About me
I am Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Neuchâtel. I hold a PhD from Rice University and I did postdoctoral research at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley and at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies. I am interested in cognitive linguistics, language change, construction grammar, and corpus linguistics.


Construction Grammar and its Application to English
My book Constuction Grammar and its Application to English was published in 2014 by the Edinburgh University Press. Watch the lecture videos or click on the video below.





Constructional Change
My book Constuctional Change in English was published in 2013 by the Cambridge University Press. In the video below I explain what it is all about.





Lecture videos: An Introduction to English Linguistics
The videos for my lecture 'An Introduction to English Linguistics' can be found here.


Motion charts
Check out my motion chart resource page.



Contact
Prof. Dr. Martin Hilpert
Université de Neuchâtel
Institut de langue et littérature anglaises
Espace Louis-Agassiz 1
CH-2000 Neuchâtel
Phone + 41 32 718 19 31
Fax +41 32 718 17 01
martin.hilpert@unine.ch


Education and employment

2015 Professor of English Linguistics, University of Neuchâtel
2012-2015 Assistant Professor of English Linguistics, University of Neuchâtel
2012 Habilitation (Venia Legendi: English Philology), Freiburg University
2008-2012 Junior Fellow, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies
2007 Postdoc, International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley (Framenet)
2007 PhD, Rice University, Dept. of Linguistics
2003 MA, Hamburg University, Germany, English Linguistics, Scandinavian Languages


Publications

Pre-publication drafts of most papers can be downloaded from this list. I am happy to send offprints / pdfs from the rest.

(submitted a) With David Correia Saavedra. Does go prime be going to but not vice versa? An experimental approach to the asymmetric priming hypothesis.
(submitted b) Frequencies in diachronic corpora and knowledge of language. In Marianne Hundt, Simone Pfenninger, and Sandra Mollin (eds.), The Changing English Language - Psycholinguistic Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

(to appear a) Constructional approaches. In Bas Aarts, Jill Bowie and Gergana Popova (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of English Grammar Oxford: Oxford University Press.
(to appear b) With Christoph Rühlemann. Colloquialization in journalistic writing: Investigating inserts in TIME magazine with a focus on well. Journal of Historical Pragmatics
(to appear c) Psycholinguistic perspectives. In Laurel Brinton (ed.) English Historical Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
(to appear d). With Holger Diessel. Frequency effects in grammar. In Mark Aronoff (ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics. New York: Oxford University Press.
(to appear e) With Holger Diessel. Entrenchment in construction grammar. In Hans-Jörg Schmid (ed.), Entrenchment, Memory and Automaticity. The psychology of linguistic knowledge and language learning. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
(to appear f) With David Correia Saavedra. Why are grammatical elements more evenly dispersed than lexical elements? Assessing the roles of frequency and semantic generality. Corpora.
(to appear g) Change in modal meanings: Another look at the shifting collocates of may. Constructions and Frames.

2016a. With Stefan Th. Gries. Quantitative approaches to diachronic corpus linguistics. In Merja Kytö and Paivi Pahta (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of English Historical Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 36-53.
2016b. With Hubert Cuyckens. How do corpus-based techniques advance description and theory in English historical linguistics? An introduction to the special issue. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory 12/1, 1-6.

2015a. From hand-carved to computer-based: Noun-participle compounding and the upward-strengthening hypothesis. Cognitive Linguistics 26/1, 1-36.
2015b. Kollaborative Insubordination in gesprochenem Englisch: Konstruktion oder Umgang mit Konstruktionen? In Lasch, Alexander and Alexander Ziem (eds.), Konstruktionsgrammatik IV. Konstruktionen und Konventionen als kognitive Routinen. Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 25-40.
2015c. Hilpert, Martin, Jan-Ola Ostman, Christine Mertzlufft, Michael Rießler and Janet Duke (eds.), New Trends in Nordic and General Linguistics. Berlin: de Gruyter.
2015d. With Jan-Ola Ostman, Christine Mertzlufft, Michael Rießler and Janet Duke. Introducing new trends in Nordic linguistic research. In Hilpert, Martin, Jan-Ola Ostman, Christine Mertzlufft, Michael Rießler and Janet Duke (eds.) New Trends in Nordic and General Linguistics. Berlin: de Gruyter.
2015e. Historical Linguistics. In Ewa Dabrowska and Dagmar Divjak (Eds.), Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
2015f. With Christian Mair. Grammatical change. In Douglas Biber and Randi Reppen (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of English Corpus Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 180-200.
2015g. With Florent Perek. Meaning change in a petri dish: constructions, semantic vector spaces, and motion charts. Linguistics Vanguard.

2014a. Construction Grammar and its application to English. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Read reviews here, here, here, here, or here.
2014b. Collostructional Analysis: Measuring associations between constructions and lexical elements. In Dylan Glynn and Justyna Robinson (eds.), Polysemy and Synonymy. Corpus Methods and Applications in Cognitive Linguistics. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 391-404.
2014c. Susanne Flach and Martin Hilpert (eds.), Yearbook of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association, Vol. 2. Berlin: de Gruyter.
2014d. With Jan-Ola Ostman (eds.) Constructions and Frames 6/2. Special issue on Constructions across Grammars.
2014e. With Jan-Ola Ostman. Introduction: Reflections on Constructions across Grammars. Constructions and Frames 6/2, 137-142.
2014f. With Florent Perek. Constructional tolerance: Are argument structure constructions equally powerful across languages? Constructions and Frames 6/2, 266-304.

2013a Constructional Change in English: Developments in Allomorphy, Word Formation, and Syntax. [Studies in English Language] Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Read reviews here, here, here, here, here, or, if you speak Russian, here.
2013b Corpus-based approaches to constructional change. In Graeme Trousdale & Thomas Hoffmann (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 458-477.
2013c. Adrian Sprenger, Sebastian Weber, Mostafa Zarei, Rudolf Engelke, Juliana M. Nascimento, Christine Gretzmeier, Martin Hilpert, Melanie Boerries, Cristina Has, Hauke Busch, Leena Bruckner-Tuderman and Jörn Dengjel. Consistency of the proteome in primary human keratinocytes with respect to gender, age, and skin localization. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics.
2013d. Satz und Text. In Peter Auer et al., Einführung in die Sprachwissenschaft, Stuttgart: Metzler.
2013e. Auer, Peter, Martin Hilpert, Anja Stukenbrock & Benedikt Szmrecsanyi (eds.) Space in language and linguistics: geographical, interactional, and cognitive perspectives [Linguae et Litterae] Berlin: de Gruyter.
2013f. With Peter Auer, Anja Stukenbrock & Benedikt Szmrecsanyi. Integrating the perspectives on language and space. In Auer, Peter, Martin Hilpert, Anja Stukenbrock & Benedikt Szmrecsanyi (eds.) Space in language and linguistics: geographical, interactional, and cognitive perspectives [Linguae et Litterae] Berlin: de Gruyter.

2012a. Diachronic collostructional analysis. How to use it, and how to deal with confounding factors. In J. Robynson and K. Allan (eds.), Current Methods in Historical Semantics, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 133-160.
2012b. With Stefan Th. Gries. Variability-based neighbor clustering: a bottom-up approach to periodization in historical linguistics. In Terttu Nevalainen and Elizabeth Closs Traugott (eds.), The Oxford handbook of the history of English. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 134-144.
2012c. Diachronic collostructional analysis meets the noun phrase. Studying many a noun in COHA. In Terttu Nevalainen and Elizabeth Closs Traugott (eds.), The Oxford handbook of the history of English. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 233-244.
2012d. Die englischen Modalverben im Daumenkino: Zur dynamischen Visualisierung von Phänomenen des Sprachwandels. Zeitschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Linguistik, 42. Jg., 169, 67-82.

2011a. Was ist Konstruktionswandel? In Alexander Ziem and Alexander Lasch (eds.), Konstruktionsgrammatik III: Aktuelle Fragen und Lösungsansätze., Tübingen: Stauffenberg, 59-76.
2011b. Grammaticalization in Germanic Languages. In Bernd Heine and Heiko Narrog (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Grammaticatization. Oxford: OUP, 708-718.
2011c. A cognitive linguistic perspective on counterfactuality. In M. Butter, D. Birke, and T. Köppe (eds.), Counterfactual thinking / counterfactual writing. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 95-111.
2011d. Dynamic visualizations of language change: Motion charts on the basis of bivariate and multivariate data from diachronic corpora. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 16/4, 435-461.

2010a. What can synchronic gradience tell us about reanalysis? Verb-first conditionals in written German and Swedish. In E.C. Traugott and G. Trousdale (eds.), Gradience, gradualness and grammaticalization. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
2010b. An empirical approach to the use and comprehension of mixed metaphors. Review of Cognitive Linguistics. 8/1, 66-92.
2010c. With A. Arppe, G. Gilquin, D. Glynn and A. Zeschel. Cognitive Corpus Linguistics: Five points of debate on current theory and methodology. Corpora 5/2, 1-27.
2010d. With Stefan Th. Gries. Modeling diachronic change in the third person singular: a multifactorial, verb- and author-specific exploratory approach. English Language and Linguistics 14/3, 293-320.
2010e. The force dynamics of English complement clauses: A usage-based account. In K. Fischer and D. Glynn (eds.), Quantitative methods in cognitive semantics. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 155-178.
2010f. Comparing Comparatives. A corpus-based study of comparative constructions in English and Swedish. In H. Boas (ed.), Contrastive Studies in Construction Grammar. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 21-42.
2010g. Chained Metonymies, In J. Newman and S.A. Rice (eds), Experimental and Empirical Methods in Cognitive Functional Research. Stanford: CSLI, 181-194.
2010h. Danish ville and English will: Two futures with a similar past, but a different present. In Hans Goetzsche (ed.), Memory, Mind, and Lanugage Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 179-192.

2009a. The German mit-predicative construction. Constructions and Frames 1/1, 29-55.
2009b. With Chris Koops. The co-evolution of syntactic and pragmatic complexity: diachronic and cross-linguistic aspects of pseudoclefts. In Talmy Givon and Masayoshi Shibatani (eds.), Syntactic Complexity, Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 215-238.
2009c. With Stefan Th. Gries. Assessing frequency changes in multi-stage diachronic corpora: Applications for historical corpus linguistics and the study of language acquisition. Literary and Linguistic Computing 24/4, 385-401.

2008a. Germanic Future Constructions A Usage-based Approach to Language Change. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Read reviews here, here, here, or here.
2008b. New evidence against the modularity of grammar: Constructions, collocations, and speech perception. Cognitive Linguistics 19/3, 391-411.
2008c. Where did this future come from? The constructional grammaticalization of Swedish komma att V. In A. Bergs and G. Diewald (eds.), Constructions and Language Change. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 105-129.
2008d. With Chris Koops. A quantitative approach to the development of complex predicates: The case of Swedish Pseudo-Coordination with sitta 'sit'. Diachronica 25/2, 242-261. Republished 2009 in Talmy Givón and Masayoshi Shibatani (eds.),Syntactic Complexity, Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 145-162.
2008e. The English comparative - language structure and language use. English Language and Linguistics 12/3, 395-417.
2008f. With Stefan Th. Gries. The identification of stages in diachronic data: variability-based neighbor clustering. Corpora 3/1, 59-81.

2007a. Chained metonymies in lexicon and grammar. A cross-linguistic perspective on body part terms. In G. Radden et al. (eds.), Aspects of Meaning Construction. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 77-98.
2007b. Just because it's new doesn't mean people will notice it. English Today 23, 29-33.

2006a. Keeping an eye on the data: Metonymies and their patterns, In Anatol Stefanowitsch and Stefan Thomas Gries (eds), Corpus-based Approches to Metaphor and Metonymy. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 123-52.
2006b. The lexical category auxiliary in colloquial Sinhala. UCSB working papers in linguistics. Santa Barbara: UCSB.
2006c. Distinctive collexeme analysis and diachrony. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory 2/2, 243-57.
2006d. A synchronic perspective on the grammaticalization of Swedish future constructions. Nordic Journal of Linguistics 29/2, 151-73.
2006e. Auxiliaries in spoken Sinhala. Functions of Language 13/2, 229-55.
2006f. On Swedish Future Constructions, Proceedings of the 6th High Desert Linguistics Society meeting. Albuquerque: HDLS.

2005a. A diachronic perspective on concessive constructions with just because, In Adam Makkai, William J. Sullivan, and Arle R. Lommel (eds), LACUS Forum XXXI: Interconnections. Houston: LACUS, 67-81.
2005b. From Causality to Concessivity: The Story of just because, Penn Working Papers in Linguistics 11.1, Proceedings of the 28th Penn Linguistics Colloquium, Philadelphia: PWPL, 85-99.


Reviews

2015a. Book review of Butler, Christopher S. & Francisco Gonzálvez-García (2014) Exploring Functional-Cognitive Space. Folia Linguistica.
2015b. Book review of Hendrik de Smet (2013) Spreading Patterns. Diffusional change in the English system of complementation. English Text Construction.
2014a. Book review of John R. Taylor (2012) The Mental Corpus. Functions of Language 21/1, 119-126.
2014b. Book review of Stefan Thim (2012) Phrasal Verbs. The English Verb-Particle Construction and its History. Anglia 132/2, 374-379.
2014c. Book review of Laura A. Janda (ed.) (2013) Cognitive Linguistics: The Quantitative Turn. Zeitschrift für Dialektologie und Linguistik.
2013a. Book review of B. Aarts et al. (2012) The Verb Phrase in English. Cercles.
2013b. Book review of Steffen Höder (2010) Sprachausbau im Sprachkontakt. Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik 70, 240-244
2010. Review of The Diachronic Corpus of Present-Day Spoken English (2007) UCL Survey of English Usage. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory 6/1, 105-124.
2008a. Book notice on F.J. Ruiz de Mendoza Ibañez (ed.) (2005) Annual review of cognitive linguistics. Vol. 3. eLanguage.
2008b. Book notice on Nick Riemer (2005) The semantics of polysemy: Reading meaning in English and Warlpiri. eLanguage.
2008c. Book review of Ursula Lenker and Anneli Meurman-Solin (eds.) (2007) Connectives in the History of English. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory.
2007a. Book review of Mirjam Fried and Jan-Ola Östman (eds.) (2004) Construction Grammar in Cross-Language Perspective. Studies in Language.
2007b. Book notice of Anna Vogel (2004) Swedish dimensional adjectives. Language. 83/3, 692-693.
2006a. Book review of Gregory D.S. Anderson (2006) Auxiliary verb constructions. cognitivelinguistics.org
2006b. Book review of Hans Lindquist and Christian Mair (eds.) (2004) Corpus Approaches to Grammaticalization in English. Studies in Language 30/1, 225-229.
2006c. Book review of Adele E. Goldberg (2006) Constructions at work. The nature of generalization in language. cognitivelinguistics.org
2006d. Book review of Sabine Krämer (2006) Synchrone Analyse als Fenster zur Diachronie. Die Grammatikalisierung von Werden und Infinitiv. Linguist List.


Peer review

Belgian Journal of Linguistics
The Blackwell Language and Linguistics Compass
Cognitextes
Cognitive Linguistics
Constructions and Frames
Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory
Diachronica
English Language and Linguistics
Folia Linguistica
Folia Linguistica Historica
French Journal of English Linguistics
International Journal of Corpus Linguistics
Journal of English Linguistics
Language Variation and Change
Linguistics
Literary and Linguistic Computing
Multilingua
Nordic Journal of Linguistics
PLoS One
Spatial Cognition and Computation
Studies in Language

Oxford University Press
Mouton de Gruyter
John Benjamins
Brill Publishers

SNF (Fonds National Suisse, Schweizerischer Nationalfonds)
ERC (European Research Council)
DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
FWF (Osterreichischer Wissenschaftsfonds)
The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation
The Academy of Finland
Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
The KU Leuven Research Council
Stiftelsen Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Hercules Stichting



Presentations (since 2011)

Jun 2016. Asymmetric priming as a mechanism of grammatical development. Workshop on mechanisms of grammatical change, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.
Feb 2016. Auf dem Weg zu einem konstruktionsgrammatischen Verständnis von Grammatikalisierung: Die Hypothese der Aufwärts-Aktivierung. Historische Konstruktionsgrammatik: Konvergenzen und Divergenzen im Sprach- und Konstruktionswandel. Düsseldorf.
Jan 2016. Analyzing language change with motion charts. Winter School: ALPES.

Dec 2015. Meaning change in a petri dish: Constructions, semantic vector spaces, and motion charts. Language in Contrast, Paris-8.
Nov 2015. Visualizing language change. Pratiques des Humanités digitales. Université de Lausanne.
Nov 2015. How to blend MALT. MALT symposium - Methods and Linguistic Theories. Universität Bamberg.
Oct 2015. Grammaticalization as change in a constructional network: Saliency, frequency, and the upward-strengthening hypothesis. Frequency effects in Construction Grammar. Freiburg University.
Oct 2015. Approaching grammaticalization from a constructional perspective: The upward-strengthening hypothesis. Grammaticalization meets Construction Grammar. Göteborg University.
Sep 2015. Meaning change in a petri dish: Constructions, semantic vector spaces, and motion charts. Uppsala University.
Aug 2015. Logistische Regression. Sommerschule des Deutschen Romanistenverbandes, Uni Mainz.
Feb 2015. More about motion charts. Third International Winter School in Finno-Ugric Studies, Munich.

Nov 2014. Meaning change in a petri dish: Constructions, semantic vector spaces, and motion charts. Visuelle Linguistik: Theorie und Anwendung von Visualisierungen in der Sprachwissenschaft, Hannover.
Oct 2014. Constructional change in noun-participle compounding. DGKL 6, Erlangen.
Oct 2014. With Malgorzata Fabiszak and Karolina Krawczak. A corpus-based quantitative approach to mental predicates and their complementation: A cross-linguistic perspective. DGKL 6, Erlangen.
Oct 2014. 30 years of Cognitive Linguistics - an attempt at an overview. Universität Zürich.
Oct 2014. Can asymmetric priming explain semantic change in grammaticalization? Université de Caen.
Sep 2014. More flying bubbles. Advances in Visual Methods for Linguistics, Universität Tübingen.
Sep 2014. The big to-do-list. Challenges for 21st century linguistics. SLE, Poznan.
Sep 2014. The development of English noun-participle compounding: a corpus-based and theory-informed study. SLE, Poznan.
Sep 2014. Constructional change in noun-participle compounding. ICCG 8, Osnabrück.
Aug 2014. Frequency changes in diachronic corpora and changes in speakers' knowledge of language. ISLE, Zürich.
Aug 2014. Recent change in modal meanings: Evidence from collocational shifts. ISLE, Zürich.
July 2014. Relating language change to language processing: A second look at asymmetric priming. ICEHL, KU Leuven.
May 2014. Grammatische Konstruktionen und ihre Kollokate: Eine Perspektive auf zehn Jahre Kollostruktionsanalyse. Universität Basel.
April 2014. It's not rocket surgery! A linguistic look at mixed metaphors. SAUTE meeting, Universität Bern.
Mar 2014. From poverty-stricken to government-funded. On the diachrony of English noun-participle compounding. Die Rolle von Kombinationsbeschränkungen im Sprachwandel: Diachronie von Passivkonstruktionen, Universität Hannover.
Feb 2014. What do misunderstanding and consensus formation have to do with language change? Workshop on the Emergence of Consensus and Misunderstanding, La Sapienza, Rome.

Nov 2013. Rocket surgery: More on mixed metaphors. Séminaire STL, Université Lille-3.
Nov 2013. L'analyse du changement linguistique: de nouvelle méthodes, de nouvelles perspectives. Inaugural lecture, Université de Neuchâtel.
Oct 2013. Developing a constructional perspective on language change. Research seminar in linguistics, University of Geneva.
Sept 2013. Modelling constructional change. International Summer School on Agent-based Computational Models of Creativity, Cortona Italy.
Sept 2013. Using motion charts for hypothesis-testing and the exploration of language change. Humboldt-Universität Berlin.
June 2013. Practical Workshop on Statistical Methods in Language and Linguistic Research. IWoDA 2013, University of Santiago de Compostela.
May 2013. Change in tense constructions: what can we learn from diachronic corpora? Gothenburg University.
May 2013. Applying Construction Grammar to the analysis of language change: Why? How? With what results? Gothenburg University.
May 2013. Cognition, corpora, and language change: How the study of diachronic variation fits into the cognitive linguistic enterprise. Plenary lecture at the AFLICO conference, Université Lille-3.
April 2013. Practical Workshop on Linguistic Data Analysis. ISLE spring school at the English department of Freiburg University.
April 2013. Language variation and change by the numbers. Plenary lecture at the ISLE spring school at the English department of Freiburg University.
Mar 2013. What constructions are good for: reflections on functionality in language. KU Leuven.
Feb 2013. A new look at asymmetric priming and its role in language change. SWELL meeting, Zurich.

Nov 2012. Does frequency affect the directionality of semantic change? Guest lecture at the English department of Freiburg University.
Oct 2012. With Florent Perek. Testing constructional tolerance. DGKL-5, Freiburg.
Sept 2012. Kollaborative Insubordination. Kolloquium der Graduiertenplattform des Forschungsnetzwerks 'Sprache und Wissen', Internationalses Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg.
July 2012. What's new in diachronic corpus analysis? Methodological issues and a few theoretical considerations. Guest lecture at the English linguistics colloquium, Erfurt University.
June 2012. From 'myne own eyes' to 'my old friend': Allomorphic change from the perspective of Construction Grammar. Guest lecture at the English linguistics colloquium, Jena University.
June 2012. With Florent Perek. Testing constructional tolerance. Frias Workshop on Constructions across Grammars, Freiburg.
May 2012. Sprache und Denken - ein Forschungsüberblick. Tagung der Fachschaft Neuphilologie des Cusanuswerkes.
May 2012. Concessive parentheticals: one construction or many constructions? ICAME 33, KU Leuven.
Apr 2012. Studying variation and change on the basis of diachronic corpora. Plenary lecture at the International Conference of Nordic and General Linguistics, Freiburg.
Jan 2012. Change at what level of abstraction? Determining the loci of constructional change through corpus analysis. NIAS workshop on Constructional Change in the Languages of Europe, Wassenaar.

Nov 2011. Linguistic motion charts: a new corpus-based application for the study of language change. Meeting of the Philological Society, London.
June 2011. How can new corpus-based techniques advance historical description and linguistic theory? With Hubert Cuyckens. ISLE conference, University of Boston.
June 2011. Modeling diachronic change in a morpho-phonemic alternation. With Stefan Gries. ISLE conference, University of Boston.
April 2011. Surprising, though plausible, results: on the development of concessive parentheticals. KU Leuven.
April 2011. Towards dynamic visualizations of language change. Introducing the flip-book technique. Exploring the Boundaries and Applications of Corpus Linguistics, University of Alabama.
March 2011. Zum Abstraktionsgrad von Konstruktionen: Das Beispiel konzessiver Einschübe im Englischen. FRIAS workshop on paradigms in Construction Grammar.
March 2011. Watching language change. A new visualization technique and its theoretical implications. Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics 4, HU Berlin.
Jan 2011. Quantitative methods for cognitive semantics. Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland.


Awards, grants, scholarships

2014. Cogito Foundation Grant 14-132-R ("Opinion profile construction from social media. A case of study of restaurant reviews") [Co-PI with Prof. Hatem Ghorbel, HE-ARC Neuchâtel]
2013 SNF Grant 100015_149176/1 ("Why is there regularity in grammatical semantic change? Reassessing the explanatory power of asymmetric priming")
2013 Sciex Grant 12.237 (Postdoctoral fellowship to Dr. Karolina Krawczak)
2012 DFG Grant HI 1090/4-1 ("Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kognitive Linguistik")
2012 DFG Grant AU 72/25-1 ("International Conference of Nordic and General Linguistics")[co-applicant, PI: Prof. Peter Auer]
2011 DFG Grant HI 1090/3-1 ("Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics - A short intensive spring school with a highly interactive format")


Teaching (since 2011)

2016 Lecture: Varieties of English, Université de Neuchâtel.
2016 Master seminar: Construction Grammar, Université de Neuchâtel.
2016 Undergraduate seminar: Psycholinguistics, Université de Lausanne.
2016 Lecture: Introduction to English Linguistics, Université de Neuchâtel.
2016 Lecture: Language Contact, Université de Neuchâtel.
2016 Undergraduate seminar: Psycholinguistics, Université de Neuchâtel.
2016 Master seminar: Research methods in psycholinguistics, Université de Neuchâtel.

2015 Lecture: Introduction to English Linguistics, Université de Neuchâtel.
2015 Lecture: Cognitive Linguistics, Université de Neuchâtel.
2015 Lecture: Cognitive Linguistics, Universität Zürich
2015 Undergraduate seminar: First language acquisition, Université de Neuchâtel.
2015 Undergraduate seminar: Bilingualism, Université de Neuchâtel.
2015 Master seminar: Linguistic data analysis with corpora, Université de Neuchâtel.
2015 Doctoral seminar: Historical Linguistics, LOT summer school

2014 Undergraduate seminar: Advanced Language Study, Université de Neuchâtel.
2014 Lecture: Introduction to English Linguistics, Université de Neuchâtel.
2014 Undergraduate seminar: Sociolinguistics, Université de Neuchâtel.
2014 Lecture: Second Language Acquisition, Université de Neuchâtel.

2013 Graduate semiar: Construction Grammar, Université Lille-3.
2013 Lecture: Varieties of English, Université de Neuchâtel.
2013 Undergraduate seminar: Advanced Language Study, Université de Neuchâtel.
2013 Lecture: Introduction to English Linguistics, Université de Neuchâtel.
2013 Graduate seminar: First language acquisition, Université de Neuchâtel.

2012 Lecture: Cognitive Linguistics, Université de Neuchâtel.
2012 Lecture: Introduction to English Linguistics, Université de Neuchâtel.
2012 Graduate seminar: Language and Society, Université de Neuchâtel.
2012 Doctoral seminar: Construction Grammar, Universität Zürich

2011 Graduate seminar: Grammaticalization, Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg
2011 Graduate seminar: Words in English - Current studies in morphology, Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg



Last update: June 7, 2016.

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