The importance of language is hard to overestimate, yet few of us are aware of the sheer breadth and diversity of language research.

Mechanisms of real-time speech interpretation in the human brain revealed

30 September 2019

Scientists have come a step closer to understanding how we’re able to understand spoken language so rapidly, and it involves a huge and complex...

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Research at the chalk face: connecting academia and schools

25 March 2019

Researchers in Cambridge’s Faculty of Education are working with teachers to improve the experience of learning in the East of England – and boost...

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AI system may accelerate search for cancer discoveries

27 November 2018

Searching through the mountains of published cancer research could be made easier for scientists, thanks to a new AI system. 

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How could multilingualism benefit India’s poorest schoolchildren?

20 November 2018

Multilingualism is the norm in India. But rather than enjoying the cognitive and learning advantages seen in multilingual children in the Global...

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Celebrity Twitter accounts display ‘bot-like’ behaviour

02 August 2017

‘Celebrity’ Twitter accounts – those with more than 10 million followers – display more bot-like behaviour than users with fewer followers,...

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Frankly, do we give a damn…? Study finds links between swearing and honesty

16 January 2017

It’s long been associated with anger and coarseness but profanity can have another, more positive connotation. Psychologists have learned that...

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Talk with Your Hands: a Cambridge Shorts film

18 November 2016

The capacity for language is what sets us apart from other animals. Talk with Your Hands, the third of four Cambridge Shorts films,...

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Time travelling to the mother tongue

19 July 2016

T
he sounds of languages that died thousands of years ago have been brought to life again through technology that uses statistics in a...

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Opinion: How the British military became a champion for language learning

06 June 2016

Wendy Ayres-Bennett (Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics) discusses the impact of the military's new language policy.

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