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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages


ARC Romance Linguistics Seminars - Michaelmas 2017

The ARC Romance Linguistics seminars, co-organised by Gigi Andriani, Norma Schifano, Adam Ledgeway and Michelle Sheehan will be resuming at the start of the term. Talks will take place on Thursdays, all 2-3pm but for 16 and 23 November, either at Cambridge University or Anglia Ruskin University, as specified below. Everybody is welcome. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact Norma Schifano ( ).

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Dr Nigel Collier

Dr Nigel Collier Named Turing Fellow

We are pleased to announce that Dr Nigel Collier , Director of Research in Computational Linguistics, has just been invited to become a Turing Fellow of The Alan Turing Institute.

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British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2017

The Faculty welcomes applications for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships. The aim of the British Academy in making these awards is to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment.

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Dr Calbert Graham

Dr Calbert Graham Awarded Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship

We are proud to announce that Dr Calbert Graham has recently been awarded a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust, supported by the Isaac Newton Trust at the University of Cambridge.

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The Eighth Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment

Language revitalisation strategies aim to increase the number of speakers of an endangered language. This process may be an integral part of reversing language shift (RLS). These strategies, which make the endangered language an attractive and useful resource for modern users may be developed and implemented by linguists, the state, language activists and the speakers themselves. This conference invites papers on issues relevant to language revitalisation.

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MML Hosts Sutton Trust Summer School

This July, MML was able to host a free five-day residential course for Year 12 students studying at state-maintained schools and colleges across the UK. Students were able to explore their interest in languages and linguistics, and to gain insight into what it is like to live and study as a first-year undergraduate student at Cambridge University.

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Warsaw Old Town

Cambridge to Become a Permanent Home for Polish Studies

Polish language, literature and culture will be a permanent feature of the University of Cambridge’s research and teaching following the signing of an agreement with the University of Warsaw on 14 July 2017.

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Prof Adam Ledgeway

Prof Adam Ledgeway Elected Fellow of British Academy

We are very proud to announce that Professor Adam Ledgeway was just elected as Fellow of the British Academy. Prof Ledgeway currently serves as Professor of Italian and Romance Linguistics, Chair of the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Fellow of Downing College.

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The Next Generation of Linguists is Buzzing

On Friday 30 June and Monday 3 July, MML and the University of Cambridge were proud to hold two very exciting events for language lovers. 62,455 students competed in the National Modern Languages Spelling Bee, with 104 participating in the final event on Friday. Monday’s Translation Bee saw the final 45 students down from the initial 16,910 who began in the competition.

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MML Wins the Green Impact Excellence Award

For the fourth year in a row, MML participated and excelled in the 'Cambridge Green Challenge' awards. We are pleased to announce that this year we have won the Green Impact Excellence award in recognition of our collaboration with Newnham Croft Primary School.

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