Linguistic analysis

In this part of the Chintang Language Research Program we aim at developing in-depth analyses of the language, based as much as possible on our corpus. A comprehensive grammar treating all aspects of the language is in preparation since 2014. Meanwhile see the existing dissertations and other publications.

So far analysis has been focussing on morphology (Rai et al. 2005, Bickel et al. 2007), grammatical relations and valency (Bickel 2008, Bickel et al. 2010, Schikowski et al. 2015), clause linkage (Paudyal et al. 2010) and spatial deixis (Dirksmeyer 2008).

In collaboration with a project on corpus-based typology in clause linkage, we work towards statistical approaches to deriving grammatical analyses. In addition, we collaborate with Emily Bender (U. Washington) on computationally-based HPSG analyses of Chintang and with Tanja Samardžić (UZH) on automatic segmentation and glossing.

The CLRP also participates in a collaborative project of the Volkswagen foundation: The relative frequencies of nouns, pronouns, and verbs cross-linguistically.

Our linguistic research has been funded by:

UZH Swiss National Science Foundation logotype Volkswagen Stiftung logotype Max Planck logotype DFG logotype ESF logotype