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Dr Martin Schweinberger

Dr Martin Schweinberger


My name is Martin Schweinberger, I live in Brisbane, I am a language data scientist with a PhD in English linguistics, and I work as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Language Technology at the University of Queensland, Australia where I have been establishing the Language Technology and Data Analysis Laboratory (LADAL). 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 my PhD. During my time in Hamburg, I specialized in corpus linguistics and quantitative, computational analyses of language data.


Mechanisms of language variation and change
Determinants of language use and linguistic variability
Discourse markers and particles / Adjective intensi cation / L1 and L2 acquisition
Computational modeling and visualization of linguistic data
Digital Humanities, Data Science, Best Practices in text analytics and data management

Martin Schweinberger


9/10/2020: I will present a short, 5-minute pitch of our COVID-19 Twitter project at the Forum on Englishes in Australia (organized by James Walker of LaTrobe). Here are the slides of that pitch-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.

10/9/2020: Sam Hames and I present some preliminary findings of our project on the Australian Twitter-discourse around COVID19 at the Data Science MeetUp. Here are the slides for that talk.

8/9/2020: Peter Crosthwaite’s, Neomy Storch’s, and my paper on the impact of written corrective feedback on corpus-assisted L2 error resolution was just published by Journal of Second Language Writing.

1/9/2020: Woohoo! I am the new Queensland state chair of the Australian Computation and Linguistics Olympiad (OzCLO) – check out this awesome outreach program that aims to capture the interest of Australian pupils for (computational) linguistics! Thanks to Erich Round for making this possible and also many thanks to Elisabeth Mayer and Bec Molina for their support!

3/7/2020: WOW: I am so happy and feel so honored: I was asked to give a keynote at ICAME42 – crossing boundaries through corpora (August 18-21, 2021 | TU Dortmund University).

3/7/2020: My paper on the L2-acquisition of adjective amplification was just published by Australian Review of Applied Linguistics.

19-21/2/2020: I attended the New Perspectives on Irish English conference in Vienna and presented a paper on amplifier use among Irish emigrants in the 18 and 19th century. Here are the slides for that talk.

10-11/12/2019: I attended the re:produce workshop in Brisbane’s Custom’s House – amazing event which brought people interested in Open Science tgether and introduced innovations and currently discussed topics in Open Research.

2-6/12/2019: I offered 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.

21/10/2019: I took part in a panel discussion at the Open Data Forum and give a talk about The Replication Crisis and HASS. How Best Practices can Assist in Producing Reliable Research.


You can also find me on ResearchGate, LinkedIn, Github, GitLab, or follow me on Twitter (@ronautic).


I would like to thank Susanne Flach for her help in setting up this website.

(last updated 2020/9/11)