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Dr Martin Schweinberger

Dr Martin Schweinberger


ABOUT
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.

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

NEWS
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.

2/11/2018: Attendence of Forum on Englishes in Australia at LaTrobe University, Melbourne.

31/10-1/11/2018: Attendence of HASS Digital Champions workshop at the Digital Studio at the University of Melbourne.

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.

30/08/2018: End of my course on the history of English language in culture at Universität Kassel.

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

30/05/-03/06/2018: Presentation of my paper on the historical development of the English amplifier system in American English at ICAME 39 in Tampere, Finland.

25-27/04/2018: Presentation of my paper on emotive use in Irish English at NPIE 5 (New Perspectives on Irish English) in Potsdam, Germany.

16/04/2018: Start of my course „History of English language in culture“ at Universität Kassel.

01/03/2018: Start of my new position as project leader/principal investigator (PL/PI) of the VowelChartProject as an associate member of the Language Technology Group at the Fachbereich Informatik at Universität Hamburg and also revitalized my position as research assistant at Universität Kassel.

(last updated 2018/11/21)