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Name: Michael  Crombach
Institution: Nuance Communications
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: Austria   
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Phonetics
Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
History of Linguistics
Neurolinguistics
Cognitive Science
Anthropological Linguistics
Specialty: Taboo, Euphemism, language statistics, biology of language
Subject Language(s): English
Finnish
French
German
Greek, Ancient
Latin
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Romance
Indo-European
Latin Subgroup
Selected Publications: Articles
- Historische Sprachwissenschaft und Evolution.
- On the notion of “orthophemisms”.
- Miscellanea on taboo and euphemism.
- The small word problem.
- Aphrodite und Viagra® – Aspekte einer Gelehrtenetymologie.
- Die Rolle der Morphologie in Tabu und Euphemismus: Die Deminutivbildung.
- Zum 70. Todestag von Hermann Paul (7.8.1846 – 29.12.1921).

Reviews
- David Crystal: The Cambridge encyclopedia of language.
- Paul Baker: Sociolinguistics and Corpus Linguistics.
- Vyvyan Evans: How Words Mean: Lexical Concepts, Cognitive Models, and Meaning Construction.
- Climbing up the Eiffel Tower. Ruth Berger, Warum der Mensch spricht. Eine Naturgeschichte der Sprache.

Presentations
- Four letter words in medical contexts.
- On the design and size of phoneme inventories
- ‘Be’-boxes.
- Zipf, Kandel and case, Case in and across languages.
- Die Lücken im Lexikon. Was uns das Sprachtabu über das Sprachverhalten der Vergangenheit verrät.
- Sprachtabu mit Harry Potter, Geschirrspülen mit Niels Bohr.
- Argumentative Etymologisierung


Posters
- BOS, JCAHO and author’s behavior
- Strategies to recognize short words


Editorial Support
- Akten der XIII. Fachtagung der Indogermanischen Gesellschaft. Salzburg September 2008.
- Analecta homini universali dicata. Arbeiten zur Indogermanistik, Linguistik, Philologie, Politik, Musik und Dichtung.
- Siegfried Bernfeld. Psychoanalyse - Filmtheorie: der Analytiker im Kino. Frankfurt am Main/Basel.

Various CD/Audio Productions, Sound designs 1998-2007
Courses Taught: Introduction to Phonetics
Reviewer of: The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language. Third Edition. (LL Issue 22.1012)
How Words Mean (LL Issue 21.2636)
Sociolinguistics and Corpus Linguistics (LL Issue 21.3125)



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