Gerd Carling



My background is in Comparative Indo-European linguistics with a focus on syntax and typology. I have been working mainly on Tocharian, an extinct Indo-European language of Chinese Central Asia, various dialects of Romani chib, as well as the Tupí-guaraní language Kamaiurá. My current research includes historical and evolutionary linguistics, dead and moribund languages, language and culture, and language documentation. I am research leader for a team that aims to compile big data sets for tracking prehistoric language contact and cultural impact, by means of phylogenetic, phylogeographic and comparative methods, in the language areas of Europe and the Amazon.

Recent research outputs

Gerd Carling, 2021, Loanwords and Substrata: Proceedings of the Colloquium held in Limoges (5th - 7th Jun, 2018). Garnier, R. (ed.). Innsbruck: Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Sprachwissenschaft, p. 121-149 (Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Sprachwissenschaft; vol. 164).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Gerd Carling & Chundra Cathcart, 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Language.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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