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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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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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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.