'Dialects entangled' focuses on the development of the Albanian (Arbëreshë) dialects spoken in three regions of Southern Italy in light of their contact with different Southern Italian Dialects as well as with standard Italian.
The field of berestology (derived from the Russian word berësta ‘birchbark’) is concerned with the interdisciplinary study of a corpus of medieval Russian texts scratched with a sharp pointed stylus on small pieces of the inner bark of a birch tree. Most of these texts are letters dealing with a broad range of topics pertaining to everyday life in the area of (Velikij) Novgorod; they originate from the 11th to the 15th centuries.
The project 'New Perspectives on Slavic Verbal Aspect' concentrates on the functions of Slavic verbal aspect in Old Church Slavonic and Old Russian and their relation to the functions of Slavic verbal aspect in the modern Slavic languages.
The gender systems of Cushitic languages in East Africa have the intriguing property that the third value of gender is plural. The research project "Plural as value of Cushitic gender" aims at investigating the question whether the third value for gender is a proper gender feature or rather associated with properties of number.
The objective of the project "Prosody of Dutch cochlear implant users" is to gain more knowledge about what prosodic features CI users actually hear and how this develops in children.
The aim of this project is to provide new insights on diachronic syntactic change by analysing the information structure and syntactic variation in the extensive sixteenth-century Welsh chronicle by Elis Gruffydd.
Information on other LUCL research projects.