Researcher biography

My name is Martin Schweinberger, I am trained in English linguistics, and I work as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Language Technologies here in Brisbane at the University of Queensland, Australia. I studied at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and Universität Kassel where I graduated in 2008 with an MA in English Philology, Philosophy, and Psychology. After my MA, I remained in Kassel for a short while but soon moved to Hamburg where I worked on and later received a PhD in English linguistics. During my time in Hamburg, I specialized in corpus linguistics and quantitative, computational analyses of language data.

After my PhD I worked as a lecturer or research assistant in English Studies institutes at several universities (Universität Hamburg, Universität Kassel, Freie Universität Berlin, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, and the Leuphana Universität Luneburg). Before starting at UQ, I worked as a Project Leader/Principal Investigator of the VowelChartProject in the Language Technology Group of the Computer Science department at Universität Hamburg. The VowelChartProject provided computer-based visual feedback for language learners on their pronunciation accuracy in English.