Change is Key!
This program has two main aims, firstly to develop corpus-based methods for detecting semantic change (over time) and variation (across social groups and media). This will create general tools for the study and detection of language change at large-scale and directly benefit historical linguistics and lexicography. Secondly, we will collaborate with researchers from social sciences, gender studies, and literature to answer their research questions. We will develop tools, evaluation data, and research methodology for their specific needs.