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Read more at: Annual Symposium speaker profile: Duncan Astle
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Annual Symposium speaker profile: Duncan Astle

16 November 2021

Duncan Astle is a Programme Leader at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge. He leads the 4D Research Group , home to around 15 Early Career Researchers working in developmental cognitive neuroscience. Their work draws upon education, cognition, neurophysiology and genetics with a particular...


Read more at: Annual Symposium speaker profile: Fridah Katushemererwe
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Annual Symposium speaker profile: Fridah Katushemererwe

15 November 2021

Fridah Katushemererwe is a Lecturer in Linguistics at Makerere University, Uganda. Her research interests include morphology, computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and natural language processing (NLP). She is currently working on the documentation and revitalisation of two endangered Ugandan languages: Runyankitara...


Read more at: Students who self-identify as multilingual perform better at GCSE
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Students who self-identify as multilingual perform better at GCSE

15 November 2021

Young people who consider themselves ‘multilingual’ tend to perform better across a wide range of subjects at school, regardless of whether they are actually fluent in another language, new research shows. If pupils were encouraged to see themselves as active and capable language learners, it could have a really positive...


Read more at: Annual Symposium speaker profile: Geoffrey Khan 
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Annual Symposium speaker profile: Geoffrey Khan 

25 October 2021

Geoffrey Khan is Regius Professor of Hebrew at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. His research includes philological and linguistic studies of Hebrew, Aramaic and Arabic. As part of his interest in Aramaic he has undertaken extensive fieldwork on the many endangered dialects of the...


Read more at: Annual Symposium speaker profile: Maria Teresa Guasti
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Annual Symposium speaker profile: Maria Teresa Guasti

13 October 2021

Maria Teresa Guasti is Professor of Linguistics at the Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB). She studies language acquisition in children including monolingual and bilingual, children with cochlear implants, and children with specific language impairments and dyslexia. Maria Teresa is currently working on two...


Read more at: Celebrating interdisciplinary research at Cambridge 

Celebrating interdisciplinary research at Cambridge 

4 October 2021

Cambridge University video highlights importance of interdisciplinary research The video called ‘What impact will your next connection have?’ encourages researchers to get involved in the lively network of cross-School initiatives at the University. WATCH VIDEO HERE: What impact will your next connection have? Postgraduate...


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...


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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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