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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre

Read more at: Dr Mark Brenchley

Dr Mark Brenchley

Corpora/corpus linguistics; Lexico-grammar; First language acquisition; Language testing; Linguistic theory; Second language acquisition; Syntax; Writing Development

Read more at: Dr Jing Xu

Dr Jing Xu

Technology-mediated language assessment and learning

Read more at: Dr Kevin Yet Fong Cheung

Dr Kevin Yet Fong Cheung

Psychometrics, Automated assessment of writing and speaking, Computer adaptive testing, Cognitive processes in writing, Identity develpment in writing, Plagiarism

Read more at: Dr Ardeshir Geranpayeh

Dr Ardeshir Geranpayeh

Psychometrics; automated assessment of writing and speaking; Multi-level Testing, Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT), cheating detection; Learning Oriented Assessment (LOA)

Read more at: Dr Elaine Schmidt

Dr Elaine Schmidt

Psycholinguistics; language acquisition; language Processing; phonetics and phonology; neurolinguistics; prosody; sentence processing

Journal articles

2016 (No publication date)

  • Yuen, I., Xu, N., Schmidt, E., Holt, R. and Demuth, K., 2016 (No publication date). Children’s use of boundary related duration and F0 cues to disambiguate compounds vs. lists Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research,
  • 2015

  • Schmidt, E. and Post, B., 2015. The development of prosodic features and their contribution to rhythm production in simultaneous bilinguals. Lang Speech, v. 58
  • Conference proceedings


  • Schmidt, E., Kung, C., Post, B., Yuen, I. and Demuth, K., 2016. L1 experience shapes the perception of intonational contours Proceedings of the International Conference on Speech Prosody, v. 2016-January
  • 2015

  • Schmidt, E., Post, B., Yuen, Y., Kung, C. and Demuth, K., 2015. The effect of listener and speaker gender on the perception of rises in AusE. Proceedings of the 18th ICPhS,
  • 2012

  • Barker, F., Post, B. and Schmidt, E., 2012. Identifiying criterial aspects of pronunciation in L2 English across CEFR levels: Implications for language learning BAAL proceedings,
  • Book chapters


  • Galaczi, E., Post, B., Li, A., Barker, E. and Schmidt, E., 2016. L2 pronunciation: Distinguishing features of rhythm in learner speech at different proficiency levels
  • 2015

  • Schmidt, E. and Post, B., 2015. Language interaction in the development of speech rhythm in simultaneous bilinguals

  • Read more at: Dr Angeliki Salamoura

    Dr Angeliki Salamoura

    Second language learning with reference to L2 English; language assessment; learner corpora; bilingualism

    Read more at: Dr Nick Saville

    Dr Nick Saville

    Language test development and validation; Learning Oriented Assessment (LOA); Language Policy; Multilingualism and Plurilingualism; Ethics and AI in language education; Understanding Assessment - "assessment literacy"

    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.