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Cambridge Language Sciences interactive online resources survey

29 June 2020

Do you have any interactive online resources that you have developed, or that you would recommend to other researchers in the language sciences? If so, please let us know. Cambridge Language Sciences are compiling an inventory of interactive online tools and resources related to language sciences research or for use by...

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Language Practices and Policies in a Post-Colonial Setting: The Case of Guinea-Bissau

29 June 2020

Jacqueline Rowe, a recent graduate in linguistics from Cambridge, reflects on the complexity of post-colonial language policy based on her fieldwork in Guinea-Bissau. Jacqueline Rowe graduated from the Section of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics in 2019. Her dissertation project, supervised by Dr Henriette Hendriks...

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Cambridge Language Sciences Symposium for Early-Career Researchers June 2020

24 June 2020

This year the June Symposium for Early-Career Researchers moved online for the first time. The event, now in its third year, celebrates work by early-career researchers working in the field of language sciences and is open to all researchers at the University of Cambridge. The live plenary and poster sessions took place on...

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Speech research group success at INTERSPEECH 2020

24 June 2020

A team from Professor Mark Gales' Speech Research Group and the ALTA Institute recently took part in the INTERSPEECH 2020 Shared Task on Automatic Speech Recognition for Non-Native Children's Speech. There are limited resources available of children's speech data and even less of non-native speakers. Children's speech...

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Researcher profile: Mélanie Gréaux

9 June 2020

Mélanie Gréaux is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Education . She is co-supervised by Dr Jenny Gibson and Dr Napoleon Katsos, and funded by the ESRC-DTP Cambridge in partnership with Autistica . Her doctoral research is looking at the potential of collaborative and cross-cultural professional learning opportunities to...

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Researcher profile: Andrew Caines

2 June 2020

Dr Andrew Caines is a Senior Research Associate in the Natural Language and Information Processing Research (NLIP) Group at the Computer Laboratory , and has been a member of the Automated Language Teaching & Assessment Institute (ALTA) since its foundation in October 2013. Prior to that he was a data analyst in the...

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Researcher profile: Mandy Wigdorowitz

26 May 2020

Mandy Wigdorowitz is a PhD candidate in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics . She is researching the psycholinguistic and cognitive effects of language experience in multilinguals with a focus on language and interaction from linguistic, social, cognitive and psychological perspectives. In addition to her doctoral research...

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Researcher profile: Jonathan R. Goodman

21 May 2020

Jonathan R. Goodman is a doctoral student at the Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies researching human social evolution, mimicry, and the evolution of exploitative behaviours. He is particularly interested in understanding why communication is so complex across species, and how some aspects of communication...

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Cambridge Language Technology Lab awarded new ERC Proof of Concept grant

11 May 2020

Congratulations to Prof. Anna Korhonen and her team at the Cambridge Language Technology Laboratory (LTL) on being awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Proof of Concept grant of €150,000 for their project, 'Enabling Multilingual Conversational AI'. Proof of Concept grants are part of the EU's research and innovation...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update from Cambridge Language Sciences

31 March 2020

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and Government advice, all University staff except those needed for business-critical activity, are now working remotely. This includes Cambridge Language Sciences staff and many members of our research community. We realise that during this time of remote working, for...

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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.