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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre
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Researcher profile: Mandy Wigdorowitz

26 May 2020

Mandy Wigdorowitz is a PhD candidate in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics . She is researching the psycholinguistic and cognitive effects of language experience in multilinguals with a focus on language and interaction from linguistic, social, cognitive and psychological perspectives. In addition to her doctoral research...

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Researcher profile: Jonathan R. Goodman

21 May 2020

Jonathan R. Goodman is a doctoral student at the Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies researching human social evolution, mimicry, and the evolution of exploitative behaviours. He is particularly interested in understanding why communication is so complex across species, and how some aspects of communication...

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Cambridge Language Technology Lab awarded new ERC Proof of Concept grant

11 May 2020

Congratulations to Prof. Anna Korhonen and her team at the Cambridge Language Technology Laboratory (LTL) on being awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Proof of Concept grant of €150,000 for their project, 'Enabling Multilingual Conversational AI'. Proof of Concept grants are part of the EU's research and innovation...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update from Cambridge Language Sciences

31 March 2020

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and Government advice, all University staff except those needed for business-critical activity, are now working remotely. This includes Cambridge Language Sciences staff and many members of our research community. We realise that during this time of remote working, for...

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Language Sciences Incubator Fund Projects Announced

26 February 2020

We are delighted to announce the latest projects supported by the Language Sciences Incubator Fund. The Incubator Fund, established by Cambridge Language Sciences with additional funding from the Isaac Newton Trust and Cambridge University Press , is a small grants fund designed to foster innovative interdisciplinary...

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Tracking down criminals through a voice parade...

17 December 2019

Congratulations to Cambridge Language Sciences network member Dr Kirsty McDougall and her team on securing Economic and Social Research Council funding worth £880,000 for their new project on ‘Improving Voice Identification Procedures’ (IVIP). IVIP is an exciting 3-year interdisciplinary project on earwitness evidence and...

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Delegates at the 2019 Language Sciences Annual Symposium

Perspectives on Language Change: Cambridge Language Sciences Annual Symposium 2019

10 December 2019

The Cambridge Language Sciences Annual Symposium is an annual meeting of minds, giving members of the Cambridge Language Sciences research community the opportunity to meet for an afternoon of talks, poster presentations and informal networking. This year’s Annual Symposium on Language Change took place on 19 November at...

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Now we’re talking: Helping young refugees and asylum-seekers build a new life in Britain

25 November 2019

For five weeks over the summer of 2019, a group of Cambridgeshire teenagers took part in an experimental programme aimed at developing communication skills, building confidence and fostering a sense of belonging. The project took its name from an ‘untranslatable’ Welsh word Hiraeth which conveys a deep longing for a home...

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2019 Postdoc Business Plan Competition winners: Simon Baker of Versed AI and project leads from Univursa and Cambridge Bioelectronics

Versed AI wins the 2019 Postdoc Business Plan Competition

5 November 2019

Congratulations to Cambridge Language Sciences network members, Simon Baker and Gamal Crichton on winning first prize in the 2019 Cambridge Enterprise Postdoc Business Plan Competition for their early-stage startup, Versed AI . Versed AI, which uses state-of-the-art Natural Language Processing (NLP) to automatically map...

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Discovering a world of languages

21 October 2019

A Cambridge-led team seeks to revitalise languages in the UK with a series of interactive pop-up exhibitions designed to set tongues wagging. An Alice in ‘Language Wonderland’ adventure; a ‘Lost in Translation’ untranslatable word challenge; a pool of creatures carrying words loaned to English like emoji, rucksack and...

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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.