Doctoral Students (4th generation)



Obere Reihe: Udo Rohe, Carmela Pietropaolo, Bella Diekmann

Untere Reihe: Pia Wiest, Sophia Wulfert




Miriam Burk

Psycholinguistic reality of constructions

1. SupervisorProf. Dr. Lars Konieczny
2. SupervisorProf. Dr. Martin Hilpert

Constructionist approaches always try to be as cognitive as possible. But on which stage are constructions stored in our brain and can they be proved to be real in a psycholinguistic way? The main difference of constructionist approaches to other linguistic models is the independence of their ...

Bella Diekmann

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

1. SupervisorProf. Dr. Peter Auer
2. SupervisorProf. 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 ...

Maximilian Feichtner

Political Discourses on Environment. Multimodal Corpus-Based Approaches

1. SupervisorProf. Dr. Stefan Pfänder
2. SupervisorProf. Dr. Daniel Jacob

Herr Feitchner ist jetzt in dem Rachel Carson Center (Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München) tätig.

Pia Hagen-Wiest

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

1. SupervisorProf. Dr. Peter Auer
2. SupervisorProf. 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

1. SupervisorProf. Dr. Rolf Kailuweit
2. SupervisorProf. 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 ...

Udo Rohe

The progressive in present-day spoken English - A case of constructional change?

1. SupervisorProf. Dr. Dr. h. c. Christian Mair

My study seeks to address the following aspects regarding the use and recent development of the progressive construction in spoken British English:

First, is the progressive's frequency increase still under way, or has it finally reached a saturation point? It is hypothesized that a ...

Sophia Wulfert

Frequency effects in the processing of German consonant clusters

1. SupervisorProf. Dr. Peter Auer
2. SupervisorJunProf. 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 ...