Germanic-Romance language contact in the Southern-Central Alps

Starting date
March 1, 2014
Duration (months)
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Managers or local contacts
Tomaselli Alessandra
Linguistic contact, Germanic-Romance Comparison, Microvariation

This project has 2 main objectives:
The first objective is to complement the description and analysis of grammatical diversity across regional languages; the second objective is to investigate the possible effects of multilingualism on grammar changes in a situation of contact between regional and standard languages
Task 1 (Objective 1)
: Systematic linguistic descriptions and theoretically informed analyses will be provided for  Germaninc Heritage languages spoken in in the Southern-Central Alps (Cimbrian varieties)

Task 2 (Objective 2): Systematic descriptions and analyses will be provided for the reciprocal effects of multilingualism on grammar changes in a germanic-Romance contact situation (linguistic domain: morpho-syntax)  

Fondi assegnati: 4500, 00 Euro + 1889,65 (ultima assegnazione) = 6389,65

Project participants

Birgit Alber
Professor from another university
Stefan Rabanus
Full Professor
Research areas involved in the project
Lingua e linguistica tedesca
Dialectology - Dialektologie


Research facilities