Prof. Dr. Aria Adli

Universität zu Köln

Romanisches Seminar

Aria Adli specializes on grammatical variation. He tries to explain why certain grammatical forms (such as word order or pronouns) are preferred or used more frequently than others by speakers. He does so by taking into account language-internal as well as language-external factors. With regard to language-internal factors, he works on the syntax of a sentence in its speech context and on information structure. With regard to language-external factors, his research focuses on the role of social stratification, lifestyle according to Bourdieu, and register. His approach builds on language comparison (with emphasis on French, Spanish, Catalan, and Persian) and on cross-cultural analysis. His empirical methods include field work, corpus analysis, acceptability judgments, statistics, and computer simulations.

Projects

A06 Disentangling cross-linguistic and language-specific aspects of register variation

Contact

Universität zu Köln, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, D-50923 Köln

+49 (0)221 470 4448

aria.adli@uni-koeln.deWebsite https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2177-7375

Publications & Presentations