PD Dr. Lars Erik Zeige

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

Department of German and General Linguistics

B04 Register emergence and register change in Germanic

My field of research is variation and change of German, both from an empirical and a theoretical pespective. I focus on Old High German which is one of the source languages of our CRC project B04 ‘Register emergence and register change in Germanic’, along with Old Swedish. Lately, I experimented with variation-based grammar writing and grammar visualisation for Historical Linguistics, using the early Old High German prepositional phrase as a case study. My research is based on data from the Old German Reference Corpus, a resource about which I deeply care. I have a keen interest in theories of language change, a research area to which I posed the idea of language as a structure of social systems.

Projects

B04 Register emergence and register change in Germanic

Contact

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Dorotheenstraße 24, 10117 Berlin

+49 (0)30 2093 - 9677

lars.zeige@hu-berlin.deWebsite https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6886-0344