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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...

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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-...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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 .

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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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Prof Ianthi Tsimpli elected as Chair in English and Applied Linguistics

The Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics is very happy to announce that Prof Ianthi Tsimpli has accepted the election to the Chair in English and Applied Linguistics and will take up the position on 1 July 2015.

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New Website

The Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics will be migrating their website to a new system over the course of the following few weeks.

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