Johannes Schütz

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Institut für deutsche Sprache und Linguistik

Johannes Schütz is studying historical linguistics in the Master’s program at HU Berlin. His research interests focus on historical phonology, morphosyntax and verbal aspect. As a student assistant in the project B02, he supports the research staff by developing software that facilitates work with historical corpora.


B04 Emergence and transfer of register patterns: Situational-functional parameters of intraindividual variation in the writings of Martin Luther and Johannes Bretke
B02 Emergence and change of registers: The case of Lithuanian and Latvian


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Publications & Presentations


  • Goymann, Frank; Schütz, Johannes  (2023) Perfekt und Nebensätze im Altlettischen  In: Linguistica Lettica [ViVo]
    This article analyzes the emergence of functional variation of language in the early stages of the old Baltic languages as a part of the ongoing research of functional variation of the DFG-funded project CRC 1412 “Register”. It will be described how language usage varies according to the communicative goals and function of a text and shown that texts with two different functions can be found in the postils that were used in the Christianization process of the Baltic countries in the 16th and 17th century. Using the Lang=gewünschte Lettische Postil of Georg Mancelius, it will be shown that functionally motivated variation in the usage of the perfect and in the usage of forms of the preteritit active participle without an auxiliary in subordinate sentences can be found in the Old Latvian language.
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