KollegiatInnen 4. Generation

Obere Reihe: Udo Baumann, Carmela Pietropaolo, Bella Diekmann

Untere Reihe: Pia Wiest, Sophia Wulfert


Udo Baumann

Determinants of progressive use in a synchronic and short-term diachronic perspective: the role of frequency and its interplay with other factors

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

Even though extensively studied, central issues concerning the use and development of the English progressive construction have not been answered satisfactorily to this day. By combining corpus and elicitation data, my dissertation seeks to identify the determinants of progressive use in ...

Bella Diekmann

An ECoG investigation of word frequency and predictability effects in spontaneous language processing

ErstbetreuerProf. Dr. Peter Auer
ZweitbetreuerProf. Dr. Tonio Ball

According to usage-based theory (Bybee 2001), the prior experience with language determines the ease of language processing, which is therefore influenced by the frequency of a word and its contextual predictability. The project at hand thus uses these two factors in order to operationalize the ...

Pia Hagen-Wiest

Word frequency and recency effects in spontaneous language processing: an intracranial EEG study

ErstbetreuerProf. Dr. Peter Auer
ZweitbetreuerProf. Dr. Tonio Ball

Word frequency and recency effects are important topics in linguistics. This applies especially to usage-based approaches, which proceed from the assumption that linguistic experience has an influence on language usage and processing. While there is a wide range of linguistic and psycholinguistic ...

Carmela Pietropaolo

The impact of morpho-syntactic constraints and frequency of use on the evolution of the subjunctive mood in Italian

ErstbetreuerProf. Dr. Rolf Kailuweit
ZweitbetreuerProf. Dr. Stefan Pfänder

The subjunctive mood in Italian can be said to have undergone a structural reorganization which affects both the functions and the grammar of its usage.
Mood variation, the alternation of different moods to convey similar meanings, is a defining feature of speech. The present project aims at ...

Sophia Wulfert

Frequency effects in the processing of German consonant clusters

ErstbetreuerProf. Dr. Peter Auer
ZweitbetreuerJunProf. Dr. Adriana Hanulikova

It is well known that frequency of use of certain linguistic units (phonemes, syllables, words,…) guides their processing. But despite long and extensive research, the different effects frequency might have on each level still have not been fully disentangled. Moreover, even apparent ...