Areas of work

Research interests

  • Sociolinguistics & Dialectology
  • Perceptual Linguistics & Attitudes research
  • Multilingualism & Language contact
  • Citizen Science & Digital Humanities
  • Theory of Culture & Theory of Science
  • Language philosophy & Semiotics
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Historical audio corpora of German

 Research projects

  • Since 2017 | Jugendsprooch zu Lëtzebuerg | Info page
  • Since 2015 | Lingscape – Citizen Science meets Linguistic Landscaping lingscape.uni.lu | App-based survey of visible multilingualism and written Luxembourgish in public space
  • Since 2013 | REACT  | Pragmatic-constructivist theoretical framework for attitudes, exploration of new quantitative methods in empirical studies
  • Since 2012 | Praxis und Struktur. Eine Philosophie der Selbstbehauptung | Theoretical framework for the analysis of language in cultural practice
  • Since 2012 | Das Lautdenkmal reichsdeutscher Mundarten zur Zeit Adolf Hitlers. Rekonstruktion, Edition, Analyse. lautdenkmal.de | Reconstruction, edition, and analysis of a historical German audio corpus, the so called “Sound Monument of German Dialects”

Finished Projects

  • 2008–2014 | regionalsprache.de (REDE). Eine interaktive Forschungsplattform zu den Regionalsprachen des Deutschen. regionalsprache.de | (A linguistic GIS for the German regional languages)
  • 2013 | Determinanten linguistischer Salienz: Theoretische Konzepte, methodische Probleme, empirische Evidenzen | (Salience in Linguistics: Theories, methods, empirical evidence)
  • 2004–2010 | Regionalsprache und Hörerurteil. Grundzüge einer perzeptiven Variationslinguistik | (Dissertation project)
  • 2004–2009 | Digitaler Wenker-Atlas (DiWA)diwa.info | (Digital version of Georg Wenker’s language atlas survey)

Conference/Workshop Organization

  • 2017 | Conference „Linguistic Landscapes 9 – Movement and Immobilities“ at the University of Luxembourg, Esch-Belval, 29.–31.03.2017, together with Kasper Juffermans
  • 2015 | Conference „Räume, Grenzen, Übergänge“ of the International Society for Dialectology of German e.V. at the University of Luxembourg, Esch/Belval, 10.–12.09.2015, together with Peter Gilles and Caroline Döhmer
  • 2013 | Workshop „Determinanten linguistischer Salienz: Theoretische Konzepte, methodische Probleme, empirische Evidenzen“ at the University of Vienna, 15.–16.11.2013, together with Andrea Kleene (Bremen)
  • 2013 | Conference “5. Tagung des Forums Sprachvariation” in Marburg, 10.–11.10.2013, together with Hanna Fischer (Marburg) and Robert Langhanke (Flensburg)
  • 2010 | Conference “3. Tagung des Forums Sprachvariation” in Erlangen, 14.–15.10.2010, together with Sebastian Kürschner (Erlangen) and Cornelia Lorenz (Paderborn)