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Teaching kitchens

Teaching kitchens

16 July 2019

Thanks to funding from the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account, a chance meeting with nutrition education charity NNEdPro in Cambridge has enabled Professor Ianthi Tsimpli to take her research out of the classroom and into the teaching kitchens of Kolkata’s slums. It’s food for thought. At first glance, a nutrition education...

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A tough linguistic choice for parents of autistic children

29 March 2019

Katie Howard , University of Cambridge ; Jenny Gibson , University of Cambridge , and Napoleon Katsos , University of Cambridge Bilingual or multilingual families have difficult choices to make if their child is diagnosed with autism. While it is certainly possible to be bilingual if you are autistic, many parents are...

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Research at the chalk face: connecting academia and schools

25 March 2019

Researchers in Cambridge’s Faculty of Education are working with teachers to improve the experience of learning in the East of England – and boost pupils’ life chances. The projects work because schools in our region, which is very diverse, want to work with us. This is not just pie in the sky, ivory tower stuff: it is...

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Cambridge English Corpus available for academic use

16 February 2019

Are you a researcher interested in accessing English language corpora at Cambridge University Press? The Cambridge English Corpus is the Press' multi-billion word collection of texts and is available to University of Cambridge researchers for academic research use . It comprises several smaller corpora including: Cambridge...

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AI system may accelerate search for cancer discoveries

27 November 2018

Searching through the mountains of published cancer research could be made easier for scientists, thanks to a new AI system. As a cancer researcher, even if you knew what you were looking for, there are literally thousands of papers appearing every day Anna Korhonen The system, called LION LBD and developed by computer...

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Classroom in India

How could multilingualism benefit India’s poorest schoolchildren?

20 November 2018

Multilingualism is the norm in India. But rather than enjoying the cognitive and learning advantages seen in multilingual children in the Global North, Indian children show low levels of learning basic school skills. Professor Ianthi Tsimpli is trying to disentangle the causes of this paradox. The trick may be to bridge...

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Professor Phil Woodland elected Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering

Professor Phil Woodland elected Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering

14 February 2017

Congratulations to Professor Phil Woodland on being elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Phil Woodland , Professor of Information Engineering, University of Cambridge has carried out pioneering work in the development of large vocabulary speech recognition, both in academia and industry. His contributions...

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MEITS launches (Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies)

26 September 2016

To coincide with the European Day of Languages, a major new research project on multilingualism launches its website today (26 September). MEITS (Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies) will seek to "transform the health of the discipline of Modern Languages in the UK, attitudes towards...

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Impact Award for Dr Mari Jones for her work on Jèrriais

21 June 2016

Researchers from across the University have been recognised for the impact of their work on society, and engagement with research in the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Awards and Public Engagement with Research Awards. Research at the University of Cambridge has had profound effects on society – it is a formal part of...

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New project seeks to raise learning outcomes in Indian primary schools

23 May 2016

Researchers at the University of Cambridge are to explore how India can provide a high-quality multilingual education system to primary school pupils. The importance of improving learning outcomes in primary school education has been in focus in India following the Right to Education Act (RTE) in 1 April 2010. One of the...

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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.