Viveka Velupillai


e-mail: Viveka(dot)Velupillai(at)anglistik(dot)uni(dash)giessen(dot)de
  • research interests

    Contact Linguistics:
    • Pidgin and creole languages; varieties of English around the world; language contact and grammaticalization.
    • Taking part in the APiCS project.

    Historical Linguistics:
    • Indo-European Comparative Linguistics; grammaticalization and language history; the history of the Germanic languages; the Germanic tense-aspect system as a consequence of language contact.
    • Am member of the ASJP consortium.

    Linguistic Typology & Language Universals:
    • Global patterns of tense and aspect; global patterns of language change; grammaticalization from a global perspective.
    • Took part in the WALS project.



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