PhD students

As main supervisor:

  • Sumin Guan (since 2022)
    A multifactorial analysis of Chinese analytic passive constructions
    KU Leuven PhD dissertation

  • Chiara Paolini (since 2021)
    How much does meaning matter? A fresh look at grammatical alternations
    KU Leuven PhD dissertation

  • Yi Li (since 2019)
    A probabilistic grammar analysis of the theme-recipient alternation in Mandarin, and of its sensitivity to lectal factors
    KU Leuven PhD dissertation

  • Tanguy Dubois (since 2018)
    Particle placement and genitive alternations in EFL learner spoken syntax: core probabilistic grammar and/or L1-specific preferences?
    UCL / KU Leuven PhD dissertation (co-tutelle, with Magali Paquot as 2nd supervisor)

  • Alexandra Engel (since 2018)
    The register-specificity of probabilistic grammatical knowledge in English and Dutch
    KU Leuven PhD dissertation

  • Benedikt Heller (defended 2018)
    Stability and fluidity in syntactic variation world-wide: the genitive alternation across varieties of English [.pdf]
    KU Leuven PhD dissertation

  • Melanie Röthlisberger (defended 2018)
    Regional variation in probabilistic grammars: A multifactorial study of the English dative alternation [.pdf]
    KU Leuven PhD dissertation

  • Katharina Ehret (defended 2016)
    An information-theoretic approach to language complexity: variation in naturalistic corpora [.pdf]
    University of Freiburg PhD dissertation

  • Ulrike Schneider (defended 2014)
    Frequency, chunks and hesitations: a usage-based analysis of chunking in English [.pdf]
    University of Freiburg PhD dissertation

  • Christoph Wolk (defended 2014)
    Integrating aggregational and probabilistic approaches to language variation [.pdf]
    University of Freiburg PhD dissertation

As co-supervisor:

  • Jorina Brysbaert (since 2018)
    Contrastive subjects in French: a quantitative corpus analysis
    KU Leuven PhD dissertation

  • Robbert De Troij (since 2017)
    North and South, bottom to top: using big data to model syntactic variation in Belgian and Netherlandic Dutch
    KU Leuven PhD dissertation

  • Mariana Montes (defended 2021)
    Cloudspotting: visual analytics for distributional semantics
    KU Leuven PhD dissertation