Presentations & Talks

2018
A Corpus-Based Analysis of the L1-Acquisition of Amplifiers in American English, ISLE 5 (5th Meeting of the International Society for the Linguistics of English). London, England, 17-20/07/2018. (slides)

Sie lernen Englisch, Deutsch, Spanisch oder Russisch? VowelChartProject – Erstellung personalisierter Vokaltrapeze zur Verbesserung der
Zielsprachenn¨ahe im Zweitspracherwerb
, Campusfest Universität Kassel. Kassel, 07//06/2018. (poster)

Analyzing Diachronic Change in the American English Amplifier System, ICAME 39 (39th Meeting of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English). Tampere, Finland, 30/05-03/06/2018. (slides)

The Sociolinguistics of Emotional Language – Emotive Use in Irish English, NPIE 5 (New Perspectives on Irish English 5). Potsdam, 25-27/04/2018. (slides)

Methoden linguistischer Datenanalyse – Quantitativ-statistische Modellierung sprachlicher Variation, Ringvorlesung Empirieformate in der linguistischen Forschung. Hamburg, 16/01/2018. (slides)

2017
Modelling intensification in New Zealand English data, Methods in Dialectology XVI. Tokyo, 7-11/08/2017. (slides)

Using Semantic Vector Space Models to investigate lexical replacement – a corpus based study of ongoing changes in intensifier systems, Methods in Dialectology XVI. Tokyo, 7-11/08/2017. (draft slides)

Using intensifier-adjective bi-grams to investigate mechanisms of change, ICAME 38 (38th Meeting of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English). Prague, 24/-28/05/2017. (slides, R script, NZE data, IrE data)

VowelChartProject. Erstellung personalisierter Vokaltrapeze zur Verbesserung der Zielsprachennähe im Zweitspracherwerb bei Lehramtsstudierenden, Submission for CuTLi 2017 (Current Trends in Linguistics 2017). Hamburg, 21-22/1/2017. (poster)

2016
Gender Differences in Emotion Language. A sociolinguistic analysis of emotives in Irish English, Submission for „Posterpreis der Universitätsgesellschaft e.V.“ 2016. Kassel, 21/11/2016. (poster)

Ongoing Change in the New Zealand English Intensifier System, ISLE 4 (4th Meeting of the International Society for the Linguistics of English 2016). Poznan, 18/-22/09/2016. (slides, R script)

Very good, really great, absolutely amazing – Sociolinguistic Variation in New Zealand’s Intensifier System, Probevortrag im Rahmen einer Bewerbung um eine W1-Professur für Englische Linguistik, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 20/07/2016. (slides, R script)

A sociolinguistic analysis of emotives in Irish English, ST & D 2016 (Annual Meeting of the Society for Text & Discourse 2016). Kassel, 18/-20/07/2016. (poster, R script)

Ongoing changes in the Irish intensifier system, NPIE 4 (New Perspectives on Irish English 4). Bergen, Norway, 05/-07/07/2016. (slides, R script)

On the Acquisition of Intensifier Constructions, 17. NLK (17. Norddeutsches Linguistisches Kolloquium). Hamburg, 31/03-02/04/2016. (slides, R script)

Können Bienen sprechen?, Unitag, Hamburg, 23/2/2016. (slides)

2015
Why We Need Better Statistics – A Case Study on eh in New Zealand English, 16. NLK (16. Norddeutsches Linguistisches Kolloquium). Hannover, 26-28/03/2015. (slides, R script)

2013
The effect of Singapore’s language policy on multilingualism in Singapore, Probevortrag im Rahmen einer Bewerbung um eine W1-Professur für Englische Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Köln, 16/4/2013. (slides)

2012
LIKE in Irish English and around the World, Vortrag auf Einladung, Leuphana University [Einladung durch Prof.Dr. Anne Barron]. Luneburg, 4/12/2012. (slides)

Particles and Priming – Combining Socio- and Psycholinguistic Determinants of Variation, Probevortrag im Rahmen einer Bewerbung um eine W1-Professur für Englische Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Mainz, 23/10/2012. (slides)

Global diffusion and local implementation – the discourse particle LIKE around the world, ICAME 33 (Corpus Linguistics and Variation in English (International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English). Leuven, Belgien, 26/5-3/6/2012.(slides)

How multilingual are Singaporeans really? A sociological and sociolinguistic analysis of the linguistic ecology of Singapore, English in Asia’s Languages Habitats and Europe’s Asia Competence. Berlin, 9-12/5/2012. (mit Peter Siemund und Monika Edith Schulz)

Women always in the lead of change? Cultural variability and a supposed sociolinguistic universal, Probevortrag im Rahmen einer Bewerbung um eine W1-Professur für Englische Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Düsseldorf, 16/4/2012. (slides)

A corpus-based study of language internal and language external determinates of linguistic variation in Singapore English – a pilot study, 13. Norddeutsches Linguistisches Kolloquium. Potsdam, 25-26/3/2012. (mit Melanie Burmeister)

2011
Global diffusion and local implementation – the discourse particle LIKE around the world, Symposium Sprachwandel/Language Change. München, 13-15/7/2011. (slides)

The Local Spread of Globally Available Innovations: the discourse marker ‚LIKE‘ around the world, LCTG3 (International Conference Language Contact in Times of Globalization). Greifswald, 30/6-2/7/2011. (slides)

2010
Epistemic Modality and Discourse Markers. A quantitative analysis of the distribution and function of discourse marker LIKE across varieties of English, ModE4 (Modality in English 4), Madrid, 09-11/9/2010. (slides)

New perspectives on the discourse marker LIKE, IVACS 5 (InterVarietal Applied Corpus Studies). Edinburgh, 18-19/6/2010.

What’s this, LIKE, all about? Analyzing the use of LIKE across varieties of English, ICAME 31 (Corpus Linguistics and Variation in English (International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English). Giessen, 26-30/05/2010. (slides)

Killing Metaphors Analyzing conceptual metaphors in current political debates on military interventions, Ringvorlesung: Politik und Ästhetik. Hamburg, 20/5/2010. (with Florian Dolberg, Svea Gertrud Svoboda, and Anja Wilken)

Revisiting LIKE. A quantitative analysis of the distribution, position, and function of the discourse marker LIKE in Hiberno-English and other varieties of English, NPIE (New Perspectives on Irish English). Dublin, 11-13/03/2010.

Rethinking the classification of high frequency discourse markers. A new approach towards LIKE across Varieties of English, 11. Norddeutsches Linguistisches Kolloquium. Hamburg, 05-06/03/2010.

2009
Wie kam der Mensch zur Sprache? Oder: Können Bienen sprechen? Evolution und Sprache, Open Uni, Hamburg, 13/6/2009. (with Florian Dolberg)

Is his like like her like? A quantitative approach towards the analysis of the influence of sociolinguistic factors on the positional distribution of the discourse marker LIKE in Ulster Scots, Vortrag auf Einladung, Universität Flensburg [Einladung durch Prof. Dr. Markus Bieswanger]. Flensburg, 13/5/2009.

And he’s like, is LIKE like LIKE, like? A quantitative account of the positional and functional distribution of the discourse marker LIKE across varieties of English, 10. Norddeutsches Linguistisches Kolloquium. Greifswald, 13-14/3/2009.

(last updated 2018/01/12)