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Research Areas

Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics


Computational Linguistics Research Area



The Computational Linguistics Research Area is a group of staff and graduate students interested in computational processing (i.e. analysis, understanding and generation) of human language. Research in Computational Linguistics has now been carried out in DTAL for over a decade. During this time the group of computational linguists has grown with an increasing number of researchers, research students and projects. The area's research activities span from Corpus Linguistics to nearly all the active areas of Natural Language Processing, and cover both basic and applied research.

There are three major research groups within the area:

These group websites provide information about on-going research projects, publications and opportunities. Further information can be found on the websites of individual area members.

Since computational linguistics is an interdisciplinary research field, the area has close links with other university departments in Cambridge that conduct research on language sciences, including the Computer Laboratory, the Departments of Experimental Psychology and Engineering, and the Cambridge Brain Science Unit.

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Rethinking Being Gricean: New Challenges for Metapragmatics

2 March 2018

A new research project funded by a Cambridge Humanities Research Grant is launched in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. Rethinking Being Gricean: New Challenges for Metapragmatics is led by Professor Kasia Jaszczolt with Dr Roberto Sileo as Research Associate. The project runs until 31 July 2018. You can read more about...