skip to content

Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre
 
Areas of Interest: 
German linguistics
Language variation and change

Research

German language history
Historical sociolinguistics
Dialectology and geolinguistics
Written language

Publications

Key publications: 

Pickl, Simon (accepted): Polarisation and the Emergence of a Written Marker. A Diachronic Corpus Study of the Adnominal Genitive in German. Journal of Germanic Linguistics.

Pickl, Simon / Simon Pröll (2019): Ergebnisse geostatistischer Analysen arealsprachlicher Variation im Deutschen. In HSK 30.4: Herrgen, Joachim / Jürgen Erich Schmidt (eds). Language and Space. An International Handbook of Linguistic Variation. Volume 4: Deutsch. Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter (Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science 30.4), 861–879.

Pickl, Simon (2019): Factors of selection, standard universals, and the standardisation of German relativisers. Language Policy.

Pickl, Simon (2017): Neues zur Entwicklung der Negation im Mittelhochdeutschen. Grammatikalisierung und Variation in oberdeutschen Predigten. Beiträge zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und Literatur (PBB) 139/1, 1–46. [The final publication is available at www.degruyter.com]

Pickl, Simon (2016). Fuzzy dialect areas and prototype theory: discovering latent patterns in geolinguistic variation. In: Côté, Marie-Hélène / Remco Knooihuizen / John Nerbonne (eds). The Future of Dialects. Selected Papers from Methods in Dialectology XV. Berlin: Language Science Press (Language Variation 1), 75–97.

Auer, Anita / Catharina Peersman / Simon Pickl / Gijsbert Rutten / Rik Vosters (2015). Historical sociolinguistics: the field and its future. Journal of Historical Sociolinguistics 1/1, 1–12. [The final publication is available at www.degruyter.com]

Pickl, Simon / Aaron Spettl / Simon Pröll / Stephan Elspaß / Werner König / Volker Schmidt (2014). Linguistic distances in dialectometric intensity estimation. Journal of Linguistic Geography 2/1, 25–40.

Pickl, Simon (2013). Verdichtungen im sprachgeografischen Kontinuum. Zeitschrift für Dialektologie und Linguistik 80/1, 1–35.

Pickl, Simon (2013). Lexical meaning and spatial distribution. Evidence from geostatistical dialectometry. Literary and Linguistic Computing 28/1, 63–81. [postprint]

Rumpf, Jonas / Simon Pickl / Stephan Elspaß / Werner König / Volker Schmidt (2010). Quantification and statistical analysis of structural similarities in dialectological area-class maps. Dialectologia et Geolinguistica 18, 73–98. [The final publication is available at www.degruyter.com]

Rumpf, Jonas / Simon Pickl / Stephan Elspaß / Werner König / Volker Schmidt (2009). Structural analysis of dialect maps using methods from spatial statistics. Zeitschrift für Dialektologie und Linguistik 76/3, 280–308.