PD Dr.

Martina Werner

(+43 1) 51581 – 7281


... received her PhD in German Studies from the University of Munich, where she also worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the field of language philosophy and linguistic theory. Before joining ACDH-CH, PD Dr. Werner worked at several international research institutions, including the University of Vienna, the University of Stuttgart, and the Institute for Corpus Linguistics and Text Technology (ICLTT) in Vienna. Martina Werner came to the ACDH for her Elise-Richter project “diachrony of the nominalized infinitive in German” (FWF, V-347-G23). She completed her habilitation in 2019 at the University of Vienna. Her research interests include language variation and change, grammar/morpho-syntax, language history, semantics, and CH/DH topics. PD Dr. Werner is a member of the international working group “Morphology” (initiated by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang U. Dressler), which is dedicated to different cutting edge projects in morphological phenomena across different languages (e.g. Romance, Germanic, Finno-Ugric).

At the ACDH-CH, PD Dr. Werner is currently leading a research project focused on historical morphology of German. One of her main projects is the "Relational adjectives in the history of German" (RAHiG, FWF P32415-G), which aims to identify the emergence and development of noun phrases based on argument structure.  Additionally, PD Dr. Werner is involved in several international projects and in DH projects on standardization of digital resources as part of the research unit Linguistics.


  • Werner, Martina. 2022. Conversion in Germanic. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Section II.2: Grammar – Morphology. Oxford: Oxford University Press: [n.a.]. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780199384655.013.956.