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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre

The Language Sciences Research Strategy Forum is a flexible mechanism for exploring shared research agendas and scoping opportunities for interdisciplinary research.

Research Strategy Forum meetings explore potential research collaboration across disciplines and groups, and act as a driver for new research. Cambridge Language Sciences will facilitate round-table meetings, limited to around 20 participants. The Research Incubator Fund provides a potential source of funding for exploratory research as a follow-on from these meetings.

Any research group leader with a profile in the Language Sciences Research Directory may propose a topic. To propose a topic for a future meeting please contact the Language Sciences Directors, Prof. Ann Copestake and Prof. Ianthi Tsimpli, or the Research Development Manager, Jane Walsh


Next meeting

Computational Language Typology, with guest Prof. Emily Bender (26 March). If you are interested in attending please contact Jane Walsh with a short description of your interest in typology (

For more information about the Forum, or to propose a topic, please also contact Jane or the IRC Directors.


Meeting reports

Meeting reports are available here for research network members (Raven authentication required).

Education in Challenging Contexts (December 2018)

Language, Brains & Machines (October 2018)

Language, Brains & Machines (June 2018)

Education in Challenging Contexts (May 2018)

Language Mutability (July 2017)

Language Mutability (May 2017)

Health (May 2017)

Health (February 2017)



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.