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Postgraduate Italian

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Research Facilities


Research Facilities

The Italian Section is currently housed in two buildings, both on the Sidgwick Site.

In the Raised Faculty Building there is a well-equipped Phonetics Laboratory, including a sound-treated room for making recordings and running experiments, a network of workstations with speech analysis software, and electropalatography for monitoring tongue movement during speech. All students following courses in experimental phonetics use the laboratory.

The Italian Sectionalso has a testing suite in the English Faculty Building, which provides a venue for linguistic and psycholinguistic research. The suite is equipped with computers with experimental software installed (E-prime and Superlab) and a Tobii Eyetracker with all the necessary software.

The Italian Sectionalso provides specialized facilities for computational linguistic research, and provides access to a number of large international corpora (British National Corpus, ICAME, ICE, etc.), and facilities for the analysis of corpora.

All members have access to the vast collection of the University Library, one of the largest libraries in Britain. The Library facilities provide many journals in paper and electronic versions, and most of the books are on open access shelves. There is also an extensive linguistics and applied linguistics section in the library of Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages. Furthermore, both the University and the older college libraries have collections of manuscripts and early printed books which contain a rich stock of texts on grammar and linguistics from the twelfth century on.

General computing facilities, for instance word-processing and statistical analysis, are provided by the University Computing Service both centrally and in personal workstation facilities (PWFs). The Modern and Medieval Languages Faculty also provides computing support. A Graduate Studies Centre is located above the Modern and Medieval Languages Library in the Raised Faculty Building; this provides working space for graduate students of the Faculty.

Additional to the above, colleges also provide computing and library facilities. All colleges will carry some basic texts in the domain of theoretical and applied linguistics, but can be encouraged to obtain others.

News and Research Opportunities

Updated Call for Applications - British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

22 July 2020

The Faculty welcomes applications for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Cambridge University article features research of Dr Rebecca Reich

29 April 2019

Fantastic piece showcasing Dr Rebecca Reich's recent publication, 'State of Madness: Psychiatry, Literature and Dissent after Stalin'.

CFP Cambridge French Graduate conference 25-26 April 2019

10 January 2019

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MEITS presented research at the House of Commons

6 December 2018

MEITS was part of a parliamentary event to present the research of the four OWRI projects at the House of Commons on Wednesday 28 November.

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