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Picture could not be displayed Ludger Paschen
Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS)
Schützenstr. 18
10117 Berlin

Email: paschen [at] leibniz-zas [dot] de

I am a linguist interested in the sounds and sound systems occurring in natural language.

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I received my PhD from the University of Leipzig, where I was a member of the Research Training Group IGRA.

I currently hold a position as postdoctoral researcher at the Leibniz Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS) in Berlin. At ZAS, I am a member of the DoReCo team, a new initiative for a time-aligned reference corpus of lesser documented and endangered languages.

From summer 2022, I will investigate the phonetic correlates of the root-affix asymmetry from a cross-linguistic perspective within the AIRAL project. AIRAL will make use of data from DoReCo to assess the acoustic properties of complex word forms in a worldwide sample of 40 languages, with the goal of testing competing theories on phonological and morphological structure building. More information will be published close to the start date of AIRAL.