Department of Foreign Languages
Research group

Language Data and Language Change (LDLC)

Foto/ill.: Eivind Senneset - UiB
Foto/ill.: Eivind Senneset - UiB

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The LDLC research group provides a platform for cooperation among linguists – especially linguists working on Germanic and Romance languages – within and beyond the University of Bergen. It aims to grant continuity to initiatives such as the 2020 and 2021 workshops on progressive constructions, at which leading scholars from European universities gave papers and engaged in discussion with colleagues from UiB. More generally, it aims to expand academic networks and favour the internationalization of linguistic research by building on the existing strengths of the Departments of Foreign Languages and Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies (including CLARINO, the Norwegian infrastructure for language resources and technology).

The following (broadly conceived) fields and topics are particularly relevant to the activities of the research group: historical linguistics, corpus linguistics, grammaticalization, variation (according to genres and text-types, as well as sociolinguistic variables), language contact, and translation. The group does not have any a priori preference for particular theoretical frameworks or methodological approaches. However, special significance is attached to the use of philological and quantitative evidence; further exploring the role of corpora in the synchronic and diachronic study of grammatical structures is, indeed, a specific objective of this research group.

Group coordinators:  Alessandro Carlucci and Jerzy Nykiel


Please contact Jerzy Nykiel or Alessandro Carlucci (see details below)