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Spoken Dialogue AnalyticsID611396From0 December 2013to1 November 2015FunderEuropean CommissionCoordinatorATHINA-EREVNITIKO KENTRO KAINOTOMIAS STIS TECHNOLOGIES TIS PLIROFORIAS, TON EPIKOINONION KAI TIS GNOSISThe speech services industry has been growing both for telephony applications and, recently, also for smartphones (e.g., Siri). Despite recent progress in spoken dialogue system (SDS) technologies the development cycle of speech services still requires significant effort and expertise. A significant...
The primate roots of human languageID283871From5 June 2012to3 May 2017FunderEuropean CommissionIn 1871 Darwin famously wrote that, in his opinion, there was no fundamental difference between man and the higher mammals in their mental faculties. In the past decades this claim has driven much empirical research and, by and large, the evidence supports Darwin’s hypothesis. One mental faculty, ho...
Morphosyntactic language skills in deaf children with a cochlear implant: a cross-linguistic study on Dutch and GermanID300855From0 July 2012to1 September 2013FunderEuropean Commission"Nowadays, many profoundly deaf children are given access to auditory information by means of a cochlear implant (CI). Thanks to this device, these children are able to develop oral speech and language. However, there are still many open questions about the nature of speech and language skills of CI...
Semantic Spaces, Multilingualism and Diversity in the Law: The Challenge of Legal Knowledge Management within the European Union (LingLaw)ID274966From3 June 2011to5 May 2013FunderEuropean CommissionWithin the EU, multilingualism and cultural diversity in the law pose intractable situations. Of course, EU legislation and documents of major importance are translated into the 23 official languages, but the EU legal language and the specific concepts chosen do not always correspond with the respec...
Diagnostics of linguistic change: Mapping language change in real and apparent timeID321760From5 February 2013to2 January 2017FunderEuropean CommissionThe project aims to investigate the mechanisms of language change across the life-span and across the community. It provides the applicant with a platform to advance her research on linguistic change at Leipzig University by exploiting a corpus she has assembled in the last 5 years in collaboration...
Common Language Resources and their ApplicationsID238405From2 December 2009to1 March 2014FunderEuropean CommissionCoordinatorUNIVERSITETET I BERGENCLARA will train a new generation of linguistic experts who will be able to cooperate across national boundaries on the establishment of a common language resources infrastructure and its exploitation for the construction of the next generation of language models with wide theoretical and applied si...
Neural and computational determinants of left cerebral dominance in speech and languageID260347From2 February 2011to0 January 2016FunderEuropean CommissionMore than a century after Wernicke and Broca established that speech perception and production rely on temporal and prefrontal cortices of the left brain hemisphere, the biological determinants for this organization are still unknown. While functional neuroanatomy has been described in great detail,...
Grammar and memory: Evidence from agrammatic aphasia and probable Alzheimer's disease in German, Italian and GreekID329795From0 September 2013to1 August 2015FunderEuropean Commission"In Europe, there is an increasing number of people with neurological problems, such as probable Alzheimer’s disease (pAD) or aphasia, which often result in severe language and memory impairments. It has been argued that memory deficits contribute to the language problems brain-damaged populations f...
Extensive UNIfied-domain SimulatiON of the human voiceID308874From5 March 2013to2 May 2016FunderEuropean CommissionCoordinatorKUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLANEveryone needs their voice, and speech has a pivotal function in modern society. A detailed, working model of the voice would contribute to the human atlas and would find profound applications in fields such as speech technology, medical research, pedagogy, linguistics and the arts. But the physics...
Glottalizations in German and Czech EnglishID298951From0 July 2012to1 June 2014FunderEuropean CommissionThe aims of this project are to analyse:1) the extent of glottalization before word-initial vowels in German English productions and compare results with Czech English and British English productions,2) the influence of glottalizations on word-recognition by Germans in comparison to Czech and native...
Linguistics as a Science - a Historical Philosophical StudyID276749From4 September 2011to1 August 2015FunderEuropean CommissionLinguistics, defined as the ‘scientific study of language’, is probably the last discipline in the humanities and in social sciences aspiring to become a science in the positivist sense. In this context, the goal of this project is to approach the scientific studies of natural languages armed with m...
Information transmission in language: do infants perceive communicative intent?ID303163From4 March 2012to5 February 2014FunderEuropean Commission"According to all treatments of human communication, humans do not only transmit information about facts, but also about their intention to transmit information. That is, when being addressed with a sentence, we do not only grasp the message carried by the sentence, but also that the speaker intende...
Language policies and attitudes in QuebecID327100From0 September 2013to1 August 2015FunderEuropean CommissionThis application is for a year's worth of fieldwork in Montreal, Canada. The project is part of the applicant’s larger post-doctoral research, which investigates the interaction between official language policies and their impact on language use at the grassroots in three political entities: Singapo...
Neurocognitive systems for morpho-lexical analysis: The cross-linguistic foundations for language comprehensionID230570From2 September 2009to1 August 2015FunderEuropean CommissionLanguage comprehension is a fundamentally dynamic process, where incoming speech information interfaces with two markedly different neuro-cognitive processing systems a left lateralised fronto-temporal system that is critical for linguistic processes of morphological and syntactic analysis, and a...
Law and Language at the ECJID313353From5 February 2013to0 March 2019FunderEuropean CommissionCoordinatorTHE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAMThis project will examine the production of the multilingual jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ), aiming to elaborate a new understanding of the development of EU 'constitutional law'. The development of a rule of law within the EU is due in a large part to the judicia...
Sharing AudioVisual language resources for Automatic SubtitlingID296371From2 May 2012to3 April 2014FunderEuropean CommissionCoordinatorFUNDACION CENTRO DE TECNOLOGIAS DE INTERACCION VISUAL Y COMUNICACIONES VICOMTECHDue to recently approved European and National directives and laws, the subtitling demand has grown fast in the past few years throughout Europe. The path of manual subtitling is no longer feasible, due to the quantity of the demand and the cost of the process, both in terms of time and personnel. A...
Beyond Boundaries: Religion, Region, Language and the StateID609823From1 September 2014to1 August 2020FunderEuropean CommissionCoordinatorBRITISH MUSEUMThe Gupta dynasty dominated South Asia during the 4th and 5th centuries. Their period was marked by political stability and an astonishing florescence in every field of endeavor. The Gupta kingdom and its networks had an enduring impact on India and a profound reach across Central and Southeast Asia...
The Linguistic Past of Mesoamerica and the Andes: A search for early migratory relations between North and South AmericaID295918From5 June 2012to3 May 2017FunderEuropean CommissionThe aim of the project is to unravel the genetic and contact relations between the indigenous languages of Mesoamerica (Mexico and western Central America) and the Middle Andes region (Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia), as part of a larger endeavour to understand the historical process of the peopling of the...
Thick Evaluative Concepts: Value, Reasons, and the Natural WorldID231016From4 January 2009to1 December 2012FunderEuropean CommissionDevelopments in linguistics and metaphysics open unprecedented opportunities for advances using up-to-date methods from these areas in metaethics: an area of moral philosophy that studies these topics as they arise with respect to normative issues. The proposed research is a full-scale study of “thi...
Quantitative modeling of historical-comparative linguistics: Unraveling the phylogeny of native South American languagesID240816From5 January 2010to3 December 2014FunderEuropean CommissionThis project aims to uncover and clarify phylogenetic relationships between native South American languages. Very little is known about the historical development of the linguistic diversity in this part of the world, and more detailed insights will have a major impact not only on linguistics, but a...
Human Sociality and Systems of Language UseID240853From5 January 2010to3 December 2014FunderEuropean CommissionInformal conversation is the primary context for all central processes of language. Yet it is the least studied. The many advances of traditional linguistic typology the systematic comparison of the world s languages have been based on 'isolated sentences' as data. This project will meet the challen...
The Grammar of the Body: Revealing the Foundations of Compositionality in Human LanguageID340140From2 July 2014to0 June 2019FunderEuropean CommissionThe pioneering framework I propose for the analysis of the foundations of human language – the Grammar of the Body – is inspired by sign language. My main aim is to create a body-based model of linguistic compositionality and to provide clues of its evolutionary origins.Instead of analysing sign la...
Iconicity and ecology of languages: new insightID913076FunderEuropean CommissionIn the present project, we propose a pioneer research that will provide new insights into human language ecology and evolution by exploring three rarely studied natural traditional oral practices with a multidisciplinary methodology. These are alternative speech forms that always rely on a spoken la...
Context, Content, and CompositionalityID229441From4 January 2009to2 December 2013FunderEuropean CommissionOver the past fifteen years, I have argued that the effects of context on content go well beyond what is standardly acknowledged in semantics. This view is sometimes referred to as Contextualism or (more technically) Truth-Conditional Pragmatics (TCP). The key idea is that the effects of context...
A Universal Model of Word ComprehensionID627784From4 May 2014to6 April 2016FunderEuropean CommissionThe proposed research will develop a “universal” connectionist architecture and a set of models capable of handling key cross-linguistic differences across English, Spanish, and Hebrew. This work is complemented with targeted empirical investigations.Computational Investigations. I will develop im...