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Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

 

Research

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The Department is home to cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research across a wide range of theoretical and applied linguistics. 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 organizing 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.

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6th Cambridge Comparative Syntax conference (CamCoS 6) to take place 4-6 May 2017

10 February 2017

The two and a half day conference will take place in Cambridge 4–6 May 2017 . The first half-day will feature talks by Cambridge-based researchers, focusing in particular on the major results of the ReCoS project. This will be followed by a full-day general session on comparative generative syntax. The final day of the...

Radical Pragmatics Forty Years On: Workshop with Professor Jay Atlas

26 January 2017

Radical Pragmatics Forty Years On: Workshop with Professor Jay Atlas Friday 17 March 2017, Lucia Windsor Room, Newnham College Organiser: Professor Kasia M. Jaszczolt ( kmj21@cam.ac.uk ) Sponsored by Newnham College and the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics The workshop, lunch and drinks reception are free...

Cambridge Linguistics Forum Programme Lent 2017

23 January 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...