Dënë Sųłınë́ and DESLAS
The 10th language in the ACQDIV is Dënë Sųłınë́, an Athapaskan language spoken in Northern Canada. Under the lead of Dagmar Jung, the ACQDIV team is compiling the first language acquisition corpus of Dënë Sųłınë́, which will also be the first language acquisition corpus of any Athapaskan language. We call this subproject the Dëne Sųłıné Language Acquisition Study (DESLAS).
The morphosyntax of agreement in Tuatschin: acquisition and contact
The project "The morphosyntax of agreement in Tuatschin: acquisition and contact" (or short "Project Tuatschin") aims at investigating the morphosyntax and the acquisition of agreement by children in an endangered variety of Romansh, Tuatschin, from the perspective of language contact. Romansh varieties represent a paramount case of prolonged language contact in the Alps, having been in contact with (Swiss) German varieties for centuries. In order to reach a principled and exhaustive analysis of the phenomena to be investigated and answer linked research questions, two large corpora of naturally-occurring speech both for adults and children are being collected, transcribed, and annotated.
Project Tuatschin is being funded by the Swiss National Fond (SNF).
Data collected within the Project Tuatschin is being integrated into the Acqdiv corpus for comparative studies on language acquisition.