Leaders : Isabelle Léglise, Stefano Manfredi

This project aims at developing a fine-grained analysis of the contact dynamics involving closely related languages. Based on heterogeneous (i.e. multistylistic and multidialectal) corpora, it has for ambition to typologize different kinds of variation at play in contact settings so as to revise the notion of “language boundaries” and to refine the analysis of the social implications of language contact.