Multilingual language learning and cognitive linguistics

Headed by Prof. Raphael Berthele this research group investigates topics in the following fields:

  • Transfer in multilingual language learning
  • Bilingualism, multilingualism and literacy
  • Receptive Multilingualism, intercomprehension
  • Variationist typology of languages and dialects in contact
  • Spatial reference in language

Most of its research draws on quantitative methods and on usage-based conceptions of language.