Mareike Keller

Mareike Keller
Universität Mannheim · Philosophische Fakultät

Dr. phil.


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The storage and processing of phrasemes has been discussed many times over the past decades, with varying results. Researchers still disagree as to the degree to which phrasemes are stored and processed holistically or compositionally. This paper approaches the topic of compositionality through bilingual data, which is rarely discussed in theoretic...
This chapter weaves together the theoretical considerations laid out in Chap. 2 and the empirical findings presented in Chap. 3. The aim of this chapter is to connect the dots, that is to consolidate the different facets of the study of historical code-switching texts. First, the findings of the two case studies in Chap. 3 are summarized. Then an a...
This chapter provides a general overview of the structural approach to code-switching and familiarizes novice readers with key publications in the field. It explains the details of Myers-Scotton’s Matrix Language Frame model and discusses them critically. The second part (Sect. 2.2) expands the view to studies in historical bilingualism and points...
In the light of the theoretical and practical considerations laid out in Chap. 2, this chapter illustrates on the basis of a collection of Latin and Middle English mixed sermons (MS Bodley 649) from early fourteenth-century England how the Matrix Language Frame (MLF) model can be applied to historical data. Two parallel studies, one on noun phrases...
"This book offers a path-breaking and meticulously detailed analysis of historical code-switching in written-origin and spoken-origin formats. Particularly effective is the recourse to original manuscripts to resolve issues of textual interpretation. Researchers in the historical linguistics field will appreciate its authoritative presentation of c...
This paper offers a closer look at malapropisms from a linguistic point of view. With a focus on processing cues it provides a corpus-based formal analysis of the structural and semantic properties of word-play involving the distortion or confusion of words. It also contains an account of how differences concerning the diachronic development of lex...
Mehrsprachige Menschen verfügen über die Fähigkeit, mitten in einer Äußerung von einer Sprache in die andere zu wechseln. Dieses sogenannte Codeswitching wird von der Forschung inzwischen als systemhafte kommunikative Ressource anerkannt, deren Untersuchung interessante Einblicke in den Prozess der Sprachverarbeitung gibt. Diese Arbeit zeigt die Be...


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This is a sub-project of the DFG-funded research group "RUEG: Research Unit Emerging Grammars in Heritage Languages". Within the research unit, we primarily investigate Heritage German with respect to (i) the lexical and morphological inventory and its combinatorial properties (ii) the use of lexical material in different registers (iii) lexical interactions within and across languages
Archived project
Language Mixing in Medieval England: Historical documents as a touchstone for modern code-switching models