Department of Linguistics

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Department projects

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Effects of enhanced parental input on young children's vocabulary development and subsequent literacy development
01/01/2009 - 30/12/2013
The proposal is part of the international project consortium “The Emergence of Language: Social, educational and clinical aspects of language acquisition”. A wide range of conditions for language and literacy acquisition is represented among the participant countries....

Principia Creolica
01/01/2010 - 31/12/2012
The aim of the project is to demonstrate that creoles are descended from pidgin languages, and that they - contrary to what has been claimed - represent a highly unusual case of language development.

The rhythm of conversation
01/01/2010 - 31/12/2012
Samtalets rytm ska undersöka företeelser som bara finns i mänskliga samtal och inte i andra former av tal. Framför allt handlar projektet om hur de som deltar i samtalet gemensamt reglerar det -- hur de vet vad som är ett lämpligt ställe att ta ...

Linguistic archaeology on New Ireland, Papua New Guinea
01/01/2010 - 31/12/2012

Kuot is a language spoken by some 1000 people on the island of New Ireland in Papua New Guinea in the southwest Pacific. It is an isolate, with no demonstrable relatives, and it is endangered as children are not learning it. The project has two interrelated aims.

1. To d...

Early development of hemispheric specialization for speech processing
01/01/2010 - 31/12/2012
This project aims at studying the establishment of language-related specialization in the brain and its specific links to different phases of language development early in life. The primary experimental question is to determine the relationship between the emergence of specialize...

The influence of attention to phonetic detail in speech perception on vocabulary development: Early prevention of developmental language delay
01/01/2008 - 31/12/2011
Vocabulary size is an important basic language skill and a good predictor for later language development such as reading acquisition. Lexical acquisition relies upon fine-grained perceptual skills such as children’s attention to phonetic detail in spoken words leading to ph...

Hot and cold - universal or language-specific?
01/01/2009 - 31/12/2011
The proposal focuses on the conceptualisation of temperature in natural languages as reflected in their systems of central temperature terms (hot, cold, to freeze, etc). The project is envisaged as an integrated lexical-typological study of the temperature domain with the aim of ...

Prosody in conversation
01/01/2009 - 31/12/2011
The visionary goal for the researchers behind Prosody in conversation is to create an artificial conversational partner. While this is far beyond the scope of the project, this goal has already revealed black holes in our knowledge [MH1] concerning human conversations. For exampl...

Typology of negation in non-verbal clauses
01/09/2006 - 31/08/2010
Projektet förenar två forskningsområden som hittills i flera olika traditioner har studerats var för sig: studiet av negation som språklig kategori och studiet av icke-verbala och existentiella satser. Tidigare arbeten om negationens typologi har i all...


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