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Read more at: Cambridge Linguistics Forum Programme Lent 2017

Cambridge Linguistics Forum Programme Lent 2017

Please find below the Cambridge Linguistics Forum talks for Lent term 2017. The programme is also downloadable here . January 19th Dr Mareike Keller (University of Manheim) Morphological characteristics of Medieval Code Switching Venue: GR06/07, English Faculty Building January 26th Dr Michael Ramscar (Eberhard Karls...


Read more at: Morphosyntactic Variation in Adpositions - Workshop at Queens' College, May 2017

Morphosyntactic Variation in Adpositions - Workshop at Queens' College, May 2017

The workshop "Morphosyntactic Variation in Adpositions" will take place at Queens' College, Cambridge, on 8–9 May 2017 . Abstracts are welcome for submission on any topic related to the morphosyntactic variation, either synchronic or diachronic, in prepositions, postpositions, and adpositional prefixes and particles, from...


Read more at: Inaugural Lecture: Professor Ianthi Tsimpli, Chair of English and Applied Linguistics

Inaugural Lecture: Professor Ianthi Tsimpli, Chair of English and Applied Linguistics

Professor Ianthi Tsimpli, Chair of English and Applied Linguistics and Professorial Fellow, Fitzwilliam College is to give her inaugural lecture on Tuesday 22 November. The talk titled 'A Feast of languages: Multilingualism in neuro-typical and atypical populations' , will take place in the Auditorium of Fitzwilliam...


Read more at: Bi-dialectalism in children may share same cognitive advantages as multilingualism

Bi-dialectalism in children may share same cognitive advantages as multilingualism

New findings on bi-dialectalism show that children who have the ability to speak two dialects may share the same cognitive advantages as multilingual children. Read more on this collaboration between researchers in Cambridge and Cyprus here: http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/speakers-of-two-dialects-may-share-cognitive-...


Read more at: Linguistics student named as runner-up in LAGB Anna Siewierska Prize 2015

Linguistics student named as runner-up in LAGB Anna Siewierska Prize 2015

The Linguistics Association of Great Britain has announced that James (Naruadol) Chancharu is one of two runners-up for the Anna Siewierska Prize 2015 for his paper 'The Carto-Conceptual Network approach to linguistic typology: introduction and application.' The Prize is awarded for the best essay by a student or recent...


Read more at: New research published on bi-dilectalism

New research published on bi-dilectalism

A study undertaken by Dr Napoleon Katsos and Dr Kyriakos Antoniou has found that speaking dialects confers the same cognitive advantages as speaking different languages.


Read more at: Web-based platform could help machines understand language more effectively

Web-based platform could help machines understand language more effectively

Felix Hill from the Computer Laboratory and the Language Technology Laboratory in the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics has been working with Dr Anna Korhonen from DTAL as well as researchers from Université de Montréal and New York University. The researchers have designed a web-based platform which uses...


Read more at: Prof Wendy Ayres-Bennet to lead major new AHRC funded project studying multilingualism

Prof Wendy Ayres-Bennet to lead major new AHRC funded project studying multilingualism

A major new research project led by Professor Wendy Ayres-Bennet , with an unprecedented £4 million grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, will study the benefits of multilingualism to individuals and society. Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Society is one of four projects being funded...


Read more at: Dr Teresa Parodi writes on the many benefits of bilingualism

Dr Teresa Parodi writes on the many benefits of bilingualism

Dr Teresa Parodi has written an article 'Speaking in tongues: the many benefits of bilingualism' for The Conversation . You can read the article, which has had 143,000 reads in less than two months, here .


Read more at: English Dialects App tries to guess your regional accent

English Dialects App tries to guess your regional accent

Dr Adrian Leemann, researcher at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, has developed a free app, available on the App Store and Google Play. The app, developed in conjunction with colleagues from the universities of Zurich and Bern, asks you to choose your pronunciation of 26 different words before...


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About Language & AI: Interviews by Cambridge Language Sciences

20 September 2021

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

TAL Student Ariwan Kai Addy Suhairi Wins 2021 LAGB Dissertation Prize

2 September 2021

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.

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