Fellowship focus: Investigating a system to help understand and  classify ‘inflectional morphology’ (the way words are formed in certain grammatical categories). 

Inflectional morphology (such as how we would expect the past tense to be indicated with the addition of ‘ed’ at the end of a verb) is hugely complex, and mapping out how it varies requires advanced techniques to measure both within and across languages. Dr Carroll and Dr Beniamine aim to develop the world’s first detailed typology for this variation, which will include a large-scale classification of languages and samples from the lexicons of a range of languages representing the world’s inflectional diversity. 

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