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URPP Language and Space Language and Space Lab

Uneven Distribution of Morphology in Different Language Families

Motivation and Goal: The global distribution of morphological structures of different language families is uneven. This project aims to explain the impact of language contact on morphology through a combination of historical linguistics, phylogeny, and geographic analysis. In the first stage of the project, we will gain the necessary background in the relevant linguistic theories.  In the second stage, we will apply these insights, in combination with new methodological approaches, to regions only associated with sparse historical linguistic information.

Cooperation: SNSF sinergia project "Limits of Morphology in Time and Space" (LiMiTS).