Centre for Kartvelian and Caucasian Studies
The Centre for Kartvelian and Caucasian Studies was a research group that brought together specialists in language studies who were interested in Kartvelian and other Caucasian languages. This group was a satellite of the interdisciplinary research network Language at Leeds (L@L) which offers a dynamic environment for research and research-led teaching. The satellite is no longer active.
Their research focused on the Kartvelian languages - Georgian, Laz, Megrelian and Svan. In particular, they examined the application of corpus methods to the morphology and lexicographical analyses of Kartvelian languages.
The research team was comprised of academic staff from the University of Leeds. The Centre had established a wide network outside of the University of Leeds, including other Caucasian language specialists.
In 2018, this satellite organised a workshop on Computational Approaches to Morphologically Rich Languages. A peer-reviewed selection of articles appeared in the L@L working papers. Other important outputs include Sophiko Daraselia's publication of two new corpus-based dictionaries: a Georgian-Abkhazian-English Frequency Dictionary and Georgian-Ossetian-English Frequency Dictionary. The work was carried out in collaboration with the State Language Department of Georgia.