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Previous Guest Lectures


Prof. Dr. Robert Fuchs (University of Hamburg)
  • "Spreading like a Virus - COVID discourses in the UK and Germany" (11 May 2023)
Prof. Dr. Carolin Biewer (Julius Maximilians University Würzburg)
  • "South Pacific Englishes from a diachronic perspective – their evolution, their dynamics, their future" (2 February 2023)
Dr. Louisa Buckingham (University of Auckland)
  • "Extreme parallels: a corpus-driven analysis of ISIS and far-right discourse" (29 January 2020)
Dr. Sven Leuckert (TU Dresden)
  • "Caught in a Sprachbund? South-Asian Englishes from a typological perspective" (28 January 2020)
Dr. Werner Botha (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • "Language in the social networks of students in Singapore" (26 June 2019)
Prof. Dr. Sylviane Granger (Université catholique de Louvain)
  • "Learner corpora in foreign language learning and teaching" (18 June 2019)
Prof. Dr. Robert McColl Millar (University of Aberdeen)
  • "Scots as a sociolinguistic entity" (28 May 2018)
Dr. Christine Günther (Heinrich Heine University)
  • "Particle placement from an experimental perspective" (03 May 2018)
Prof. Terttu Nevalainen (University of Helsinki)
  • "Historical sociolinguistics - the case of verbal -s" (25 January 2018)
Prof. Dr. Daniel Schreier (University of Zurich)
  • "Lesser-known varieties of English as a repository for archaic dialect features: new                         evidence of colonial lag?" (18 January 2018)
Prof. Kate Burridge (Monash University)
  • "The Obelisk (†) and the Asterisk (*): What early dictionaries of Modern English tell us                   about verbal hygiene" (11 January 2018)
Dr. des. Danae Perez (University of Zurich)
  • "Qui laya pue? Challenges and Benefits of Documenting and Analyzing Afro-Yungueño                   Spanish" (04 December 2017)
Prof. Dr. Martin Hilpert (Université de Neuchâtel)
  • "A Construction Grammar perspective on productivity" (26 June 2017)
Prof. Dr. Edgar W. Schneider (University of Regensburg)
  • "And what is English? Native, second or foreign language, lingua franca, instrumental code,           or what?" (18 May 2017)
Dr. Freek Van de Velde (KU Leuven, Belgium)
  • "Individual-level and community-level grammaticalisation of 'be going to' in Early Modern               English" (19 January 2017)
Dr. Natalia Levshina (University of Leipzig)
  • "Duzen or Siezen? What permutation and recursive partitioning can tell us about politeness            in European languages" (18 January 2017)
Prof. Dr. Lieselotte Anderwald (Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel)
  • "How successful was 19th-century prescriptivism?" (16 January 2017)
Prof. Assoc. Dr. Lindita Tahiri (University of Prishtina)
  • "Language as ideological construction: fiction, media and history" (19 December 2016)
  • "Discourse and context: Internet activism and literature" (20 December 2016)
  • "Language as ideological construction: fiction, media and history" (22 December 2016)
  • "Language as ideological construction: fiction, media and history" (22 December 2016)
Dr. Elisabet Tiselius (Stockholm University)
  • "Teaching Immigrant Children in Sweden" (21 June 2016)
Dr. Gladys Ansah (University of Ghana)
  • "Culture in embodied cognition: metaphorical/metonymic conceptualisations of                             FEAR/ANGER in Akan and English" (08 June 2016) 
  • "Motivation and L2-learning" (10 June 2016)
  • "Motivation and L2-learning" (13 June 2016)
  • "Cultural conceptualisations of democracy and political discourse in Ghana"                                   (15 June 2016)
  • "Language in education policies in Africa (focus on Ghana)" (24 June 2016)
Dr. Monika Bednarek (University of Sydney)
  • "'Wicked' women in contemporary pop culture: 'bad' language and gender in Weeds,                     Nurse Jackie, and Saving Grace" (09 June 2016)
Bruce Eunson
  • Dis Quiet–A Film in Shetland dialect: Reflections on the use of an endangered                               variety” (06 June 2016)
Prof. Dr. Gaëtanelle Gilquin (Université catholique de Louvain)
  • "Postcolonial and Learner Englishes: Not so different, say corpora" (26 April 2016)
  • “Corpora & applied linguistics: From the classroom to the courtroom and beyond”                      (28 April 2016)
Prof. Dr. Christiane Brand (FH Köln)
  • "Linguistics in Practice: The art(s) of translating" (21 January 2016)
Dr. Valentin Werner (Universität Bamberg)
  • "The language of pop music lyrics" (17 December 2015)
Prof. Dr. Claudia Lange (TU Dresden)
  • "Indian English" (09 December 2015)
Prof. Dr. Beatrix Busse (University of Heidelberg)
  • "Urban Discursive Place-Making" (15 January 2015)
Prof. Dr. Marcus Callies (University of Bremen)
  • "High-frequency nouns and their verbal collocates in academic learner writing"                             (13 January 2015)
Prof. Dr. Marcus Callies (University of Bremen)
  • "High-frequency nouns and their verbal collocates in academic learner writing"                             (13 January 2015)
Prof. Kingsley Bolton (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • "English in China" (21 May 2014)
Dr. Tomàs Gráf (Charles University, Prague)
  • "Teaching Pronunciation to EFL Learners" (20 May 2014)
Prof. Dr. Marcus Callies (University of Bremen)
  • "Lexico-grammatical variation in advanced learner varieities" (26 January 2012)
Prof. Dr. Raymond Hickey (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
  • "Areal Features of the Anglophone World" (23 November 2011)
Nicole Baumgarten (University of Southern Denmark)
  • "English as a Lingua Franca - where does it exist?" (03 February 2011)
Prof. Geoffrey Leech (University of Lancaster)
  • "Change in 20th century English - with focus on grammar" (22 June 2010)
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Hoffmann (Universität Trier)
  • "Corpus Linguistics: some further methodological issues" (25 January 2010)
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Esser (Universität Bonn)
  • "The Description of Rhythm in Prose and Poetry" (21 January 2010)
Dr. Rolf Kreyer (Universität Bonn)
  • "Network models in the description of grammar" (25 June 2009)
Dr. Jan Tent (Macquarie University)
  • "Indigenous loanwords in three varieties of Pacific English: An analysisof borrowing patterns and attitudes" (02 June 2009)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Stefan Th. Gries (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  • "Bottom-up approaches in corpus linguistics: exploring temporal, geographic, register and grammatical variation" (25 May 2009)
Dr. Encarnación Hidalgo Tenoria (Universidad de Granada)
  • "Language and gender: performing and constructing differences" (04 June 2008)
Dr. Michaela Mahlberg (University of Liverpool)
  • "Corpus stylistics: taking a corpus approach to the analysis of style in literary texts"                    (14 January 2008)
Prof. Dr. Bas Aarts (University College London)
  • "'There's guy works down the chip shop thinks he's Elvis':                                                            Syntactic mixing in the grammar of English speech act representation in EFL textbooks:                An interlanguage pragmatic appraisal" (04 December 2007)
Prof. Dr. Rajend Mesthrie (University of Cape Town)
  • "Sociolinguistic Variation in South African English: Characterising Social Change" (07 July 2007)
Dr. Sebastian Hoffmann (Leicester University)
  • "Corpus Linguistics and the World-Wide Web" (02 July 2007)
Prof. Dr. Josef Schmidt (TU Chemnitz)
  • "Real language data and style models:                                                                                       Is there an African style in Academic English?" (12 June 2007)
Prof. Dr. Günter Rohdenburg (Universität Paderborn)
  • "The effect of complement negation on the choice between more or less explicit sentential structures in English" (12 June 2007)
Prof. Dr. Marianne Hundt (Universität Heidelberg)
  • "The Dynamics of Inner and Outer Circle Varieties" (04 June 2007)
Dr. Anne Barron (Universität Bonn)
  • "'Can you play a new CD, please?' - Speech act realisations in EFL textbooks:                              An interlanguage pragmatic appraisal" (08 May 2007)
Prof. Dr. Klaus P. Schneider (Universität Bonn)
  • "Variational Pragmatics: An Emerging Discipline" (15 May 2006)
Prof. Dr. Roberta Facchinetti (Verona University)
  • "Corpora and Journalistic Writing" (02 February 2006)
Dr. Sebastian Hoffmann (University of Zurich)
  • "Investigating Language Change: Grammaticalization and Corpus Data" (02 February 2005)