Dr Onnis and his PhD student Matthew Lou-Magnuson participated in a workshop on grammaticalisation held at NTU. They discussed their findings on how languages might emerge in a community of speakers. It was found that our computer simulations can be used to make useful predictions on multilingual maintenance in Singapore.
Who participated in this workshop:
- Hilary Chappell from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales, Paris/NTU, Singapore – Language Contact on the Borders of China: Three Case Studies. Click here for more information.
- Alexander R. Coupe from NTU, Singapore – Assessing the evidence for contact-induced grammaticalization in South Asia. Click here for more information.
- FrantiŠek Kratochvil from NTU, Singapore – Grammaticalization of Engagement marking in Abui Papuan). Click here for more information.
- Tania Kuteva from Heinrich-Heine University at Dusseldorf – Semantic elaborateness and grammaticalization. Click here for more information.
- Hideo Sawada from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies – Examining Grammaticalization in Lhaovo. Click here for more information.
- Matthew Lou-Magnuson from NTU, Singapore – Physical features of social networks and language typology. Click here for more information.
- Luca Onnis from NTU, Singapore – Language change in social structure. Click here for more information.