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New research published on bi-dilectalism

2 May 2016

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.

Web-based platform could help machines understand language more effectively

30 March 2016

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...

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

30 March 2016

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...

Dr Teresa Parodi writes on the many benefits of bilingualism

27 January 2016

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 .