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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre
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Since launching, the Workshop Fund has supported the following events.

How can learning a second language be made effortless? Exploring novel opportunities and challenges for non-native language learning

Due to take place Spring 2023

This is a two-day workshop convened by Matt Davis, Senior Research Scientist at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit and Ianthi Tsimpli, Professor of English and Applied Linguistics in the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics.

The aim is to explore essential differences between native and non-native language learning with a view to finding novel perspectives on the opportunities and challenges for non-native language learning. 



October 2022

The workshop, co-supported by the Language Sciences Workshop Fund and ‘Opening Up Minds’, was convened by Andreas Vlachos, Professor of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning at the University of Cambridge, and Tom Stafford, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Sheffield, with Georgi Karadzhov, Christine De Kock and Youmna Farag from Cambridge's Department of Computer Science and Technology. 

The event brought together researchers from psychology, social, political and computer science, and others to collaborate and share their research. The aim was to explore how we can use existing and emerging techniques and technologies of argumentative communication make better decisions.


What we do

Cambridge Language Sciences is an Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. Our virtual network connects researchers from five schools across the university as well as other world-leading research institutions. Our aim is to strengthen research collaborations and knowledge transfer across disciplines in order to address large-scale multi-disciplinary research challenges relating to language research.