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.
The Papuan languages of Alor and Pantar island in southeastern Indonesia are investigated. The Leiden team looks in particular at (1) spatial reference system, locative expressions, landscape terms (2) numerals and numeral expressions. The Alaska team looks investigates the relations between the AP languages and the Surrey team at pronominal markings and noun-verb distinctions.
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.