Nina Haslinger

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I am involved with the TerraLing project, an online platform for searchable linguistic databases that encode information about binary properties of languages, and/or “forms”/“constructions”/“strategies” within a language.

TerraLing was designed to make it easy to compile cross-linguistic datasets based on the expertise of native-speaker linguists. The platform allows the administrator of a dataset to assign specific users the role of “language experts”, who can then add new property values and examples for their languages at any time. This makes the platform highly suitable for cross-linguistic research on topics that require fine-grained native-speaker judgments and are not or rarely covered in grammars.

For more information on how TerraLing datasets are structured and what distinguishes them from more traditional typological databases, see this page.

If you would like to get involved by making your data available on TerraLing, starting a new project on TerraLing or becoming a language expert for existing projects, email me for an invite to the TerraLing Discord server. We also have bimonthly online user meetings which involve squib presentations and discussion of potential property definitions. You can email me if you would like to receive email announcements for these meetings.

In addition to being a member of the linguistic advisory board of the TerraLing project, I have contributed to the project by co-authoring definitions for the Conjunction and Disjunction and Quantification and Plurality datasets and as a “language expert” on German for the SSWL (Syntactic Structures of the World's Languages) dataset.


I have reviewed papers for Natural Language Semantics, Journal of Semantics and Natural Language & Linguistic Theory and for edited volumes in the Open Slavic Linguistics series (Language Science Press).

I have sporadically reviewed conference abstracts for Sinn und Bedeutung and SinFonIJA.