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Dr Martin Schweinberger

Dr Martin Schweinberger

My name is Martin Schweinberger, I live in Brisbane, Australia, I am trained in English linguistics, and I work as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Language Technologies at the University of Queensland, Australia. I studied at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and 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 a PhD in English linguistics. During my time in Hamburg, I specialized in corpus linguistics and quantitative, computational analyses of language data.

Socio- and psycholinguitics
Language variation and change
Corpus linguistics (computational and quantitative analyses)
First and second language acquisition
Discourse markers and particles
Adjective intensification


2-6/12/2019: I will offer a hands-on workshop on Advanced statistics for linguists: tree-based and mixed-effects models in R at the 2019 CoEDL summer school at the University of Melbourne.

1-5/6/2019: Presentation of my paper on frequency effects and how they relate to cognitive mechanisms that underlie processes of language change at ICAME 40 at the Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

10-12/12/2018: Presentation of my paper on ongoing changes in the Australian English amplifier system at the 2018 ALS Conference at the University of South Australia in Adelaide.

26-30/11/2018: Attendence of Center of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (CoEDL) Summer School at the Australian National University, Canberra.

02/10/2018: Start of my new position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow for Language Technology in the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Queensland, Australia.

17-20/07/2018: Presentation of my paper on the acquisition of intensifiers at ISLE 5 in London.

(last updated 2019/05/30)