PD Dr. Lars Erik Zeige

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Institut für deutsche Sprache und Linguistik

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.


Z Central Tasks of the Collaborative Research Centre
B04 Emergence and transfer of register patterns: Situational-functional parameters of intraindividual variation in the writings of Martin Luther and Johannes Bretke


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

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