KollegiatInnen 1. Generation

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Philipp Dankel, Malte Rosemeyer, Péter Rácz, Christoph Wolk, Karin Madlener, Luminita Trasca, Michael Schäfer, Ulrike Schneider, David Lorenz, Nikolay Hakimov, Florent Perek & Daniel Müller

Philipp Dankel

Which experience counts? (publiziert)

Categories and/or frequencies in Spanish-Quechua language contact

ErstbetreuerProf. Dr. Stefan Pfänder
ZweitbetreuerProf. Dr. Daniel Jacob
DrittbetreuerProf. Dr. Dr. h. c. Christian Mair

Recent studies in the usage based paradigm (e.g. Bybee 2006, 2010, Gries/Divjak 2012) show, that the frequency of a linguistic phenomenon in production and perception is a mayor factor for the entrenchment of linguistic structures as mental representations. Nevertheless, the question on what role ...

Nikolay Hakimov

A Usage-based Approach to Russian-German Code-mixing

ErstbetreuerProf. Dr. Peter Auer
ZweitbetreuerProf. Dr. Juliane Besters-Dilger

My dissertation draws on a corpus of bilingual speech which I recorded amongst Russian-speaking communities in Germany. In code-mixing, stems from language A with affixes from language B alternate with fully-fledged constituents of language A used in the morphosyntactic context ...

David Lorenz

Contractions of English semi-modals: the emancipating effect of frequency

ErstbetreuerProf. Dr. Dr. h. c. Christian Mair
ZweitbetreuerProf. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernd Kortmann

The project aims at modelling the factor "frequency" in language change if the change is seen as a change in the cognitive representation of a linguistic form.
The current restructuring of the English modal system has long been noted as an ongoing language change process. Previous work ...

Karin Madlener

Frequency Effects in Instructed Second Language Acquisition

Why input flooding is not the whole story

ErstbetreuerProf. Dr. Heike Behrens
ZweitbetreuerProf. Dr. Gerhard Strube
DrittbetreuerProf. Dr. Lars Konieczny

Prior research in the domain of input enhancement has shown that exposing second language learners not only to natural input, but also to pedagogically enriched input (e.g., in so-called input floods) is often not enough to trigger incidental learning. The PhD thesis proposes that learners’ ...

Daniel Müller-Feldmeth

Modeling frequency effects in local syntactic coherence processing

ErstbetreuerProf. Dr. Lars Konieczny
ZweitbetreuerProf. Dr. Heike Behrens

How does the frequency of word-strings influence sentence processing and interpretation? In the sentence "Der Polizist, dem die Kollegin überrascht den Jungen zeigte, war außer sich vor Freude." ( The policeman, that_DAT the colleague_NOM surprisedly/surprised the boy_AKK showed, was very happy / ...

Péter Rácz

Salience in Sociolinguistics

ErstbetreuerProf. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernd Kortmann HH
ZweitbetreuerProf. Dr. Dr. h. c. Christian Mair
DrittbetreuerDr. Christian Langstrof

The central thesis of my dissertation is that the distinction between non-salient and salient dialectal features lies in their negative frequency. To put it simply, the less probable a speech string containing a feature is, the more conspicuous it becomes. An example could be definite article ...

Malte Rosemeyer

Auxiliary selection in Spanish

Gradience, gradualness, and conservation

ErstbetreuerProf. Dr. Rolf Kailuweit
ZweitbetreuerProf. Dr. Daniel Jacob

This PhD thesis describes the change in the system of auxiliary selection in Spanish. Until the end of the 17th century haber ('have') + participle replaced ser ('be') + participle in intransitive past contexts. In a first step I demonstrate that the two constructions do not have the same function ...

Michael Schäfer

Phonetic reduction of adverbs in Icelandic

On the role of frequency and other factors

ErstbetreuerProf. Dr. Peter Auer
ZweitbetreuerProf. Dr. Lars Konieczny
DrittbetreuerProf. Dr. Kristján Árnason (Univ. Islands)

This book represents a contribution to the study of phonetic reduction. It presents the first quantitative investigation of acoustic-phonetic reduction in Icelandic and deals with the reduction patterns of a class of Icelandic adverbs ending in the suffix ?lega. Three questions are asked: Which ...

Ulrike Schneider

Frequency, Hesitations and Chunks

What does the placement of hesitations tell us about the nature of chunks?

ErstbetreuerProf. Dr. Benedikt Szmrecsanyi HH
ZweitbetreuerProf. Dr. Peter Auer

As we speak, we mostly don't generate novel sentences from scratch. Instead, we often refer back to already holistically stored sequences. However, what constitutes such sequences is highly debated. An investigation into the occurrence of hesitations can offer some insight into the way language is ...

Luminita Trasca

Information densification in contemporary Romanian written styles: a corpus-based study of transfer, frequency and change

ErstbetreuerProf. Dr. Dr. h. c. Christian Mair
ZweitbetreuerProf. Dr. Stefan Pfänder

My study proposes an empirical corpus-based analysis of noun+noun constructions in contemporary written Romanian, born out of a mixture of socio-cultural phenomena during the past decades and having tremendous implications on the understanding of language change and cultural kinship. This study is ...