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Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities - RUEG

Research Unit "Emerging Grammars in Language-Contact Situations: A Comparative View

RUEG consists of eight projects (see left) investigating a shared overarching research question:

What is the status of noncanonical phenomena in heritage speakers’ two languages from the perspective of emerging grammars?

Speaker: Heike Wiese; vice speaker: Artemis Alexiadou;
Further PIs: Shanley Allen, Natalia Gagarina, Anke Lüdeling, Christoph Schroeder, Luka Szucsich, Rosemarie Tracy, Sabine Zerbian
Mercator fellows: Maria Polinsky, Shana Poplack

Open access: RUEG Corpus

  • All our resources are open! We are happy to announce the first public release of our corpus. The publication to cite is https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3236068. This URL will always point to the latest release of the RUEG corpus, so it is easy to cite the most recent corpus version even before its release.

Open access: RUEG Methods

Our research is based on a shared set-up, "Language Situations", suitable to elicit comparable, yet naturalistic productions across formal and informal, spoken and written registers. There is open access to all RUEG instruments like stimula, elicitation order and training clip.


Three more years for "Emerging Grammars" research

  • RUEG is among five research units to receive funding for a second phase from the German Research Foundation! RUEG2 will start in April 202 1 with six projects, led by speaker Heike Wiese and vice-speaker Shanley Allen. [German Press Release]

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The projects are supported by two Mercator Fellows:

Shana Poplack, University of Ottawa

Maria Polinsky, University of Maryland

The Research Unit is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) – Project number: 39482131.