Researchers

Prof. Dr. 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 Commission for Linguistics of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and former 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, corpus linguistics and poetic language. He is the leader of the Crosslinguistic Project on Pre- and Protomorphology in Language Acquisition and the INPUT project, member of 7 Academies of Sciences.

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.

Dr. Marina Camber, Bakk MA

Dr. Marina Camber, Bakk. MA studied Translation studies for Italian and Bosnian / Croatian / Serbian and German as a Foreign and Second Language. During her studies 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 wrote her dissertation on the "Simultaneous acquisition of Austrian German and Croatian at home and in preschool". Camber teaches at the University of Teacher Education Lower Austria.

Mag. Kumru Uzunkaya-Sharma

Mag. Kumru Uzunkaya-Sharma obtained her master in Philosophy and Turkology in 2004 and worked at local and international women’ s organisations cooperating with Turkey up to 2006. She is a certified examiner for Turkish and German as a foreign language, teaching Turkish as a foreign language since 1998 and German since 2004. In 2011 she obtained also the pedagogic qualification for running a private „children’s group“ as she is interested in working with children learning in multilingual settings. At the moment her focus is on language acquisition of children with multilingual parents. She is part of the scientific staff of the INPUT project and writes her dissertation on "Parental L1 input to children in Viennese Turkish-speaking families in relation to their socio-economic background".

Laura Fischer, BA MA

Laura Fischer, BA MA is a PhD student of linguistics at the University of Vienna. She finished the master's programme General Linguistics at the University of Vienna in July 2019 and was granted a DOC fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences for her PhD project the following year. Her dissertation investigates the impact of siblings and peers on language acquisition and is titled: "The impact of siblings vs. peers on the German language acquisition of Viennese bilingual children". Fischer's interest in the field of sibling research started growing while working as a transcriber for the INPUT project. In November 2020 she started working on her PhD project and joined the research group with a position at the Department of Linguistics.