Lena Zipp

Lab coordinator at Balthasar Bickel's Distributional Linguistics Lab and study advisor at the Department of Comparative Language Science


I am currently pursuing a degree (CAS) in research management. As a former sociolinguist, my research interests lie in the concept of intra-speaker variation (also called stylistic variation), language attitudes, identity construction, and speaker awareness.

I received my PhD in 2014 on the basis of my doctoral dissertation (Educated Fiji English: Lexico-grammar and variety status), the first empirical study of lexico-grammar in Fiji English. It provides an exhaustive description of the status and internal variation of this young post-colonial variety, and contributes to our understanding of the dynamics of variety formation in a multi-ethnic setting, and linguistic nativization in prepositional verb phrases.



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