Dr. phil. Florian Dolberg

Academic Career
Illustration
Studied English Linguistics, Biology and Pedagogy at the University of Hamburg

2008 Staatsexamen - Thesis on "Is headlessness compensated for? A comparison of endocentric and exocentric compounds"

2008-2012 Research assistant at the University of Hamburg, Institute for British and American Studies (Linguistics)

since 2012 Research assistant at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, English Linguistics


Dissertation
Gender Variation, Change, and Loss in Mediaeval English: Evidence from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

Publications
Research Articles

2013
"Quantifying gender change in Medieval English". In: Esther-Miriam Wagner, Ben Outhwaite & Bettina Beinhoff (eds.). Scribes as Agents of Language Change (= Studies in Language Change [SLC] 10). Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter Mouton.

 

2013
"Subject to Change: Decay and Mutation of Linguistic Memory". In: Markus Bieswanger & Amei Koll-Stobbe (eds.). New Approaches to the Analysis of Linguistic Variability. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

 

2012
"Gender Change from Old to Middle English". In: Irén Hegedüs & Alexandra Fodor (eds.). English Historical Linguistics 2010 Selected Papers from the Sixteenth International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL 16), Pécs, 23-27 August 2010 (= Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 325). Amsterdam: Benjamins.

 

2011
(with Peter Siemund) "From lexical to referential gender: An analysis of gender change in medieval English based on two historical documents". Folia Linguistica 45/2: 489-534.

 

Reviews

2013
Structure in Language: A dynamic perspective by Thomas Berg. In: eLanguage <http://elanguage.net/blogs/booknotices/?p=2616>


Conference Contributions
2015

"Bilingualism vs. Semi-Communication in Language Contact and Change: are the Vikings to Blame for Morpho-Syntactic Simplifications in Mediaeval English?". Paper Presented at SHEL-9, Vancouver.

(With Laura Altenkirch). "Lexical have: When do you have the demeanour of a full verb, and when have you the behaviour of an auxiliary?". Paper presented at ICAME 36, Trier.

2014

"historia grammatica gentis linguae anglicae: the Function and Fate of English Gender". Invited Talk, University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.

2013

"More Sex, less Grammar: Gender in the Peterborough Chronicle". Invited Talk, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich.

(With Peter Siemund). "Changing Categories of English Gender". Genus, Klassifikation und Kategorisierung, Münster.

2012

"English Gender: Change and Loss". ICAME 33, Leuven.

(With Peter Siemund). "From Lexical to Referential Gender". 15th International Morphology Meeting, Vienna.

2011

"English Gender: Medieval Changes". 15th LIPP-Symposium: Sprachwandel / Language Change, Munich.

"Gender Change in medieval English". Scribes as agents of language change, Cambridge.

"Subject to Change: Decay and Mutation of Linguistic Memory". 12. Norddeutsches Linguistisches Kolloquium, Braunschweig.

2010

"Gender change in Late Old / Early Middle English". 16th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, Pécs.

(With Martin Schweinberger). "Killing Metaphors. A Contrastive Analysis of Metaphors in Contemporary War Policy". Ringvorlesung "Politik & Ästhetik" (Lecture series "Politics & Aesthetics"), Universität Hamburg.

"A Paradigm Shift? Gender assignment in Mediaeval English". Poster presented at ICAME 32, Gießen.

2009

(With Martin Schweinberger). "'Wie kam der Mensch zur Sprache?' oder 'Können Bienen sprechen?'" ('How did human language develop?' or 'Can bees talk?'). Open Uni, Universität Hamburg.

"Contextual compensation for semantic opacity in English compounds". 10. Norddeutsches Linguistisches Kolloquium, Greifswald.

 


Courses Taught
Cognitive Linguistics
Construction Grammar
Early Modern English
Introduction to English Linguistics
Introduction to Psycholinguistics
Introduction to Syntax
Language Processing and Interpretation
Language Production and Comprehension
Late Modern English
Methods in Linguistics
Morphology
Old English
Pragmatics
Phonetics and Phonology
Psycholinguistics
Syntax
Word Formation 

Kontakt Ansprechpartner
Sekretariat (Prof. Mondorf)
Christiane Dinger

 

 

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