SURREY MORPHOLOGY GROUP

12 Jul

SURREY UNI

The research of the Surrey Morphology Group (SMG) combines the investigation of grammatical categories in a broad sample of languages with the use of explicit formal and statistical frameworks for the expression of typological and theoretical generalizations.

SMG Projects (1992 to present)

Combining gender and classifiers in natural language

Period of award: April 2013 to March 2016
Investigator: Sebastian Fedden

Atlantic Verb classification in Gújjolaay Eegimaa, Niger Congo

Period of award: October 2012 to September 2015
Investigator: Serge Sagna

Optional ergative case marking: what can be expressed by its absence?

Period of award: May 2013 to April 2015
Investigator: Oliver Bond
Researcher: Dubi Nanda Dhakal (Tribhuvan University)

Endangered complexity: inflectional classes in Oto-Manguean languages

Period of award: March 2012 to February 2015
Investigators: Dunstan Brown (York), Matthew Baerman, Greville Corbett
Researcher: Enrique Palancar

From competing theories to fieldwork: the challenge of an extreme agreement system

Period of award: January 2012 to December 2014
Investigators: Dunstan Brown (York), Bob Borsley (Essex), Greville Corbett, Maria Polinsky (Harvard), Louisa Sadler (Essex). Researcher: Marina Chumakina

Morphological complexity: typology as a tool for delineating cognitive organization

Period of award: Feb 2009 – Jan 2014
Investigators: Greville G. Corbett, Matthew Baerman, Dunstan Brown (York)

SENĆOŦEN on the web: access for linguists and community

Period of award: Jan 2011 to July 2011
Investigators: Greville Corbett, Dunstan Brown, Claire Turner

Alor-pantar languages: origins and theoretical impact (ALOR-PANTAR)

Period of award: October 2009 to September 2012
Investigators: Greville Corbett, Matthew Baerman, Dunstan Brown
Postdoc: Sebastian Fedden

The corpus of Russian regional dialects – acoustic database with discourse annotation
Period of award: October 2009 to August 2011
Investigators: Greville Corbett, Alexander Krasovitsky, Christian Sappok (Ruhr Universitat Bochum)

Brighter, cleverer, but more intelligent: understanding periphrasis

Period of award: Nov 2007 – Oct 2010
Investigators: Greville G. Corbett, Dunstan Brown
Researcher: Marina Chumakina

A typology of defectiveness

Period of award: Sept 2006-Feb 2009
Investigators: Greville G. Corbett, Matthew Baerman, Dunstan Brown

Turning owners into actors: Possessive morphology as subject-indexing in languages of the Bougainville region

Period of award: Feb 2005-Feb 2008
Investigators: Greville G. Corbett, Dunstan Brown
Researcher: Bill Palmer

Short term morphosyntactic change

Period of award: Sept 2004-May 2008
Investigators: Greville G. Corbett, Matthew Baerman, Dunstan Brown
Researcher: Alexander Krasovitsky
Doctoral student: Alison Long

Dictionary of Archi (Daghestanian) with sound files and cultural materials

Period of award: Feb 2004 – July 2007
Investigators: Greville G. Corbett
Researcher: Marina Chumakina
Consultants: Aleksandr Kibrik, Sandro Kodzasov, Dzhalil Samedov, Dunstan Brown, Nicholas Evans, Peter Lutzeier, Harley Quilliam

Grammatical Features: A Key to Understanding Language

Period of award: Nov 2004 – Oct 2007
Investigators: Greville Corbett
Researchers: Greville Corbett, Anna Kibort

Essential documentation of seven highly endangered Oceanic languages

Period of award: Jul 2006 – July 2007
Investigators: Bill Palmer
Researchers: Claire Turner

Extended deponency: the right morphology in the wrong place

Period of award: 2004-2006
Investigators: Greville Corbett, Matthew Baerman, Dunstan Brown
Researcher: Matthew Baerman

‘Possible words’: the outer bounds of inflectional morphology

Period of award: July 2002-June 2004
Investigators: Greville Corbett
Researchers: Greville Corbett

Paradigms in Use

Period of award: Jan 2003-Dec 2005
Investigators: Dunstan Brown, Greville Corbett, Trevor Sweeting and Carole Tiberius
Researchers: Carole Tiberius and Peter Williams (Statistics)

The notion ‘possible word’ and its limits: a typology of suppletion

Period of award: 2000 – 2003
Investigators: Greville G. Corbett, Dunstan Brown, Andrew Hippisley
Researcher: Marina Chumakina

Agreement: an investigation into the distribution of information

Period of award: 1999-2002
Investigators: Greville G. Corbett, Dunstan Brown, Andrew Hippisley
Researchers: Julia Barron (till Aug 2000), Carole Tiberius (from Nov 2000)

A typology of syncretism

Period of award: 1999-2002
Investigators: Greville G. Corbett, Dunstan Brown
Researcher: Matthew Baerman

Predicting the past: reconstructing the Slavonic colour lexicon

Period of award: 1998-2000
Investigators: Greville G. Corbett, Ian Davies, Andrew Hippisley
Researcher: Andrew Hippisley

Number use in language: a quantitative and typological investigation

Period of award: 1997-1998
Investigators: Greville G. Corbett, Dunstan Brown, Andrew Hippisley, Paul Marriott
Researcher: Andrew Hippisley

Feature-based Approaches to Exceptional Cases in Russian

Period of award: 1997-98
Applicants: Dunstan Brown and Tore Nesset
Participating institutions: Surrey and Tromsø

Challenges for inflectional Description

Period of award: 1997-98
Coordinator: Greville G. Corbett
Participating institutions: Surrey, Brighton, Essex, Sussex and SOAS

The theory of Network Morphology

Period of award: 1995-98
Investigators: Greville G. Corbett, Dunstan Brown, Norman M. Fraser
Researcher: Dunstan Brown

Russian Verbal Morphology: Alternative Perspectives and Implementations

Period of award: 1995-1997
Coordinators: Greville G. Corbett and Dieter Wunderlich
Participating institutions: Düsseldorf, Surrey and Sussex

Frontiers of Research in Morphology

Period of award: 1995-96
Coordinator: Greville G. Corbett
Participating institutions: Surrey, Brighton, Essex, Sussex and SOAS

A DATR Theory of Russian Morphology

Period of award: 1992-95
Investigators: Greville G. Corbett, Norman M. Fraser
Researcher: Dunstan Brown

A Computer Implementation of Russian Derivational Morphology

Period of award: 1992-95

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