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Read more at: How our linguistic mind guides language learning
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How our linguistic mind guides language learning

21 April 2021

In her recent TEDxCambridgeUniversity talk Cambridge Language Sciences network member Dr Dora Alexopoulou discusses the positive impact of learning activities that reflect how learners' native language influences second language learning. Multilingualism is more important than ever in an increasingly interconnected world...


Read more at: Online translators are sexist – here's how we gave them a little gender sensitivity training
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Online translators are sexist – here's how we gave them a little gender sensitivity training

31 March 2021

Stefanie Ullmann , University of Cambridge and Danielle Saunders , University of Cambridge Online translation tools have helped us learn new languages, communicate across linguistic borders, and view foreign websites in our native tongue. But the artificial intelligence (AI) behind them is far from perfect, often...


Read more at: Language Sciences Incubator Fund projects announced March 2021
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Language Sciences Incubator Fund projects announced March 2021

8 March 2021

We are delighted to announce that three more projects have been awarded seed funding through the Language Sciences Incubator Fund . Successful applicants Successful applicants from the latest call, which closed in February 2021, were announced on 1 March. All three projects address highly-topical research questions with...


Read more at: Cambridge Festival - Language Sciences related events
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Cambridge Festival - Language Sciences related events

1 March 2021

The new, interdisciplinary Cambridge Festival will take place from 26 March to 4 April 2021, with more than 350 free online events and activities: from panel discussions, film premieres, and self-guided walking tours, to ‘try this at home’ activities for the whole family. The following is a selection of language sciences...


Read more at: What Next? Future Directions in Language Research: Cambridge Language Sciences Annual Symposium 2020
Cambridge Language Sciences Annual Symposium 2020 What Next? Future Directions in Language Research

What Next? Future Directions in Language Research: Cambridge Language Sciences Annual Symposium 2020

17 December 2020

The Cambridge Language Sciences Annual Symposium is an annual meeting of minds, bringing together language scientists of all disciplines from the University of Cambridge and beyond. The 2020 event took place on 17 November and was attended by 200 colleagues from across the University of Cambridge and other leading research...


Read more at: New PhD studentship in forensic phonetics
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New PhD studentship in forensic phonetics

17 December 2020

Following the success of Dr Kirsty McDougall and her team in securing funding for their research on ‘Improving Voice Identification Procedures’ (IVIP) , a new PhD studentship in forensic phonetics has now been established to work in this area. The studentship is a collaboration between the University of Cambridge Phonetics...


Read more at: Guy Emerson joins as Executive Director for Cambridge Language Sciences
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Guy Emerson joins as Executive Director for Cambridge Language Sciences

30 November 2020

We are delighted to announce that Dr Guy Emerson has taken on a formal role as Executive Director for Cambridge Language Sciences working alongside the Co-Directors Prof. Ann Copestake and Prof. Brechtje Post . Dr Emerson takes on this position as part of his Departmental Early Career Academic Fellowship in the Dept. of...


Read more at: Cambridge Language Sciences concludes Agreement of Cooperation with Chuo University Institute of Cultural Sciences
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Cambridge Language Sciences concludes Agreement of Cooperation with Chuo University Institute of Cultural Sciences

4 November 2020

Cambridge Language Sciences Interdisciplinary Research Centre has concluded a new inter-institutional agreement of cooperation with the Chuo University Institute of Cultural Sciences . The aim of the agreement is to further facilitate research exchange and collaboration across countries and disciplines through activities...


Read more at: Cambridge University and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore establish new Research Centre to support lifelong learning
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Cambridge University and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore establish new Research Centre to support lifelong learning

28 October 2020

A new research centre focused on improving support for lifelong learning and cognitive agility opened on 1 October 2020 in Singapore. The Centre for Lifelong Learning and Individualised Cognition (CLIC) is a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore...


Read more at: On Ordnance Survey Maps as Informant-Based Language Atlases by Dr Laura Wright
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On Ordnance Survey Maps as Informant-Based Language Atlases by Dr Laura Wright

28 July 2020

For geographers, maps are everyday tools. I’m a historical linguist, and to me a map is a selection of locals’ speech presented in a visual manner. Here’s how I developed an appreciation for the zoomable maps available on the National Library of Scotland’s website and the University of Edinburgh’s Edina Digimap facility ...


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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.

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