What the project is about
DiLCo (Digital language variation in context) is a 3-year international research networking project initiated in early 2021 by Jannis Androutsopoulos and Heike Zinsmeister at the University of Hamburg. Its aim is to provide a platform for the development of new, interdisciplinary ideas in the field of digital language and communication research, and for early-career capacity building.
The network brings together senior and junior researchers from universities in Europe and USA with expertise in quantitative (computational) and qualitative (interactional, pragmatic, ethnographic) approaches to digital language and linguistics. Its core group includes top-level international researchers at senior and mid-career stage who integrate doctoral candidates and/or early-career researchers from their institutions into the network. The languages covered include German, (American) English, Dutch, Luxemburgish, Chinese, and Greek.
The network builds on a strategic partnership collaboration between Universität Hamburg and Indiana University, and is funded by the German 'excellence initiative' for the promotion of university research.
These web pages offer information about our members, research themes, activities, and publications.