Ongoing language projects within the LOT institutes
In this project the structure of the sound inventory is studied by analyzing and comparing data from language acquisition, aphasic speech and language typology.
Deviations in the phonological forms of child language productions are studied from the perspective of the language production mechanism. Different types of deviations occur, and they are thought to originate at different levels in the language production process.
This project concerns phonological acquisition in Dutch children, especially the acquisition of place of articulation features.
This project aims to discover the active ingredients of strong arguments: Knowledge on the characteristics of strong arguments will make it possible to provide guidelines to message designers.
This research project investigates children's semantic abilities, particularly their ability to interpret sentences containing negation.
The aim of this application-oriented research project is to build a demonstrator version of a Dutch/Flemish Points of Interest (POI) information providing business service, and to investigate new pronunciation modeling technologies that can help to bring the spoken name recognition component of such a service to the required level of accuracy.
Causal relations between discourse segments can be expressed by connectives like because and so. What does it mean when speakers use one of two similar connectives rather than the other? How do language users process causal relations? And how do children acquire these textual 'building stones'?