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English Department Marianne Hundt

Prof. Dr. Marianne Hundt


Marianne Hundt has been Professor of English Linguistics at Zürich University since August 2008. Prior to that she held a chair of English Linguistics at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (2003-2008).

She obtained her doctoral and post-doctoral degrees at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg and was a visiting scholar at Portland State University, Oregon (USA) and at Victoria University, Wellington (New Zealand).

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Previously held positions and education

1992 - 1996 Predoctoral Fellow, Freiburg University, Germany
1996 PhD English and German Philology, Freiburg University
1997 - 2003 Assistant Professor, English Department, Freiburg University (Assistant to Prof. Dr. Christian Mair)
1998 Visiting Professor, Portland State University, Oregon (USA)
2002 Habilitation (English Philology)
2003 - 2008 Chair of English Linguistics (C4) at the English Department, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany
2007/08 Visiting Professor, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand

Invited lectures

2021 From the Page to the Screen: Digitising Manuscripts for Research in Linguistics. (Invited expert lecture to the SFB1102 [Information Density and Linguistic Encoding] Language Science Colloquium, 22 July, 2021).

2019 Revisiting the emergence of N-is focaliser constructions. (Keynote lecture at the English Noun Phrase Workshop, Vienna, 12 July, 2019).

2019 On models and modelling. (Plenary at the IAWE conference, Limerick, 22 June, 2019).

2017 What's behind Variation with (a) lot (of)? A View from World Englishes. (The University of Hong Kong, School of English, Seminar Series, 12 October 2017).

2017 Morphosyntactic Variation in World Englishes - The Corpus-Based Approach. (Plenary at the ISLE Summer School, University of Regensburg, 5 October, 2017).

2016 My language, my identity: Negotiating language use in the Fiji-Indian diaspora in New Zealand. (Plenary at the 2nd International Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration, Rapallo, 23 September 2016).

2015 Language and discursive identity construction (Lecture series "Mehrsprachigkeit, Sprachkontakt & Bildungsbiographie", Hildesheim, 02 February 2015).

2014 When the numbers get low. Infrequent patterns and language (change) (Lecture series "Frequency, salience, and cognition: new departures in usage-based linguistics", Graduate School "Frequency Effects in Language" (Graduiertenkolleg 1624), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) Freiburg, Germany, 02 June 2014).

2014 Some Scotch ... are gone down to Wellington: The language of early settlers in New Zealand (Guest lecture, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, 13 February 2014).

2013 Error, feature, (incipient) change - or something else altogether? Englishes Today: Theoretical and methodological issues, Vigo (18-19 October 2013).

2013 Home is where you're born: negotiating identity in the diaspora. 12th Conference of the Nordic Association of English Studies: Places and Non-places of English, Uppsala (10-12 October 2013).

2013 Who is the/a/ø professor of English at your university? ICAME 34 conference, English corpus linguistics on the move: Applications and implications, Santiago de Compostela (22-26 May 2013).

2011 Relatives in scientific English: Variation across time and space. CLAVIER 11 conference: Tracking Language Change in Specialised and Professional Genres, Modena (24-26 November 2011).

2008 My language, my identity - Fiji Indians in New Zealand. First Triennial Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE), Freiburg (08-11 October 2008).

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