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Annual report, 2016–2017
The second annual report of the Reassessing Language Change project has been published, with an overview of our activities over the past two years.
Jefrey Lijffijt’s visit
Project collaborator Jefrey Lijffijt visited the team in Helsinki to hear about the latest developments concerning the database and to give a demonstration of the tools he has been developing.
LCD poster on display at BAULT 2016
LCD was introduced to the Building and Using Language Technology research community at the BAULT 2016 symposium in Helsinki.
Turo Vartiainen defends his PhD dissertation
Project member Turo Vartiainen defended his PhD dissertation, Challenges in Categorization: Corpus-based Studies of Adjectival Premodifiers in English. His opponent was Dr Graeme Trousdale, The University of Edinburgh.
Project collaborators’ visit
Peter Trudgill, Jefrey Lijffijt and Sali Tagliamonte visited the project, providing valuable feedback on the database and planning research based on it as well as giving a guest lecture each.
LCD paper published
Our paper, Language Change Database: A new online resource, has been published in the ICAME Journal.
LCD poster on display at the HiSoN conference
LCD was introduced to members of the Historical Sociolinguistics Network at the HiSoN conference in Helsinki.
Annual report, 2014–2015
The first annual report of the Reassessing Language Change project has been published, with an overview of our activities over the past year and a half.
New year, upcoming publication
Happy New Year! We are happy to report that a description of the database will be published in the next issue of the ICAME Journal. We say goodbye to one of our research assistants, Emily Öhman, who is now a doctoral student. Thanks and congratulations, Emily! We welcome a new research assistant, Aatu Liimatta.