Anke Lensch


Curriculum Vitae




Coordinator of the the Teaching English in Sri Lanka Project:


"Inflection and Derivation of Nominalized Particle Verbs: a Corpus-based Study"

Betreuerin: Prof. Dr. Britta Mondorf, JGU Mainz;
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Graeme Trousdale, University of Edinburgh

Curriculum Vitae

seit 04/2014
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, English Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Lehrbeauftragte, Institut für England und Amerikastudien, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

08/2013; 02/2014
Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft, Schreibtutorin im Bereich Linguistik für PHILIS, Universität Mainz

Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft, English Linguistics, Universität Mainz

1. Staatsexamen für das Lehramt an Gymnasien, Universität Mainz

Foreign Language Assistant am Neale-Wade Community College, March Cambridgeshire, UK

Studium (Englisch, Germanistik) an der Universität Mainz

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(2019) "Fremde Klasse, fremdes Fach". In: Lernende Schule. Für die Praxis pädagogischer Schulentwicklung 85: 25-28.

(2018) "Fixer-uppers. Reduplication in the derivation of phrasal verbs". In: Finkbeiner, Rita & Ulrike Freywald (eds.) Exact Repetition in Grammar and Discourse, 158-181. (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs). Berlin/Boston: Mouton de Gruyter.

(2017) “Ein kleiner Einblick in die Entstehung des Meensterischen. Die Sprache Münstermaifelds”. In: Stiftung Kulturbestitz Münstermaifeld (eds.) Mer schwätze batt off Meensterer Platt. Kottenheim, Vulkan Druckerei OHG. 10-17.

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"A Construction Grammar appraoch to onlookers, passersby and cheerer-uppers." Paper presented at the Construction Grammar(s). Methods, Concepts and Applications conference. 16th - 20th of July 2018. Paris, Université Sourbonne Nouvelle Paris.

"On bringers-out of amiability and humour in others. -er nominalizations of multi-word Verbs in English and their Arguments." Work in Progress report as part of the Cognitive Linguistics Research Group supervised by Nikolas Gisborne and Graeme Trousdale. Edinburgh, Edinburgh University. 30/11/2018.


"Teaching English in Sri Lanka". Poster presented at the Workshop "Interkulturelle Kompetenz an der JGU". December 18, 2017. University of Mainz, Germany. (download via:

"By-standers, hangers-on and messer-uppers: Diachronic gradularity and synchronic gradience in -er nominalizations of phrasal verbs in English." Paper presented at the Workshop on Gradience and Constructional Change. 18.-19. November 2017, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

"Sweeper-uppers are no bystanders. Structural complexity in nominalizations of phrasal verbs." Paper presented at the 7th BICLCE, 28. - 30. September 2017, Vigo, Spain.

"Verrät unsere Sprache unser Geschlecht?" Presentation in the inter-disciplinary lecture series Lunch Lectures. Denkanstöße - Food for Thought. 27.06.2017, University of Mainz, Germany.

"Women and men's use of causal and concessive clauses. A case of change in progress?" Guest lecture in a Colloquium on Language and Gender - Sprache und Geschlecht. 19.06.2017, University of Bremen, Germany.


"The emergence of runner-ups and fixer-uppers. The constructionalization of a word-formation pattern." Paper presented at the 19th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL), Essen, Germany, 22.-26. August.

"Agentivity in Nominalizations of Phrasal Verbs. On Passers-by and Winder-uppers." Paper presented at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS), Konstanz, Germany, 24.-26. February.


"A quick fixer-upper of English Word-Formation. Reduplication in Derivation". Paper presented at the Thirty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS), Leipzig, Germany, 3-6 March.

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Ü Written English I (SoSe 2019)

PS Construction Grammar (WiSe 2018/2019)

PS Word Formation (SoSe 2018)

PS Early Modern English (WiSe 2017/2018)

PS Social and Regional Variation in English (SoSe 2017)

PS Varieties of English (WiSe 2016/2017)

PS Phraseology (SoSe 2016)

Lecture Introduction to English Linguistics (WiSe 2015/2016, SoSe 2015)

PS Old English (WiSe 2014/2015)

Übung Spoken English (WiSe 2014/2015)

PS Morphology (SoSe 2014)

Introduction to English Linguistics (WiSe 2013/2014, Universität Frankfurt)

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