by an evening drinks reception. The presentations and posters will also be available on Cambridge Open Engage, Cambridge University Press' early research platform, after the event.

The Symposium is free to University of Cambridge researchers and guests. Please save the date for what promises to be an engaging and informative event. 

Poster call opens: 1 to 27 September 2022

Registration opens: October 2022

We gratefully acknowledge the support of Cambridge University Press & Assessment in making this event possible.


Programme

All sessions will take place live in person at Cripps Court Magdalene College and will be available to view afterwards on Cambridge Open Engage.

Timings are provisional. We will confirm actual times and provide more details closer to the event.

13.00-13.30 Registration & coffee

13.30-15.15 Research Dialogue 1: Language, culture and identity: perspectives from historical linguistics and sociolinguistics

15.15-15.45 Poster slam

Poster presenters have one minute and one slide to tell the audience about their poster.  

15.45-16.30 Poster exhibition & refreshments

16.30-18.15 Research Dialogue 2: Exolanguages and communicating with exobeings

18.15-19.45 Drinks reception


Call for posters

The poster session is a great opportunity to showcase your work, either early or later stage. The poster call will open from 1 to 27 September.

Posters can be on any topic within language sciences. Interdisciplinary research is especially welcome. Abstracts will be reviewed before acceptance.

If you have any questions about the call for posters, please email contact@languagesciences.cam.ac.uk or contact the poster session organisers: Aurora Gao (lg587@cam.ac.uk) and Yuyan Xue (yx324@cam.ac.uk).

 

Date: 
Thursday, 24 November, 2022 - 13:00 to 19:45
Event location: 
Cripps Court, Magdalene College, Cambridge

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