Doctoral Dissertations

In Progress

Oppliger, Rahel. The role of noun phrase modifiers in referring expressions in interactive, task-oriented conversation. (Working title)

Willimann, Sophie. Variation in subject argument expression in written English. (Working title)

Van Driessche, Laetitia. Prepositional phrases as a distinguishing feature of World Englishes. (Working title)

Completed

2018

Röthlisberger, Melanie. Syntactic Weight as Determinant of Grammatical Variation in Twentieth-Century British and American English: A Parser-Based Approach (2011-2013 sole supervisor, from 2014: external supervisor at the University of Leuven).

2017

Callegaro, Elena. Variable Article Use; A Contrastive Study of English and German (part of SPARCLING project).

Lehmann, Hans Martin. Syntactic variation, change, and lexical preference: a corpus-based study. (cumulative)

2016

Staicov, Adina. "I feel like I'm a born again Chinese – but kinda fake": Ethnic identity construction in San Francisco Chinatown's diaspora community.

2013

Gardner, Anne-Christine. Derivation in Middle and Early Modern English - Affixation across Dialects and Text Types.

Neukom-Hermann, Anja. Scope Inversion in English and German: A Corpus Linguistic Study of the Semantics and Pragmatics of All … Not Constructions

2010

Senkbeil, Karsten. The Language of Sports: A Corpus-Assisted Discourse Study.

Zipp, Lena. Exo- and Endonormative Models in Fiji - A Corpus-Based Study on the Dynamics of First and Second Language Varieties with a Focus on Indo-Fijian English. VEAW G47