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Read more at: Dr Ivan Vulić wins Microsoft-BCS/BCS-IRSG Karen Spärck Jones Award

Dr Ivan Vulić wins Microsoft-BCS/BCS-IRSG Karen Spärck Jones Award

We are happy to share the exciting news that Dr Ivan Vulić ( Language Technology Laboratory , Theoretical and Applied Linguistics) has won the prestigious Microsoft-BCS/BCS-IRSG Karen Spärck Jones Award . Karen Spärck Jones FBA was a highly accomplished computer scientist in the University of Cambridge. From 2008, the...


Read more at: ESRC DTP Knowledge Exchange PhD studentship

ESRC DTP Knowledge Exchange PhD studentship

The University of Cambridge ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership [DTP], in collaboration with Oxford Wave Research , is offering a PhD studentship for admission in October 2022 in the Theoretical and Applied Linguistics Section , University of Cambridge. The three-year doctoral programme will be co-supervised by Dr Kirsty...


Read more at: Cambridge researchers awarded best long paper in top AI conference

Cambridge researchers awarded best long paper in top AI conference

Congratulations to Fangyu Liu and Nigel Collier, who have recently been awarded the Best Long Paper Award at the 2021 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), together with collaborators from McGill University and the University of Copenhagen. The award winning paper, "Visually grounded...


Read more at: About Language & AI: Interviews by Cambridge Language Sciences

About Language & AI: Interviews by Cambridge Language Sciences

Happy to share four excellent interviews published by the Cambridge Language Sciences Interdisciplinary Research Centre, two of which feature academics from MMLL.


Read more at: TAL Student Ariwan Kai Addy Suhairi Wins 2021 LAGB Dissertation Prize

TAL Student Ariwan Kai Addy Suhairi Wins 2021 LAGB Dissertation Prize

We are proud to share the news that undergraduate TAL student, Ariwan Kai Addy Suhairi, has won one of the LAGB dissertation prizes for 2021.


Read more at: Understanding Human Time Workshop

Understanding Human Time Workshop

Understanding Human Time Workshop 9-10 April 2021, University of Cambridge, via Zoom Tense and emotion Simon Prosser, University of St Andrews “Time stays, we go”: An exploration into the poetics of time Anna Piata, Université de Neuchâtel Perceiving direction in directionless time Matt Farr, University of Cambridge The 2D...


Read more at: Dr Kirsty McDougall secures funding for new project on 'Improving Voice Identification Procedures'

Dr Kirsty McDougall secures funding for new project on 'Improving Voice Identification Procedures'

Congratulations to Dr Kirsty McDougall and her team on securing Economic and Social Research Council funding worth £880,000 for their new project on ‘Improving Voice Identification Procedures’ (IVIP).


Read more at: How could multilingualism benefit India’s poorest schoolchildren?

How could multilingualism benefit India’s poorest schoolchildren?

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.


Read more at: Spanish-English speakers' text reading comprehension: An eye movements-EEG experiment

Spanish-English speakers' text reading comprehension: An eye movements-EEG experiment

The purpose of this study is to better understand whether learners of a second language differ from native speakers in text comprehension processes. Concretely, native Spanish speakers will be reading in their second language (English) to assess some cognitive processes that take place during normal text comprehension. To...


Read more at: Time: From Semantics to Metaphysics

Time: From Semantics to Metaphysics

Professor Kasia Jaszczolt (TAL, MML) will give a talk 'Time: From Semantics to Metaphysics'on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 4.30-6pm in the Faculty of Philosophy Board Room at a meeting of the Serious Metaphysics Group: https://www.phil.cam.ac.uk/seminars-phil/SMG All welcome. Abstract Investigation into the reality of time can...