Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 by Mark Dingemanse

Entries — May 2011

Recent additions

We’ve just made available a number of new entries: sharing among children across cultures, a task for cross-cultural research on prosociality; folk definitions of ideophones, a field method for collectionMore →

Folk Definitions of Ideophones

Ideophones are marked words that depict sensory imagery, for example English hippety-hoppety ‘in a limping and hobbling manner’ or Siwu mukumuku ‘mouth movements of a toothless person eating’. They typicallyMore →

Island Melanesia Project

The Island Melanesia project was initiated to collect data on the little-known Papuan languages of Island Melanesia, and to explore the origins of and relationships between these languages. The projectMore →