Gabmap: Doing Dialect Analysis on the Web
Gabmap is a web application that visualizes dialect variations. Itís made for dialectologists and students.
P.I.: Charlotte Gooskens. Software developer: Peter Kleiweg. Supervisor: John Nerbonne.
LAMSAS in the Netherlands
The project focusses on applying computational methods to derive dialect areas without expert intervention using the LAMSAS data.
Software developer: Peter Kleiweg. Supervisor: John Nerbonne.
From Dialect to Regiolect
NWO VENI program aimed at studying dialect change both in the production and perception of the speakers.
P.I.: Wilbert Heeringa. Supervisor: Frans Hinskens. Started in 2007.
Mutual Comprehensibility of Dutch Varieties
NWO program (Flemish-Dutch Committee) aimed at investigating the tension between dialects' distinctiveness and their comprehensibility.
P.I.s: John Nerbonne, Dirk Geeraerts. Others: Charlotte Gooskens, Reneé van Bezooijen, Sebastian Kürschner, Roeland van Hout, Dirk Speelman, Sjef Grondelaers, Leen Impe. Started in 2006, completed in 2010.
Linguistic determinants of mutual intelligibility in Scandinavia
NWO VIDI project. The aim is to use methods for quantifying linguistic distance and refine them in order to be able to measure communicatively relevant linguistic distances among the spoken Scandinavian languages.
P.I.: Charlotte Gooskens. Started in 2006.
Families and resemblances
The project aims to apply and improve several techniques that allow the researcher to automatically measure the differences between language varieties. All methods are tested on Bulgarian dialect pronunciation data.
Researcher: Jelena Prokić. Supervisor: John Nerbonne, Peter Houtzagers. Started in 2006, finished in 2010.
A Quantitative Examination of English-American Speech Relationships
This study explores synchronic and diachronic aspects of English phonetics and phonology by applying a set of complementary quantitative tools to English and American dialect data.
Researcher: Robert G. Shackleton, Jr. Supervisor: John Nerbonne, Bill Kretzschmar. Started in 2005, finished in 2010.
An Acoustic Analysis of Vowel Pronunciation in Swedish Dialects
The project aimed to study dialectal variation in Swedish vowel pronunciation. Dialectal variation was studied both in each vowel and on an aggregate level.
Researcher: Therese Leinonen. Supervisor: John Nerbonne, Charlotte Gooskens, Vincent van Heuven. Started in 2005, finished in 2010.
Winner of the 2010 prize of the Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademien för svensk folkkultur, (Royal Gustav Adolph Academy for Swedish Folk Culture) including 25,000 Swedish Kronor, awarded 6 Nov. 2010.
Quantitative Perspectives on Syntactic Variation in Dutch Dialects
The project aimed to investigate how to adequately measure syntactic variation in Dutch dialects. It analyses Dutch syntax from a number of quantitative perspectives to study more general characteristics of syntactic variation.
Researcher: Marco René Spruit. Supervisor: John Nerbonne, Sjef Barbiers, Hans Bennis. Started in 2004, completed in 2008.