The project investigates the evolution of the vowel system within the so-called 'Latin-Romace transition'. This research will be devoted to determining whether a sociolinguistic variation (both stylistic, diastratic and diatopic) ...read more
In recent years several forms of collaboration between journalists, scientific experts, scientific institutions (and their PR staff) and citizen groups have become more frequent (Houston, 2010; Spangenberg & Heise, 2016). ...read more
This five-year project aims to generate a paradigm shift in the understanding of Graeco-Roman and Late Antique communication. Non-literary, ‘documentary’ texts from Ancient Egypt such as letters, petitions and contracts ...read more
Many of the unique syntactic features of Dutch dialects spoken in Flanders only occur in very specific discourse contexts, and therefore cannot be researched using existing databases and linguistic atlases, as those ...read more
The Bantu Expansion is not only the principal linguistic, cultural and demographic process in Late Holocene Africa. It has also become one of the most controversial issues in African History. ...read more
This research project, a typology of passive constructions in Bantu, involves several fields of linguistics. It focuses on a particular language family, i.e. Bantu, and addresses the question of variation and micro-variation within ...read more
Via corpus-based analysis and experimental research we investigate the presence and impact of non-standard language features (old and new vernacular) in public consumer comments and company responses on social media.
This research project further explores the influence of language on customer outcomes in service contexts. Focusing on a German and UK B2C setting, it intends to study how interpersonal strategies ...read more