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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Mixed early progress highlights need for sustained support for pupils with English as an additional language

27 July 2020

Newly-arrived pupils who speak English as an additional language (EAL) often make ‘mixed’ linguistic and academic progress during their first years in British schools, which need a proper framework to give them sustained support, a study suggests. At the moment, it is often left to individual teachers or schools to decide...

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Bilingualism in the Family and Child Well-being: a scoping review

14 July 2020

A review funded by the Cambridge Language Sciences Incubator Fund and recently published in the International Journal of Bilingualism, highlights the positive link between bilingualism and children’s well-being. The review on Bilingualism in the Family and Child Well-being is part of an ongoing collaboration between Dr...

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New academic promotions announced

13 July 2020

Congratulations to the following Cambridge Language Sciences members on their recently announced academic promotions, which will take effect from 1 October 2020 Professorships Nigel Collier , Professor of Natural Language Processing Henriëtte Hendriks , Professor of Language Acquisition & Cognition Brechtje Post ...

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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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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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