Assoziierte KollegiatInnen 2. Generation

Victor Fernandez-Mallat

El español de los inmigrantes de los Andes bolivianos en el Norte Grande de Chile

Convergencias y divergencias dialectales en el marco de una situación de contacto

ErstbetreuerJuan Carlos Godenzzi

Within the framework of the communication accommodation theory, the present study evaluates the extent to which Spanish-speaking migrants from the Bolivian Andes to San Pedro de Atacama (Chile) accommodate their speech to Chilean Spanish, using a comparative sociolinguistics methodology. Four ...

Claudia Winkle

World Englishes, do they structure sentences differently?

Information packaging in spoken varieties of English

ErstbetreuerProf. Dr. Dr. h. c. Christian Mair

In my study, I analyze different strategies that are used to transform the canonical word order of English for specific discourse effects, for example, for putting emphasis on certain elements in a clause. The syntactic strategies investigated involve different types of cleft constructions ("it was ...

Martina Zier

Constraints on Conversion in English. A Corpus-Linguistic Approach

ErstbetreuerProf. Dr. Martin Hilpert

Why can speakers of English 'water a plant' but not *'guitar a song'? The main purpose of my PhD project is to determine how conversion as a word-formation process is constrained by various factors.
Since the coinage of the term conversion (Sweet 1891), the phenomenon that it describes has ...