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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


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.

10/10/2019: My paper on the sociolinguistics of emotional language was just published by Corpus Pragmatics!

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.


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

(last updated 2019/12/21)