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Dr Simon Pickl

German language history; language variation and change; historical sociolinguistics; dialectology and geolinguistics; written language
Dr Simon Pickl

Feodor Lynen Research Fellow

German linguistics

Language variation and change


Office Phone: (+44) (0) 1223 760389

Research Interests

German language history
Historical sociolinguistics
Dialectology and geolinguistics
Written language

Keywords

  • Dialectology
  • German
  • Language change
  • Historical linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Corpus linguistics

Key Publications

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.