STARFISH (Sociolinguistic Typology and Responsive Features in Syntactic History)

Find out more about STARFISH at the project webpage.

Germanic dispersion beyond trees and waves

Funded by the DFG from April 2020 to March 2023, this project aims to shed new light on the early history and interrelationships of the Germanic languages. The project's doctoral researcher is Frederik Hartmann.

The Diachrony of Question Particles

Funded by the DFG from May 2019 to May 2022, this project looks at the synchronic nature and diachronic origins of question particles cross-linguistically, with particular focus on the histories of Germanic and Chinese. It's part of the Konstanz research group Questions at the Interfaces (FOR 2111), and you can read more here. The project's doctoral researcher is Tian Li.

Linguistic Forecasting

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

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