STARFISH (Sociolinguistic Typology and Responsive Features in Syntactic History)

Find out more about STARFISH at the project webpage.

Modelling lexical diffusion in syntax: non-finite complementation in Modern English

This DFG-funded project is part of the Research Unit SILPAC (Structuring the Input in Language Processing, Acquisition and Change), which aims to build bridges between psycholinguistics and historical linguistics, starting in January 2022. See more information here

Germanic dispersion beyond trees and waves

Funded by the DFG from April 2020 to December 2023, this project aims to shed new light on the early history and interrelationships of the Germanic languages. The project's doctoral researcher was Frederik Hartmann, now assistant professor of computational linguistics at the University of North Texas.

The Diachrony of Question Particles

Funded by the DFG from May 2019 to December 2023, this project looked at the synchronic nature and diachronic origins of question particles cross-linguistically, with particular focus on the histories of Germanic and Chinese. It was part of the Konstanz research group Questions at the Interfaces (FOR 2111), and you can read more here.

Linguistic Forecasting

The project "Linguistic forecasting" was supported by the Volkswagen Foundation programme "Original - isn't it?" from April 2020 to March 2021. It allowed George to take a year of research leave to investigate the controversial topic of predicting language change.