Abstract Sinnemäki
Kaius Sinnemäki: Linguistic adaptation: A new ERC project that combines sociolinguistic and linguistic typological data

In my talk I will give an overview of the research design, the types of data collected, and the main outcomes of my upcoming ERC Starting Grant project "Linguistic Adaptation" (2019-2023).

The project researches linguistic adaptation – that is, how language structures may systematically adapt to sociolinguistic environment – by developing a synthesis of typological and sociolinguistic approaches to language variation. I will also highlight the digital aspects of my project. The abstract of the project is available at: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/hals/research/linguistic-adaptation