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Read more at: Face masks affect how children understand speech differently from adults – new research

Face masks affect how children understand speech differently from adults – new research

19 July 2022

The following article by Julia Schwarz , PhD candidate in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, presents findings from the Language Sciences Incubator Fund project, ' PerMaSC: Speech Perception through Masks in School Contexts '. It was published in The Conversation in tandem with the full research paper in Frontiers. While...


Read more at: Global Humanities and Multilingualism
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Global Humanities and Multilingualism

19 July 2022

New Global Humanities video highlights the impact of Cambridge research into multilingualism. The short film features Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics Faculty members: Wendy Ayres-Bennett , Professor of French Philology and Linguistics; Ianthi M. Tsimpli , Professor of English and Applied Linguistics and...


Read more at: New leadership team for Cambridge Language Sciences
Paula Buttery and Matt Davis new co-Directors of Cambridge Language Sciences

New leadership team for Cambridge Language Sciences

27 June 2022

Dr Matt Davis and Prof. Paula Buttery join Prof. Brechtje Post as co-Directors of Cambridge Language Sciences (CLS) from June 2022. We are delighted to welcome Matt Davis and Paula Buttery to the CLS leadership team. They are taking over from Prof. Ann Copestake , who is stepping down as co-Director after five years in the...


Read more at: Language Sciences funds interdisciplinary workshops on new ‘moonshot’ questions
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Language Sciences funds interdisciplinary workshops on new ‘moonshot’ questions

11 May 2022

We are pleased to announce that two events have been awarded funding through the Language Sciences Workshop Fund , which launched in March 2022. The Cambridge Language Workshop Fund offers support for interdisciplinary workshops on ambitious questions of societal importance requiring further research. The workshops will...


Read more at: Want more students to learn languages? Win over the parents, research suggests
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Want more students to learn languages? Win over the parents, research suggests

9 May 2022

Parents influence children’s attitudes to languages far more than their teachers or friends, research finds. This implies that efforts to reverse the national decline in language-learning need to target families as well as schools, researchers say. "Waning interest in these subjects is a public communication challenge; it’...


Read more at: Language Sciences Incubator Fund projects announced March 2022
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Language Sciences Incubator Fund projects announced March 2022

24 March 2022

We are delighted to announce that three new projects have been awarded seed funding through the Language Sciences Incubator Fund . The successful applicants from the latest call, which closed in January 2022, were announced on 23 March. We would like to congratulate all concerned, and to thank the reviewers for generously...


Read more at: Cambridge Festival 2022

Cambridge Festival 2022

2 March 2022

This year’s Cambridge Festival will take place from 31 March to 10 April. Here are a few Cambridge Language Sciences picks. You can browse the full programme and book events at Cambridge Festival 2022 . 5:00pm-6:00pm on Friday 1 April SPEAKING WITH AUTHORITY: THE LANGUAGE OF OPINIONS, EXPERTISE AND CREDIBILITY A talk by...


Read more at: Impact map showcases the University’s global research
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Impact map showcases the University’s global research

11 January 2022

From the Arctic to Zambia, explore where Cambridge has an impact on the world through an interactive map of stories. The interactive map shows how research carried out by Cambridge and its partners is having a positive impact around the world. Stories on the impact of Language Sciences-related research include: Improving...


Read more at: Cambridge Language Sciences Annual Symposium 2021: Language and Inclusion
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Cambridge Language Sciences Annual Symposium 2021: Language and Inclusion

7 December 2021

This year’s Language Sciences Annual Symposium took place on Tuesday 23 November. The event, now in its sixth year, is an annual meeting of minds, bringing together language scientists of all disciplines from the University of Cambridge and other global research institutions. The topic of this year’s Symposium was ‘...


Read more at: Annual Symposium speaker profile: William Marslen-Wilson
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Annual Symposium speaker profile: William Marslen-Wilson

18 November 2021

William Marslen-Wilson is Honorary Professor of Language and Cognition at the Centre for Speech, Language, and the Brain , Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge. He has an international reputation in psycholinguistics, cognitive psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. His early research, as a graduate student...


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