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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre


Research Assistant/Associate at the University of Cambridge for Action Research on Research Culture project and final-year PhD student at the University of Liverpool. In my thesis I am researching language attitudes comparatively across Emilian (a Gallo-Italic language family of northern Italy) and Esperanto (a so-called planned language created by L.L. Zamenhof at the end of 1800s). 

UCML Early Career Academics Special Interest Group Representative for Linguistics and Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.



Applied Linguistics within the context of ecological themes. 


Key publications: 

Hampton, J. (2022). Telling stories of the local natural world: a path of reconnection with language and place in the Emilian context. Journal of World Languages.

Hampton, J. (forthcoming). Measuring attitudes: Adopting triangulation as an attempt to square the circle. Swipe up for more. Modern Languages Open.

Hampton, J. (under review). ``wRapping" traditions into modernity: the negotiation of Emilian and Esperanto identities in YouTube rap songs.

Roccia, M. & Hampton, J. (2021). The Stories We Live By and the stories we won’t stand by: Measuring the impact of a free online course in ecolinguistics. Journal of World Languages, 7(1), 58-79.

De Cia, S., and Hampton, J. (2020). Debunking Rhaeto-Romance: Synchronic Evidence from Two Peripheral Northern Italian Dialects. Modern Languages Open, 2020(1): 7 pp. 1-18. DOI:


Teaching and Supervisions


Led the Summer Residential for English Language at Edge Hill (2022)

Seminar Tutor for Italian Topics University of Liverpool (2021)

Seminar Tutor for Modern English Structure and Syntax at Edge Hill University (2021)

Led a taster course on Esperanto at University of Liverpool (2020) 

Research Assistant/Associate
Book Reviews Editor for the International Ecolinguistics Association
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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.