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Language Sciences for Graduate Students

Talks and Events

You can find a calendar of events here.

Interdisciplinary workshops and networking events for doctoral students

Methodology workshop

We regularly hold free events run by and for doctoral students in language sciences, including workshops, speed networking, poster sessions and "one-minute madness" presentations. Information about upcoming events specifically for doctoral students will be posted on this page of the website and sent out via the language sciences mailing list (to sign up for this, click on the link on the home pages of this website). 

In partnership with the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre for Social Sciences we have appointed four student "fellows" to organise events for doctoral students in order to support and encourage an interdisciplinary approach to research. They offer a series of workshops in 2 complementary strands, Cambridge DOCking Station and Cambridge PhD Clinic. Information about workshops in Michaelmas Term will shortly be announced.

All workshops are free, and open to University of Cambridge doctoral students in language sciences disciplines and at the ESRC DTC. Registration is required.

PhD Clinic

Cambridge PhD clinic is a collaborative platform for doctoral students in the language, cognitive and social sciences, offering practical workshops and peer-to-peer support. Run by Yvonne Frankfurth and Johanna Finnemann, the aim is to crowd-source problems and research issues submitted by doctoral students and then address them in a friendly environment (mainly through peer support, but sometimes calling on the expertise of a senior colleague). Events organised by the PhD Clinic are announced on the language sciences mailing list and the PhD Clinic's website

Cambridge DOCking Station

Cambridge DOCking Station is the brainchild of PhD students Lydia Viñals-Castonguay and Rowena Bermingham. The focus is on helping doctoral students to better understand the nature of interdisciplinary research, to develop ideas for interdisciplinary projects and to make connections between their own work and the work of their peers. Events are announced on the language sciences mailing list and the DOCking Station website. There are no workshops scheduled at the present time. 

Language Sciences Interdisciplinary Programme

MPhil students in Cambridge have the opportunity to follow an innovative interdisciplinary programme in language sciences (The Language Sciences Interdisciplinary Programme, or LSIP). This allows students in several MPhil courses to undertake research jointly supervised by specialists from different departments and to take taught options from other courses. For example, a linguistics student interested in conducting psychological experiments could find a co-supervisor in the psychology department, and a computer science student wanting to apply computational techniques to language learning could work with the faculty of education.  For more information, visit the LSIP webpages.


CamLangSci student blog

A blog on topics in the language sciences written by a team of graduates at the University of Cambridge. If you are interested in joining the writing team contact Elspeth Wilson or Jamie Douglas.


Student Reps

There are currently two PhD students on the Cambridge Language Sciences Steering Committee, and do get in touch if you have any questions:

Guy Emerson (gete2), Computer Laboratory

Jamie Douglas (jad71), Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics