Current Grants


Collaborative Research: An Ultrasound Investigation of Irish Palatalization
Co-PIs: Jason Shaw; Ryan Bennett (UC Santa Cruz), Jaye Padgett (UC Santa Cruz), Grant McGuire (UC Santa Cruz) and Máire Ní Chiosáin (University College Dublin, Ireland)
National Science Foundation Grant (BCS #1423772/1424398)


The Microsyntax of Pronouns in North American English
Jim Wood and Raffaella Zanuttini
National Science Foundation (BCS #1423872)

Ditransitives in Insular Scandinavian
Co-PIs: Cherlon Ussery and Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson
Co-proposers: Nicole Dehé, Einar Freyr Sigurðsson, Jim Woodand Hjalmar P. Petersen
Icelandic Research Fund (195926-051)

Historical Linguistics

The origins of Australia’s non-Pama-Nyungan speaking
Claire Bowern, with co-PIs: David Lambert (Lead PI, Griffith University), Michael Westaway, Erich Round, Eske Willerslev, Craig Millar, Russell Gray
Australian research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP)

Language as a window on Prehistory
Claire Bowern
National Science Foundation (BCS #1423711)

Field Linguistics/Language Documentation

Traditions, Transformations and Technology in Aboriginal Australia
Claire Bowern, with co-PIs: Peter Hiscock (Lead PI, University of Sydney), Russell Gray, Val Attenborough
Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP)

Towards an Integrated Understanding of Natural Resource Use and Management
Claire Bowern, with co-PIs: Michael Gavin (Lead PI, Colorado State), Bobbi Low (University of Michigan)
National Science Foundation (IBSS #1519987)

Computational Linguistics

Inductive Biases for the Acquisition of Syntactic Transformations in Neural Networks
Robert Frank, in collaboration with Tal Linzen (Johns Hopkins University)
National Science Foundation (BCS #1919321