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Series Empirical Linguistics

The book series “Empirische Linguistik / Empirical Linguistics”, edited by Wolfgang Imo and Constanze Spieß, has been published by De Guyter since 2014. It includes monographs and edited volumes that focus on data-oriented, empirical methods in the linguistic research.

In 2019, a cooperation between FID Linguistik and the publisher facilitated the Open Access transformation of the series. The transformation includes volumes 1-9 that have already been published as well as six new publications from the period 2020-2021. The books are released under an open CC-BY licence. The raw data of the new publications (in XML format) is also made available by FID Linguistik (https://github.com/ubffm/el-xml-sources).


Selbstreparaturen in der schriftlichen Interaktion: Eine kontrastive Analyse deutscher und russischer Kurznachrichtenkommunikation

Irina Mostovaia
De Gruyter, 2021
Empirische Linguistik / Empirical Linguistics, 16
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110681710

"This empirical study examines self-initiated and other-initiated self-repairs in German and Russian SMS communication by applying methods from conversation analysis and interactional linguistics. It describes the sequential organization and functions of self-repairs in the analyzed data from the two languages and contrasts them with each other." (vgl. https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/9783110681710/html)

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Kasus im Korpus: Zu Struktur und Geographie oberdeutscher Kasusmorphologie

Sophie Ellsäßer
De Gruyter, 2020
Empirische Linguistik / Empirical Linguistics, 15
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110681703

"This study provides a new methodological approach to the corpus-based analysis of case marking in spoken language and provides the first quantitatively based insights into the construction of a dialectal case system and its interaction with morphosyntactical and semantic categories as well as the morphological organisation of space by linking morphological-theoretical questions with typological and dialect-geographical questions." (see https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/9783110681703/html)

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Namenwechsel: Die soziale Funktion von Vornamen im Transitionsprozess transgeschlechtlicher Personen

Miriam Schmidt-Jüngst
De Gruyter, 2020
Empirische Linguistik / Empirical Linguistics, 14
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110689402

"This interdisciplinary study examines how transgender individuals change their names in the course of their gender transition. It reveals the enormous social significance of first names in interpersonal communication and managing gender – along with other social differences – thereby showing the close interrelationships between language, law, and society in this realm." (see https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/9783110689402/html)

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Verfestigungen in der Interaktion: Konstruktionen, sequenzielle Muster, kommunikative Gattungen

Beate Weidner, Katharina König, Wolfgang Imo and Lars Wegner (Eds.)
De Gruyter, 2021
Empirische Linguistik / Empirical Linguistics, 13
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110637502

"The theoretically and empirically based contributions in this edited volume in honour of Susanne Günther examine different consolidations on the level of interaction. They span from relatively detailed formats such as consolidated practices and actions up to the major forms of communicative genres. It also examines non-verbal routine patterns such as gestures." (see https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/9783110637502/html).

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Prosodie und Konstruktionsgrammatik

Wolfgang Imo and Jens Philipp Lanwer (Eds.)
De Gruyter, 2020
Empirische Linguistik / Empirical Linguistics, 12
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110637489

"Most forms of construction grammar offer a usage-based model of grammar. To date, construction grammar researchers have been dismissive of prosody. This anthology seeks to redress this gap in the research, examining the extent to which prosodic characteristics may be viewed as more or less stable characteristics of linguistic constructions." (see https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/9783110637489/html)

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Bewertungsinteraktionen in der Theaterpause: Eine gesprächsanalytische Untersuchung von Pausengesprächen im Theaterfoyer

Christine Hrncal
De Gruyter, 2020
Empirische Linguistik / Empirical Linguistics, 11
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110664546

"This study inquires into the specific forms of critical interaction that occur in conversations during intermissions in the theater lobby. Using conversational analysis, it reconstructs how the assessments shared during these interactions impact audience members’ attitudes to the content of the theater piece. The book adds to our understanding of the little-studied area of non-professional private communication about performative art." (see https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/9783110664546/html)

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Sprachliche Muster: Eine induktive korpuslinguistische Analyse wissenschaftlicher Texte

Sarah Brommer
De Gruyter, 2018
Empirische Linguistik / Empirical Linguistics, 10
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110573664

"The study examines patterns of language usage in scientific texts and describes the academic style based on a data-derived corpus analysis at the formal and pragmatic levels. Theoretically grounded in multiple linguistic subdisciplines, the book offers an important contribution to the description of text types, the discussion of norms, and research on writing." (see https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/9783110573664/html)

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Empirische Erforschung internetbasierter Kommunikation

Michael Beißwenger (Ed.)
De Gruyter, 2017
Empirische Linguistik / Empirical Linguistics, 9
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110567786

"The volume presents seven research papers written in connection with the interdisciplinary DFG Network 'Empirical Investigation of Internet-based Communication'. It addresses issues related to the modeling and analysis of language and interaction on the internet, drawing on written and multimodal data." (see https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/9783110567786/html)

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Modalpartikeln als multimodale Konstruktionen: Eine korpusbasierte Kookkurrenzanalyse von Modalpartikeln und Gestik im Deutschen

Steven Schoonjans
De Gruyter, 2018
Empirische Linguistik / Empirical Linguistics, 8
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110566260

"This study presents the gestures typically combined with seven German modal particles (denn, doch, eben, eigentlich, einfach, halt, and ja) and analyzes the degree to which the co-occurrences discovered should be seen as multimodal constructions as defined by construction grammar. The study also explores the grammaticalization of such gestures (especially head-shakes and pointing gestures)." (see https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/9783110566260/html)

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Elliptische Strukturen in SMS: Eine korpusbasierte Untersuchung des Schweizerdeutschen

Karina Frick
De Gruyter, 2017
Empirische Linguistik / Empirical Linguistics, 7
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110517859

"Because of their brevity and speed, text messages are often considered elliptical. This publication uses a Swiss German corpus of text messages to examine the validity of this assumption. It statistically analyzes pre-field and middle-field omissions as well as ellipsis of articles and prepositions. In addition, the authors examine whether newer technologies – such as the use of emojis in WhatsApp – influence elliptical structures." (see https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/9783110517859/html)

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Jugendkommunikation und Dialekt: Syntax gesprochener Sprache bei Jugendlichen in Osttirol

Melanie Lenzhofer
De Gruyter, 2017
Empirische Linguistik / Empirical Linguistics, 6
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110503302

"By examining communication among young people in East Tyrol, this study offers for the first time detailed insight into everyday conversation between Austrian adolescents. The central theme of this corpus-based analysis is to discover the areas of syntactic variation in which one can detect preferential use of particular syntactic constructions by adolescents and the role played by specific dialectical features of Bavarian." (see https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/9783110503302/html)

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Lehrkraft-Eltern-Interaktionen am Elternsprechtag: Eine gesprächs- und gattungsanalytische Untersuchung

Lars Wegner
De Gruyter, 2016
Empirische Linguistik / Empirical Linguistics, 5
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110476019

"This study uses a corpus of authentic language data to examine the linguistic and communicative practices whereby participants develop the social institutional reality of the "parent-teacher conference." The focus is on a linguistic analysis of the conversational acts that constitute the genre: informing, counseling, and assigning responsibility." (see https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/9783110476019/html)

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Regionale Alltagssprache: Theorie, Methodologie und Empirie einer gebrauchsbasierten Areallinguistik

Jens Philipp Lanwer
De Gruyter, 2015
Empirische Linguistik / Empirical Linguistics, 4
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110424140

"This study focuses on a previously untapped interface between discourse and areal linguistics. It assigns a different primary status to usage at the stage of theory development. Using actual discourse data from Northern Germany, it provides an integrated comparative description of areal linguistic variations in terms of their linguistic structure and discursive function." (see https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/9783110424140/html)

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Anaphora Resolution and Text Retrieval: A Linguistic Analysis of Hypertexts

Helene Schmolz
De Gruyter, 2015
Empirische Linguistik / Empirical Linguistics, 3
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110416756

"This book covers anaphora resolution for the English language from a linguistic and computational point of view.
First, a definition of anaphors that applies to linguistics as well as information technology is given. On this foundation, all types of anaphors and their characteristics for English are outlined. To examine how frequent each type of anaphor is, a corpus of different hypertexts has been established and analysed with regard to anaphors..." (see https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/9783110416756/html)

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Spracheinstellungen und Identitätskonstruktion: Eine gesprächsanalytische Untersuchung sprachbiographischer Interviews mit Deutsch-Vietnamesen

Katharina König
De Gruyter, 2014
Empirische Linguistik / Empirical Linguistics, 2
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1524/9783110352245

"This study examines statements about language attitudes expressed by bilingually raised Germans of Vietnamese origin during language biographical interviews in search of specific conversational features. A further focus of the research is on the linguistic construction of different “language spaces” in which the interviewees position themselves as multilingual individuals." (see https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1524/9783110352245/html)

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Metapher und Metonymie: Theoretische, methodische und empirische Zugänge

Constanze Spieß and Klaus-Michael Köpcke (Eds.)
De Gruyter, 2015
Empirische Linguistik / Empirical Linguistics, 1
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110369120

"The contributions of this volume examine the phenomena of metaphor and metonymy from different perspectives. They adopt current tendencies in metaphor and metonymy research, discuss theoretical and methodological questions based on empirical analyses, and outline new approaches in both single-language and cross-linguisic research." (see https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/9783110369120/html)

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