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Read more at: A Glossary of the Norman Language in the Channel Islands
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A Glossary of the Norman Language in the Channel Islands

16 September 2021

Professor Mari Jones ’s latest research leads to crowd-funding scheme to publish the first glossary of the Norman language in the Channel Islands to bring together all the languages – Guernésiais, Jèrriais and Sercquiais – in one place. When a collection of several hundred jumbled slips of paper were discovered in the...


Read more at: About Language & AI: an interview with Linda Gerlach
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About Language & AI: an interview with Linda Gerlach

15 September 2021

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an increasingly central aspect of language science research encompassing many areas from digital humanities and corpus linguistics, NLP applications like speech recognition and chat bots, to the use of machine learning to model human cognition. Cambridge University is a world-leading centre...


Read more at: About Language & AI: an interview with Christine de Kock
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About Language & AI: an interview with Christine de Kock

11 August 2021

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an increasingly central aspect of language science research encompassing many areas from digital humanities and corpus linguistics, NLP applications like speech recognition and chat bots, to the use of machine learning to model human cognition. Cambridge University is a world-leading centre...


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

3 August 2021

We are delighted to announce that six more projects have been awarded seed funding through the Language Sciences Incubator Fund . Successful applicants from the latest call, which closed in June 2021, were announced on 3 August. The fund is an opportunity for researchers to work together across disciplines on a pilot...


Read more at: About Language & AI: an interview with Tamsin Blaxter
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About Language & AI: an interview with Tamsin Blaxter

28 July 2021

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an increasingly central aspect of language science research encompassing many areas from digital humanities and corpus linguistics, NLP applications like speech recognition and chat bots, to the use of machine learning to model human cognition. Cambridge University is a world-leading centre...


Read more at: About Language & AI: an interview with Guy Emerson
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About Language & AI: an interview with Guy Emerson

27 July 2021

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an increasingly central aspect of language science research encompassing many areas from digital humanities and corpus linguistics, NLP applications like speech recognition and chat bots, to the use of machine learning to model human cognition. Cambridge University is a world-leading centre...


Read more at: Professor Ianthi Tsimpli elected to British Academy
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Professor Ianthi Tsimpli elected to British Academy

23 July 2021

Many congratulations to Professor Ianthi Tsimpli on her election to the Fellowship of the British Academy. Professor Tsimpli , Professor of English and Applied Linguistics, Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, is a former co-Director of Cambridge Language Sciences (CLS) and currently sits on the CLS Management Committee. She...


Read more at: Cambridge Language Sciences Symposium for Early-Career Researchers 2021
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Cambridge Language Sciences Symposium for Early-Career Researchers 2021

30 June 2021

This year’s Language Sciences Symposium for Early-Career Researchers took place on Thursday 24 June. The event, now in its fourth year, celebrates work by early-career researchers working in the field of language sciences. We were delighted to welcome keynote presenters from across the University: Ahmed Zaidi , Computer...


Read more at: IQ tests can’t measure it, but ‘cognitive flexibility’ is key to learning and creativity
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IQ tests can’t measure it, but ‘cognitive flexibility’ is key to learning and creativity

28 June 2021

Barbara Jacquelyn Sahakian , University of Cambridge ; Christelle Langley , University of Cambridge , and Victoria Leong , University of Cambridge IQ is often hailed as a crucial driver of success, particularly in fields such as science, innovation and technology. In fact, many people have an endless fascination with the...


Read more at: June Symposium speaker profile: Sarah Morgan
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June Symposium speaker profile: Sarah Morgan

9 June 2021

Sarah Morgan is a Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge Department of Computer Science and Technology , a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Psychiatry , University of Cambridge, and a Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute . Her research applies data science approaches – including machine learning...


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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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