Dr. Stefan Schnell

Senior researcher (Distributional Linguistics Lab, Department of Comparative Language Science, Univeristy of Zurich)

I am a senior researcher in the Distributional Linguistics Lab in the Department of Comparative Language Science at the University of Zurich. In my research I investigate morphosyntactic variation in the usage of diverse languages by deploying quantitative corpus linguistic methods. The two main general goals of my work are 1. contribute to a better understanding of universal and language-specific aspects of language use and 2. elucidate the relationshsip between variation in language use and the distribution of lnguistic structures across human languages.