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Research and Training programme Historical Sociolinguistics

The aim of this FWO Scientific Research Network application is threefold: (1) to consolidate the Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HiSoN) and firmly secure the position of Flemish expertise in the research network internationally; (2) to initiate a range of new activities as part of a broader Historical Sociolinguistics Research and Training Program, with adistinct focus on postgraduate training and joint research initiatives; (3) to expand the existing network interdisciplinarily and attract young and established scholars from neighboring disciplines. The research unit Mind-Bending Grammars (https://www.uantwerpen.be/mind-bending-grammars/) will contribute with its unique expertise on the interaction of sociolinguistic and cognitive factors in language variation and change. To this purpose MBG makes use of state-of-the-art methods from computational and corpus linguistics, including data-driven identification of social networks and communities of practice.
Date:1 Jan 2017 →  31 Dec 2021
Disciplines:Linguistics, Theory and methodology of linguistics, Other languages and literary studies
Project type:Collaboration project