One of the core responsibilities of the IZ-ZEUS is the expansion of linguistics research activities in an interdisciplinary context. One research focus is the comparative study of European languages, including the minority and minor languages, as well as creoles. To lend the IZ-ZEUS a truly European scope, it strives to include as many languages from the European continent as possible; in addition, contrastive studies with non-European languages are encouraged.
Current and planned areas of concentration include the following:
Please consult the list of completed and current research projects for further information. If you are interested specifically in a planned research project, please write to email@example.com or to individual participants, via their home-page addresses.