About Maps & Grammar

Maps and Grammar is a research project examining the relation between linguistic properties of languages and their distribution in regional variants and dialects. The project runs from 2013 to 2017. The main part of the project work takes part at the Meertens Institute in Amsterdam.



Edoardo Cavirani (postdoc: grammaticometrics)
Lotte Hendriks (PhD student: inclusion regions)
Nina Ouddeken (PhD student: transition zones)
Erik Tjong Kim Sang (postdoc: computing regions)

Roberta d’ Alessandro (University of Leiden)
Sjef Barbiers (University of Leiden)
Hans Bennis
John Nerbonne (University of Groningen)
Marc van Oostendorp (project leader)
Gertjan Postma

Project information

Project proposal Maps and Grammar PDF
Maps and Grammar at NWO
Project blog


prof.dr. Marc van Oostendorp
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185
1012 DK Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 4628 528
Email: marc.van.oostendorp(at)meertens.knaw.nl

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