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

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Radical Pragmatics Forty Years On: Workshop with Professor Jay Atlas

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

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Cambridge Linguistics Forum Programme Lent 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...

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Morphosyntactic Variation in Adpositions - Workshop at Queens' College, May 2017

The workshop "Morphosyntactic Variation in Adpositions" will take place at Queens' College, Cambridge, on 8–9 May 2017 . Abstracts are welcome for submission on any topic related to the morphosyntactic variation, either synchronic or diachronic, in prepositions, postpositions, and adpositional prefixes and particles, from...

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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:

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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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