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Linguistics

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages

 

Research in Linguistics: Psycholinguistics and Language Acquisition

(c) Sandy Rushton

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Alexopoulou, Dr Dora

Dr Alexopoulou works on linguistic theory and language learning with a focus on second language acquisition. She is interested in exploiting big data from online language learning for developing models combining linguistic and computational approaches.

 

de Vincent-Humphreys, Dr Maren

Maren de Vincent-Humphreys' interests lay in the areas of psychology of language learning and the influence of language, specifically second language, on identity.

 

Filimonova, Dr Elena

Elena Filimonova came to language teaching via theoretical linguistics, in which she continues to pursue her interest. She is one of the developers of The Universals Archive and the editor of Clusivity: Typology and case studies of the inclusive-exclusive distinction (Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2005 [TSL 63]). Her current research interests include typology of relational marking and varieties of modern Russian, in particular grammar of spoken, non-academic language. She is also exploring different approaches in designing language textbooks and how politics can affect language teaching.

 

Parodi, Dr Teresa

Teresa Parodi works on first and second language acquisition, with a strong focus on bilinguaglism and multilingualism. This includes the study of simultaneous and successive bilinguals as well second language acquisition by children and by adults. The research questions asked refer to the nature of language knowledge, the relation between the first and successive languages, language acquisition in a naturalistic situation, language as a means of integration and educational achievement.

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News and Research Opportunities

Cambridge University article features research of Dr Rebecca Reich

29 April 2019

Fantastic piece showcasing Dr Rebecca Reich's recent publication, 'State of Madness: Psychiatry, Literature and Dissent after Stalin'.

CFP Cambridge French Graduate conference 25-26 April 2019

10 January 2019

'Retards/Delays’ French Graduate Conference University of Cambridge 25th-26th April 2019 Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Prof. Achille Mbembe, Dr Adeline Desbois-Ientile, Dr Claire White. The ‘temporal turn’ of the last decade has witnessed the return of the concept of delay at the centre of literary and artistic production...

MEITS presented research at the House of Commons

6 December 2018

MEITS was part of a parliamentary event to present the research of the four OWRI projects at the House of Commons on Wednesday 28 November.

Anna Korhonen develops an AI system which may accelerate the search for cancer discoveries

5 December 2018

Anna Korhonen (DTAL and Language Technology Lab) and Masashi Narita (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute) have developed an AI system which may accelerate the search for cancer discoveries.

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