´ Katharina Korecky-Kröll

Katharina Korecky-Kröll

Postdoctoral researcher in Linguistics


About me

I am a linguist with a strong background in psycholinguistics. My main areas of research are child language acquisition (L1 and L2) and adult production of German spoken in Austria on the basis of spontaneous speech corpora, with a focus on morphology, morphonotactics, morphosyntax, and pragmatics. I am also interested in linguistic variation, especially dialectal, social, and interindividual variation.

I am involved in several crosslinguistic studies that compare first language acquisition of German to other languages by using the CHILDES system.

As I am interested in different research methodologies, I am also conducting production tests as well as processing experiments with children and adults in order to compare their results to those of spontaneous production data.

Theoretically, I have mostly been working in the framework of Naturalness Theory (especially Natural Morphology), but recently, I have been getting more and more interested in Cognitive frameworks such as Usage-Based Theory and Construction Grammar.

With respect to teaching, I am trying to involve my students in participating actively in most of my current research projects.

I am married and have two grown-up sons.

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