QLVL members - Benedikt Heller


Benedikt studied English linguistics, Psychology, and Sociology at the University of Giessen (Germany) and obtained his master's degree in 2013. He joined QLVL in February 2014 and is currently working on his PhD project entitled "The genitive alternation in varieties of English", supervised by Prof. Dr. Benedikt Szmrecsanyi (KU Leuven) and Prof. Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee (JLU Giessen).



E-mail: benedikt.heller@kuleuven.be
Phone: +32 16 37 78 20
Fax: +32 16 32 47 67
Surface mail: Department of Linguistics, Blijde-Inkomststraat 21 PO Box 03308, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
Office: room 02.37 of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Leuven



Benedikt's research interests include corpus linguistics, varieties of English, statistical approaches to linguistic variation and sociolinguistics. His PhD project is part of a research program that, among other things, seeks to model linguistic variation across varieties in order to reflect language users' implicit linguistic knowledge.


Szmrecsanyi, Benedikt, Jason Grafmiller, Benedikt Heller and Melanie Röthlisberger (to appear). "Around the world in three alternations: modeling syntactic variation in varieties of English." English World-Wide, 37(2).[pdf final version]