Ongoing language projects within the LOT institutes
Functional Discourse Grammar (FDG) is a new version of Functional Grammar (FG) (Dik 1997). It models the grammatical competence of individual language users as part of a larger model of the language use.
Crowdsourcing project to make available for the public 10.000 scans of the so-called Sailing Letters: letters on ships that were captured by the English in the Dutch-Anglo wars in the 17th and 18th centuries. To the scans are added metadata and transcriptions by volunteers.
Theories of first language acquisition are increasingly considering the role of aspects of cognition, specifically executive functioning. The goal of this group is to examine this relationship in children of different types. Formal models of executive functioning will be developed.
The aim of the project is to add the corresponding sound fragments to the phonetic transcriptions by means of the program PRAAT.
In this project the grammatical and lexical influence of (dialectal) Arabic on the Northern Berber languages is studied and used as an evaluation tool for language contact studies.
Iconicity as a semiotic notion refers to a natural resemblance or analogy between the form of a sign (single or multiple) and the object or concept it refers to in the world. It is a driving force in language on all possible levels. The research project is concerned with the role played by iconicity within the fields of language use (esp. literary language), language acquisition, and language change and evolution.
This cross-linguistic research aims to determine and theoretically explain the properties of incomplete parentheses, in comparison to regular instances of ellipsis and fragments.