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Linguistics Research Unit KU Leuven


The Department of Linguistics brings together the linguistic researchers in the Faculty of Arts. Next to studies of a generalor theoretical linguistic nature, research is mainly oriented towards Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and the classical languages. In disciplinary terms, all fields of linguistics are represented: grammar, semantics and pragmatics, diachronic linguistics and variational linguistics, and various kinds ...

Brussels Institute for Applied Linguistics Vrije Universiteit Brussel

BIAL (Brussels Institute for Applied Linguistics) is a research group within the Applied Linguistics Department of the VUB that conducts applied linguistic research with a focus on transculturalism. We define transculturalism as a form of cultural hybridity which emerges when different cultural elements interact and eventually integrate with each other. Since Brussels is a natural melting pot of cultures, the emphasis on transculturalism is ...

Centre for Computational Linguistics and Psycholinguistics (CLiPS) University of Antwerp

The research of CLiPS is interdisciplinary between linguistics, psychology, and computer science (Artificial Intelligence). Current research can be divided into three main areas: Psycholinguistics, Language Acquisition (coordinator: Steven Gillis). The main research topic is how very young children learn the language they hear. This process actually starts before babies use conventional words and phrases. That is why we study babies' ...

Formal and Computational Linguistics (ComForT), Leuven KU Leuven


The Research Group conducts theoretical and descriptive research in the fields of formal and computational linguistics, a.o. with a view to its application in language and speech technology. The central aim is to acquire insight into the complexity of linguistic knowledge by studying the formal properties of the structures and rules that constitute the architecture of language and grammar.

The formal modelling of this knowledge ...

Linguistics Research Unit, Leuven KU Leuven


The Linguistics Research Unit, Leuven, is not a separate research unit as such. It refers to those members of the department of linguistics (Onderzoekseenheid Taalkunde / Linguistics Research Unit) that work exclusively or predominantly in Leuven.