Evolution of Semantic Systems -

The Study

We aim to collect data from 20 participants in each of 50 languages from the Indo-European language family. The project is estimated to run for approximately three years, in a data collection phase of one to two years from January 2011.

For each language, we collect naming data for stimuli across our domains of attributes, parts, objects, and relations using a standardised protocol (Majid, Jordan and Dunn 2011).

ATTRIBUTES: COLOUR PARTS: BODY PARTS
colour chips body parts
"What colour is this?" "Where is the dot?"
OBJECTS: CONTAINERS RELATIONS: SPATIAL
containers spatial relations
"What is this called?" "Where is the orange object?"
Last checked 2012-05-17 by Michael Dunn
Principal Investigators

Asifa Majid
Fiona Jordan
Michael Dunn

EoSS office

Tuong-Van Vu
Wendy van Ginkel
Research Assistants
Phone +31 24 352 1183
Fax +31 24 352 1300
E-mail: eoss@mpi.nl

Street address

Wundtlaan 1
6525 XD Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Mailing address

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The Netherlands