VinKo - Varietäten im Kontakt/Varietà in Contatto/Varieties in Contact

Starting date
January 1, 2019
Duration (months)
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Managers or local contacts
Rabanus Stefan
Multilingualism, Croudsourcing, German dialects, Italian dialects, Ladin, Cimbrian, Mòcheno, Saurano

VinKo ('Varieties in Contact') is a crowdsourcing website aiming to gather numerically relevant information about the minority languages and dialects spoken in the area between Innsbruck and the Po Valley. The VinKo Project was originally launched in 2014-15 within a larger project funded by the European Union (AThEME), which aimed at investigating multilingualism from different angles. In the past two years, VinKo has been upgraded and enhanced within the Project of Excellence on digital humanities at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (University of Verona) and within the PRIN project "TREiL", Technologies for Research and Education in Linguistics at CIMEC/DIPSCO (University of Trento). The main focus of the VinKo team are the local languages and varieties spoken in the regions Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol and Veneto, with particular focus on the so-called language-contact' between Germanic (Cimbrian, Mocheno, Saurano, Tyrolean) and Romance (Ladin, Trentino and Veneto dialects).

Reference: Patrizia Cordin & Stefan Rabanus & Birgit Alber & Antonio Mattei & Jan Casalicchio & Alessandra Tomaselli & Ermenegildo Bidese & Andrea Padovan (2018): VinKo, Versione 2 (20.12.2018, 09:20). In: Korpus im Text, Serie A, 13739.


Funds: assigned and managed by the department

Project participants

Anne Kruijt
Research Scholarship Holders
Andrea Padovan
Temporary Assistant Professor
Stefan Rabanus
Full Professor
Marta Tagliani
Research Assistants
Alessandra Tomaselli
Full Professor

Collaboratori esterni

Barbara Vogt
Università dell'Aquila
Birgit Alber
Università di Bolzano
Roberto Zamparelli
Università di Trento
Patrizia Cordin
Università di Trento
Research areas involved in the project
Lingua e linguistica tedesca
Dialectology - Dialektologie
Lingua e linguistica tedesca
Germanic Grammar and Syntax – Grammatik und Syntax
Lingua e linguistica tedesca
Language Change, Language Planning, Language Policies – Sprachwandel, Sprachplanung, Sprachpolitik
Lingua e linguistica tedesca
Phonetics and Phonology – Phonetik und Phonologie
Title Authors Year
VinKo Cordin, Patrizia; Rabanus, Stefan; Alber, Birgit; Mattei, Antonio; Casalicchio, Jan; Tomaselli, Alessandra; Bidese, Ermenegildo; Padovan, Andrea 2018


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