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PPLS student awarded Glushko dissertation prize

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Tianwei Gong received the prestigious prize for her Psychology PhD thesis ‘Causal induction in time’

Linguistics Professor elected Fellow of world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society

Congratulations to Professor Antonella Sorace who has been honoured by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

New study reveals virtual conversations boost, not hinder, child language development

Children using various online devices
In an era dominated by virtual communication, a new joint study from University of Edinburgh and the University of Warwick funded by the Economic and Social Research Council has shed light on the influence of online interactions on the language and grammar development of young children.

Linguistics graduate honoured by British Council Greece

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Congratulations to Dimitrios Chaidas who has received the Social Action Award in recognition of his commitment to reducing inequality and advancing educational opportunities across communities.

Philosophy Professor Elected to German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

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Professor Michela Massimi has been recognised by one of the world’s leading scholarly societies.

PPLS Review of 2023

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Happy New Year from the School of PPLS!

Linguists and physicists team up to uncover the forces that shape grammar

Funding received to understand factors such as communicative need, social aspects and learning biases.

DigiCAT team wins Wellcome Prize

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The DigiCAT project, led by Psychology lecturer Dr Aja Murray, has won the Wellcome Data Prize in Mental Health.

Navigating misinformation: How linguistics can help

Dr Chris Cummins
Dr Chris Cummins’ research examines how even the most perceptive member of the public can be led astray by politicians, advertisers or social media companies employing techniques like deflection, denial and polarisation, and how linguistics can help.

Academics and industry unite for responsible AI

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Philosophy Professor, Shannon Vallor, is co-directing a national research programme inviting UK-based researchers to apply for collaborative projects across the AI ecosystem.