Current projects

Old flames

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Current projects

  • Typology of negation of non-verbal and existential sentences
    • Presentation I gave at the ALT Meeting in September 2007, Paris, France..
    • Right now I am doing a detailed comparative study of these constructions in Slavic languages--I chose this family because I thought it would be easy for me to sort out and come up with a good diachronic story relatively fast. Many thanks to all the people who filled in my wiki. Click here the summary of the collected data.
  • GIS and language mapping
    • GIS in Linguistics, also part of the LL-Map project, run jointly with the LINGUIST List
    • Using GIS to map multilingualism.
      • Presentation on some general problems of language geography that I gave at a language cataloguing workshop, Towards a Comprehensive Languages Catalogue, June 28, 2007, at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany.

Old flames

  • Gothic texts collection (This is a proofread OCR scan of Wulfilla's translations from Greek)
    Once upon a time I thought I would be a specialist in Germanic languages and took to studying Gothic together with Old Swedish. It was all loads of fun and truly exciting; I had great plans to solve the mystery of the ga- prefix in Germanic and aspect and the contact between the old Goths and old Slavs; this text collection was meant to be a nice tagged corpus. On hindsite, I am glad I was advised against it and also for typology, UNIX and American Indians coming along my way. And other people, like Magnus Snaedal, did the corpus and concordances. I would still like to think I will do something with these text some time in the future but for now they are just part of a time nicely spent.

  • Suppletion
    Some day I will also get around to putting up my database online but for now I am just referring people to the WALS maps and the book

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