Areas of work

Research interests

  • Sociolinguistics & dialectology
  • Perceptual linguistics & attitudes research
  • Multilingualism & language policy
  • Citizen science & crowdsourcing
  • Computational sociolinguistics
  • Theory of culture & theory of science
  • Language philosophy & semiotics
  • Historical audio corpora of German

 Research projects

  • Since 2018Schnëssen – Är Sprooch fir d’Fuerschung | infolux.uni.lu/schnessen | App-based survey of regional variation and language attitudes in Luxembourg
  • Since 2017STRIPS – A Semantic Search Toolbox for the Retrieval of Similar Patterns in Luxembourgish Documents | Computerlinguistic exploration and analysis of a Luxembourgish text corpus
  • 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 Symbol. 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)
  • 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)

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