10 search results for “comparative linguistics” in the Public website
This project proposes an integrated and comparative study on the syntactic, semantic, prosodic and processing aspects of in-situ wh-questions, taking the Grammar-parser correspondence hypothesis (Phillips 1996, 2003) as a guiding principle.
Recherches dialectologiques et dialectométriques Nuni (une langue Gurunsi du Burkina Faso)
This book is a first comparative study of the Nuni dialects.
Marking the Default. Auxiliary selection in Southern Italian dialects
This dissertation focuses on the overt marking of φ features encoded on perfective active auxiliaries in a group of Southern Italian dialects.
The Syntax of Object Marking in Sambaa: A comparative Bantu perspective
This thesis investigates the syntax of object marking in Sambaa and the Bantu languages in general, with particular focus on Swahili and Haya, as points of comparison.
A Typology of Verbal Derivation in Ethiopian Afro-Asiatic Languages
The general objective of this thesis is to determine a typology of verbal derivation in Ethiopian Afro-asiatic languages.
Mongolic Phonology and the Qinghai-Gansu Languages
This dissertation provides an overview of the phonological developments of the Qinghai-Gansu languages, comparing them to the reconstructed ancestral language.
Faculty of Humanities
Splitting and clustering grammatical information
This project focuses on a striking parallelism between two macro-groups of languages: southern Italian dialects and the so-called split-ergative languages, like Basque, Georgian, Dyirbal, Hindi/Urdu.
Lisa Cheng elected as member of the Academia Europaea
On 26 June 2016 the Council of the Academia Europaea approved a class lists of scholars to be invited to accept membership at the Academia Europaea. Professor Lisa Cheng was elected for the section “Linguistic Studies”.
Dialects as the key to Japanese prehistory
Japanese was not always the language spoken in Japan. Researchers link the arrival of the language in Japan with the migration of farmers around 400 BC. Linguist Elisabeth de Boer has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant to carry out research on the further spread of the language in Japan.