PD Dr. Martina Lampert

Education and Employment

Current Research Topics

Selected Publications


  • Graduation in English and German (Wissenschaftliche Prüfung für das Lehramt an Gymnasien)
  • PhD in Slavic, English, and German Linguistics (Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, 1991)
  • Study of psychology (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, 2000-2002)
  • ‘Habilitation’ in English Linguistics (Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, 2007)
  • Research assistant and teaching assignment (‘Lehrbeauftragte’) in Slavic linguistics (1991-1995)
  • Teaching assignment (‘Lehrbeauftragte’) in English Linguistics (since 2003)
  • Lecturer (‘Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben’) in English Linguistics (since 11/2009)
  • Interim Professor of English Linguistics and TEFL at the Karlsruhe University of Education (summer term 2011)

  • Attentional Intricacies: Parentheses in Cognition and in Text
  • Attention on Cause(s): Force Dynamics and Conceptual Alternativity
  • The Quotative System in English
  • Language across Modalities: Written Texts - Spoken Discourse - Netspeak
  • Multimodality: The Interactiopn of Verbal, Vocal, and Gestural Dimensions of Language

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(in preparation)
Keep -- A Cognitive-Semantic Analysis of a Four-Letter-Word. Parenthetical Constructions Revisited: Attention Direction in Written Language.

A Multimodal Analysis of Interactive Quotatives in English. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

“Attentional Profiles of Parentheses in Academic Prose and Poetic Composition: A Cross-Register Analysis” [Register revisited: New perspectives on functional text variety in English, edited by Christoph Schubert and Christina Sanchez-Stockhammer].

“How Attention Determines Meaning Sectors: A Cognitive-Semantic Case Study of the Steady-State Causatives Remain, Stay, Continue, Keep, Still, On”. Attention and Meaning. The Attentional Basis of Meaning, edited by Giorgio Marchetti, Giulio Benedetti, and Ahlam Alharbi.

Say, be like, quote (unquote), and the air-quotes: Interactive quotatives and their multimodal implications” English Today 29.4, 45-56.

(in press) “Cognitive Semantics goes multimodal: Looking at quot(ativ)es in face-to-face settings” International Journal of Cognitive Linguistics. ICLC 4.2.

(co-author Günther Lampert) … the ball seemed to keep rolling … Linking up Cognitive Systems in Language: Attention and Force Dynamics. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

“Attention to Style of Delivery: Linking up Cognitive and Register Perspectives on Quotatives.” [Conference proceedings]

“Attentional Profiles of parenthetical constructions: Some thoughts on a Cognitive-Semantic analysis of written language.” International Journal of Cognitive Linguistics 2.1.

(co-author Günther Lampert), “Where does evidentiality reside? Notes on (alleged) limiting cases: quotatives and seem-verbs.” STUF 63.4 – Language Typology and Universals. Special issue on the data base on evidentiality markers in European languages, edited by Björn Wiemer & Katerina Stathi. 308-321.

(co-author Günther Lampert) “Word-formation or word formation? The formation of complex words in Cognitive Linguistics.” In: Onysko & Michel (eds.) Word-Formation in Cognitive Linguistics. Berlin: De Gruyter, 29-73.

Attention and Recombinance: A Cognitive-Semantic Investigation into Morphological Compositionality in English. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. (Habil-Schrift)

“Attentional Processes in Complex Morphological Structures.” In: English in Space and Time. Englisch in Raum und Zeit. Forschungsbericht zu Ehren von Klaus Faiß, Petr Rösel (Hg.). Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 119-157.

(co-author Günther Lampert) The Conceptual Structure(s) of Modality: Essences and Ideology. Frankfurt/Main: Lang.

“Zum Status von -sja: Plädoyer für eine Konzeptuelle Semantik eines Grammatischen Morphems”. In: Slavistische Linguistik 1995, Wolfgang Girke (Hg.). München: Sagner, 227-254.

Die Parenthetische Konstruktion als Textuelle Strategie: Zur kognitiven und kommunikativen Basis einer Grammatischen Kategorie. München: Sagner (Dissertation)

“Nominale Determination als wissensbasierte Interaktion: Thesen zu einer kognitiven Fundierung”. In: Slavistische Linguistik 1988, Wolfgang Girke (Hg.). München: Sagner, 113-138.

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43rd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, 2.-5.9.2010, Vilnius (Lithuania)
“English Quotatives and/or/vs. Reportatives in the Euro-Evid Database?”

Stylistics across disciplines Conference, Leiden, 16.-17.6.2011
“Attention to Style of Delivery: Linking up Cognitive and Register Perspectives on Quotatives.”

China International Forum on Cognitive Linguistics 9, Beijing, 3.-10.7.2011
“Contextual Cuing: Toward an Attentional Analysis of Parenthetical Constructions.”

ILCL, Xi’an, China, 11.-17.7.2011
“Linking up three cognitive systems: The keep [VP]-ing construction” for the theme session on “Spatial Cognition in Talmy’s Cognitive Semantics.”

ICQM3 Augsburg, 19.-21.4.2012
"Attention to multimodal quotatives: say vs. be like vs. quote: Cognitive factors and contextual determinants"

DGKL conference Freiburg, 10.-12.10.2012
"Because I think she said I would kill you, and I was like, What? Embodied cognition and the case of quotativ
e like"

CaP 12, Osnabrück, First International Conference on Cognition and Poetics, 25-27.4.2013
“Attentional Profiles of Parentheses in Poetic Composition: Cognitive Underpinnings of Creative Thought”

Register Revisited, Vechta, 27-29.06.2013
“Attentional Profiles of Parentheses in Academic Prose and Poetic Composition: A Cross-Register Analysis”

ICLC Alberta, 23-28.06.2013
“A Multimodal Perspective on Cognitive Semantics: Integrating the Verbal, Vocal, and Gestural—A Look at Quot(ativ)es” (Theme Session: Consolidating a map of Talmyan cognitive semantics: Looking within, across, and beyond its systems, Thomas Li)

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