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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang U. Dressler

Prof. Wolfgang U. Dressler

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang U. Dressler, the research group leader, is professor emeritus of the Department of Linguistics of the University of Vienna, former head of the Department of Linguistics of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and deputy head of the Institute for Corpus Linguistics and Text Technology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. His main current research interests are theory of inflection and word formation (incl. morphopragmatics, morphonology and morphonotactics), language acquisition, and corpus linguistics. He is the leader of the following projects: Crosslinguistic Project on Pre- and Protomorphology, INPUT, CLAD (Austrian part), NetWords (Austrian part). 

 

Prof. Dr. Soonja Choi

Prof. Dr. Soonja Choi is professor emerita of linguistics at San Diego State University (USA) and taught Psycholinguistics and Child Language Acquisition at SDSU from 1987 to 2012. Since 2011, she has joined our ‘Comparative’ Psycholinguistics Research Group at University of Vienna as research professor. Her research interests include developmental changes in the relationship between language and perception/cognition from infancy to adulthood with special foci on motion events, spatial relations and modality/evidentiality. She also examines caregiver input to children to understand the relationship between language-specific input and early semantic development. Her methodology includes both collecting naturalistic speech data and conducting controlled experiments. Her current project compares German and Korean speakers in the semantic domains of Space and Evidentiality. The project is supported by the Vienna Science and Technology Foundation (WWTF). 

 

Mag. Dr. Katharina Korecky-Kröll

Mag. Dr. Katharina Korecky-Kröll

Mag. Dr. Katharina Korecky-Kröll studied Linguistics and French and participated in various research projects at the Austrian Academy of Sciences from 1999 to 2012 before starting her current position as a university assistant (post-doc) at the Department of Linguistics of the University of Vienna in April 2012. Her main research interests are first and second language acquisition of Austrian German in comparison to other languages, acquisition of morphology and morphosyntax focusing on nouns and adjectives, and morphological and morphonotactic processing. She is working on the following projects: Crosslinguistic Project on Pre- and Protomorphology, INPUT, CLAD, NetWordS.

Alexandra Kroiss, BA MA

Alexandra Kroiss studied Applied Linguistics at the University of Vienna and graduated in May 2016 with her thesis "Aufgriff kindlicher Äußerungen durch Kindergartenpädagoginnen - Umgang mit Fehlern, Formen der Korrektur und Feedback". During her studies she worked as a free collaborator in the INPUT project and as a student assissant in the BE-SyMPHONic project at the Acoustic Research Insitute in Vienna. Since June 2016, she is part of the Comparative Psycholinguistics Research Group and the PhD student of the projcet "How language shapes perception and cognition", where she will work on a dissertation that involves language and cognition comparing Koreans and Austrians. Her research interests include language and cognition, first and second language acquisition, cross-linguistic comparison, phonetics, and Austrian dialects.

 

Mag. Dr. Verena Blaschitz

Mag. Dr. Katharina Korecky-Kröll

Mag. Dr. Verena Blaschitz is postdoc university assistent at the Department of Linguistics of the University of Vienna. She studied Applied Linguistics at the University of Vienna and finished her PhD in Linguistics in 2012 (" Narrative Qualifizierung. Dimensionen ihrer Erfassung bei Kindern mit Deutsch als Zweitsprache"). After working for the European Academy Bolzano (2012-2014) she started to work as a freelancer in the INPUT-Project in 2016. She is currently conducting her post doc-project on the narrative acquisition of monolingual and bilingual children with different socioeconomic/education backgrounds. The main focus of her research is first and second lanugage acquisition, german as a second languate, Narratives. 


Lisa Buchegger, BA MA

Lisa Buchegger, BA MA studied German philology, where she first came into contact with linguistic topics. She then decided to get her Master's degree in Applied Linguisics at the Department of Linguistics in Vienna. During her studies she spent a semester in Paris. Her majos interests are first and second language acquisition and language learning and teaching. She also started to study German as a second and foreign language to get a little bit more insight in the current work field and collect practical experience. In January 2017 she started working in her current position as a reseach assistent in the linguistics department of Vienna University. She is currently working on her Phd which will explore questions in CDS and CS and if there is a connection between the socioeconomic status and the use and acquisition of questions.

Marina Camber, Bakk MA

Marina Camber, Bakk. MA studied Translation studies for Italian and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and German as a Foreign and Second Language. During her study she taught as a German teacher in Santiago de Chile and spent one semester studying in Zagreb, Croatia. Within her Master's thesis she adapted a language test for Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian speaking children and discovered her research interest in first and second language acquisition. Since January 2017 she is part of the scientific staff of the INPUT-Project and writes her dissertation on "Influence of Input and SES of parents on the simultaneous first language acquisition of Croatian-German speaking children, aged 3-5".

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