My name is Martin Schweinberger and I am a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia as well as a part-time Associate Professor in the AcqVA-Aurora Center at the Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø. At UQ, I am co-directing the Language Technology and Data Analysis Laboratory (LADAL) together with Michael Haugh.
In addition, I am currently board member of The International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME) and steering committee member and Chief Investigator of the Australian Text Analytics Platform (ATAP) as well as advisory committee member of the Language Data Commons of Australia (LDaCA) – both ARCD funded projects aimed at establishing language data infrastructures and text analytics upskilling resources in Australia. I would consider myself a quantitative corpus linguist specialized in quantitative, computational analyses of text and speech data.
Regarding my background, I have a PhD in English linguistics and I studied at the National University of Ireland, Galway, as well as Universität Kassel where I graduated in 2008 with an MA in English Philology, Philosophy, and Psychology. After my MA, I remained in Kassel for a short while but soon moved to Hamburg where I worked on and later received my PhD.
Mechanisms of language variation and change
Determinants of language use and linguistic variability
Discourse markers and particles / adjective intensification
L1, L2, and Ln acquisition
Computational modelling and visualization of linguistic data
Computational Humanities (Digital Humanities)
Language Data Science and reproducibility
Best Practices in text analytics and data management
19/1/2023: I am giving a workshop on conditional inference trees at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (workshop materials).
13/1/2023: I am invited to give a talk entitled Reproducibility in corpus-based computational analyses of learner speech at the Institute of English Studies at the University of Hamburg (slides).
25/10/2022: I have the honour of giving a talk about transparency and reproducibility in Corpus Linguistics for the Sydney Corpus Lab led by Monika Bednarek at the University of Sydney. Here is a link to the slides.
1/9/2022: I co-organized the workshop Computational Thinking in the Humanities. The workshop focused on the history and future as well as the challenges and the potential of computational approaches in the humanities and social sciences with several showcases on what computation have to offer and can achieve in HASS research.
17/6/2022: I gave a workshop on working with tabulated data and tree-based methods with R at the AcqVA Aurora Center at the Artic University of Norway in Tromso.
9/6/2022: I presented a paper on general extenders in Irish English at NPIE7 in Cork.
2/2/2022: I will give a workshop on power analysis at the AcqVA Aurora Center at the Artic University of Norway in Tromso.
25/1/2022: I will give a workshop on data visualization with R at the AcqVA Aurora Center at the Artic University of Norway in Tromso.
18-21/8/2021: I gave a plenary at ICAME 42!
18-21/8/2021: Gerold Schneider (UZH), Joe Flanaghan (U Helsinki) and I have offered a workshop on Exploring Powerful Tools to Ensure Robust and Reproducible Results in Corpus Linguistics at ICAME 42!
2/6/2021: Joe Flanagan and I offered a workshop on Replication and Reproducibility in English Corpus Linguistics at the 6th meeting of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE 6).
1/6/2021: I have accepted an appointment as full-time permanent Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at The University of Queensland, Australia. In addition, I will keep a part-time appointment as Associate Professor at the AcqVA Aurora Center at the Artic University of Norway in Tromso.
27/5/2021: I gave a workshop on processing and analyzing eye-tracking data at the AcqVA Aurora Center at the Artic University of Norway in Tromso. You can check out the materials here.
22+29/4/2021: I gave a workshp on mixed-effects modeling using R at the AcqVA Aurora Center at the Artic University of Norway in Tromso. You can check out the materials here.
6/12/2020: I have accepted an appointment as full-time Associate Professor/Lab Director at the AcqVA Aurora Center at the Artic University of Norway in Tromso. In addition, I will keep a 20 percent appointment at UQ to continue devoping the LADAL.
25/11/2020: Here are the slides for my talk at the Collaboration between Datascience and Humanities – guidelines workshop at the University of Eastern Finland which summarizes our experiences in establishing LADAL.
24/11/2020: I have uploaded a video talk of the COVID-19 Twitter study to the Australian Linguistics Society meeting 2020 (ALS 2020). The talk presents some of our finding from a collaborative project involving Michael Haugh (UQ), Sam Hames (QUT), and myself. Here are the slides for that talk.
27/9/2020: I have uploaded my talk for JAECS2020 (the 46th meeting of the Japan Association for English Corpus Studies; organized by Laurence Anthony et al.) on changes in the amplifier systems of Hong Kong, Indian, and Philippine English. Here are the slides and the video.
25/9/2020: Great news in my inbox: I was invited by Mikko Laitinen from the University of Eastern Finland to give a guest lecture on our experiences in establishing LADAL in the context of an event about developing support infrastructures for computational social sciences and humanities research.
I would like to thank Susanne Flach for her help in setting up this website.
(last updated 2021/5/3)