Gerd CarlingResearcher


I have various research interests. My background is in Sanskrit and Comparative Indo-European linguistics but my current focus is on General linguistics. I have been working mainly on Tocharian, an extinct Indo-European language of Chinese Central Asia, with the disciplines lexicography, text edition, case structure and reconstruction of pre-historic language contact. Another research interest, related to Sanskrit, is Romani. I have written a book on language contact between Swedish and Romani and I have also, in collaboration with two native speakers, compiled two research monographs on the language Scandoromani.
Within the program CCS I have worked on emergence and decay of iconicity, in particular in Indo-European.
I am currently PI within two research Projects:
-LUNDIC: Lund Digital Information System of Contextualized Typology (Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation), in which we create a geographical database, containing lexical and typological data from 400 languages of the areas Amazon, Eurasia, and the Pacific. The aim of the database is to quantify and analyze languages Contact and divergence in pre-history.
-CeDICT: A Comprehensive e-Dictionary of Tocharian (VR). The aim of this Project is to create an electronic dictionary of Tochrian.

Recent research outputs

Cathcart, C., Gerd Carling, Larsson, F., Johansson, N. & Round, E. 2018 In : Diachronica. 35, 1, p. 1-34

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