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Language Analysis in Schools: Education and Research (LASER)

In March 2019, the British Academy hosted the launch of Language Analysis in Schools: Education and Research (LASER) - a campaign to address the importance of skills in language analysis for a range of subject areas.

A special issue of the journal Languages, Society, Policy dedicated to this event contains brief position papers from some of the presenters.

A striking feature of these contributions is the range of disciplines they cover, from STEM subjects such as mathematics and statistics to core humanities subjects like English and foreign language learning. This focus on cross-disciplinarity is at the heart of LASER’s objective: to raise the profile of language analysis in its own right, to demonstrate its importance in a range of school subjects, and to carry out research projects that inform educational policy and practice.



Languages, Society & Policy

Languages, Society & Policy is an open-source peer-reviewed journal, supported by the MEITS project, which provides summaries and research insights for policy-makers and other professionals as a bridge to greater policy engagement. If you are interested in contributing to the journal please contact Dora Alexopoulou ().


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.




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Multilingualism and Identity: Interdisciplinary perspectives

Sep 11, 2019

Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

Workshop: Presentation skills

Oct 29, 2019

GR05 (ground floor), English Faculty

Cambridge Language Sciences Annual Symposium 2019

Nov 19, 2019

Cripps Court, Magdalene College

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