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Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

 

Research - Linguistics

Model named 'Larry the Larynx'

The Department is home to cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research across a wide range of theoretical and applied linguistics and is home to excellent Research Facilities. Its research is focused around six principal research clusters which bring together not only the Department's staff and postgraduate students, but also linguists from the wider Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic.

Activities organized by the Department include the Cambridge Linguistics Forum, talks and presentations, student-run workshops, and reading groups. Research students are given regular opportunities to present their work in a relaxed and supportive environment which offers them valuable feedback on their projects.

The Department is also active in organising conferences in various domains of theoretical and applied linguistics, including those arranged periodically by postgraduate students to showcase the work of outstanding young researchers from the UK and abroad. The Strategic Research Initiative in the Language Sciences provides a welcome forum for creating networks and collaborations with colleagues across the wider University. 

The Department has been particularly successful in attracting external research funding. A number of current projects such as the work in forensic phonetics have an important impact dimension; several members of the Department are also very active in outreach activities, for example, working with local primary and secondary schools.

Latest News

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

4 January 2022

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...

ESRC DTP Knowledge Exchange PhD studentship

15 December 2021

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...

Cambridge researchers awarded best long paper in top AI conference

12 November 2021

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...

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