An overview of externally funded projects at CASTLFish. 

PATH: Preservation and Adaptation in Turkish as Heritage Language

PATH examines the degree to which cognitive and external factors play a role in variation and change in Turkish as a heritage language. In order to do so, it closely examines a variety of morpho-phonological, lexical and syntactic properties of a micro-dialect of Turkish as spoken by a community in Drunen, a small town in the North Brabant province of the Netherlands. 

Time period: 2019-2021
Funding: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
PI: Deniz Tat


Modal Concepts and Compositionality: New Directions in Experimental Semantics

The project is an innovative approach to exploring the meaning of natural language as manifested in cognition. It intends to build up a framework for the semantic composition of modal meaning that goes beyond the description of sentential truth conditions, aiming in addition to distinguish competing semantic descriptions on the basis of psychological evidence.

Time period: 2018-2021
Funding: Research Council of Norway FRIPRO grand
Members: Gillian Ramchand, Sergey Minor, Myrte Vos


SALT: Syllable Structure: Acquisition, Loss, Typology 

The project intends to investigate the role of sonority, the sonority hierarchy and the sonority sequencing principle in the internal organization of syllables. 

Time period: 2017-2020
Funding: Research Council of Norway FRIPRO grand
Members: Martin Krämer (UIT), Olga Urek (UIT), Kate Zhakun (UIT),  Janet Grijzenhout (Leiden), Draga Zec (Cornell)





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