skip to content

Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre
Cambridge Global Humanities Multilingualism logo

The new Cambridge Global Humanities: Multilingualism website is part of the Global Humanities initiative set up by the School of Arts and Humanities in 2020.

The site offers information about research and events in languages, multilingualism and language contact at Cambridge.

It also features related research projects on themes including endangered languages, language change, language policy and historical linguistics. 

The Global Humanities Initiative aims to transform the way we teach, research and think about the Humanities by bringing different cultures and perspectives into dialogue with each other to create a more diverse and globally aware research agenda and curriculum.

Wendy Ayres-Bennett explains “Languages are vital for dealing with key issues of our time: community cohesion; international development; defence, diplomacy and national security; international trade and business; and health and well-being." 

"In Cambridge, our expertise across many different disciplines allows us to research multilingualism from a broad and fascinating range of perspectives. Now, as part of the Global Humanities initiative, there are new opportunities for us to explore multilingualism in parts of the world where that remarkable phenomenon is the norm.”

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.