Selected Publications


2009. [with Geoffrey Leech, Christian Mair and Nicholas Smith]. Change in Contemporary English. A Grammatical Study. Cambridge: University Press.
2007. English Mediopassive Constructions. A Cognitive, Corpus-Based Study of Their Origin, Spread and Current Status. (Language and Computers.) Amsterdam: Rodopi.
1998. New Zealand English Grammar – Fact or Fiction? A Corpus-Based Study in Morphosyntactic Variation. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: Benjamins. (VEAW G23).

Edited volumes

In preparation. [with Danae Perez, Johannes Kabatek and Daniel Schreier], eds. English and Spanish in Contact: World Languages in Interaction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
In preparation. [with Anne Gardner and Angelika Linke], eds. Eighteenth-Century Ego Documents: The Individual in Society. Leiden: Brill.
In preparation. [with Daniel Schreier and Edgar Schneider], eds. The Cambridge Handbook of World Englishes. Cambridge: University Press.
2017. [with Sandra Mollin and Simone Pfenninger], eds. The Changing English Language: Psycholinguistic Perspectives. Cambridge: University Press.
2014a. ed. Late Modern English Syntax in Context. Cambridge: University Press.
2014b. [with Devyani Sharma], eds. English in the Indian Diaspora. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
2014c. [with Simone Pfenninger, Olga Timofeeva, Anne Gardner, Alpo Honkapohja and Daniel Schreier], eds. Contact, Variation, and Change in the History of English. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
2013. [with Daniel Schreier]. English as a Contact Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
2012. [with Ulrike Gut]. Mapping Unity and Diversity World-Wide. Corpus-Based Studies of New Englishes. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
2011. [with Joybrato Mukherjee]. Exploring Second-Language Varieties of English and Learner Englishes: Bridging a Paradigm Gap. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
2009. [with Andreas Jucker and Daniel Schreier]. Corpora: Pragmatics and Discourse. Papers from the Twenty-Ninth International Conference on English Language Research on Computerized Corpora (ICAME 29). Amsterdam: Rodopi.
2007. [with Carolin Biewer and Nadja Nesselhauf] Corpus Linguistics and the Web. (Language and Computers.) Amsterdam: Rodopi.
2000. [with Christian Mair] Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory. Papers from the Twentieth International Conference on English Language Research on Computerized Corpora (ICAME 20). Amsterdam: Rodopi.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

2018a. [with Elena Seoane]. Voice alternation and authorial presence: Variation across disciplinary areas in academic English. Journal of English Linguistics 46(1): 3-22.

2018b. [with Adina Staicov]. Identity in the London Indian Diaspora: Towards the quantification of qualitative data. World Englishes 37: 166-184. []

2018c. My language, my identity: Negotiating language use and attitudes in the New Zealand Fiji-Indian diaspora. Asian Englishes published online May 2018. []

2018d. [with Elena Seoane and Melanie Röthlisberger]. Predicting Voice Alternation Across Academic Englishes. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory published online, April 2018 []

2018e. [with Elena Callegaro, Simon Clematide and Sara Wick]. Variable article use with acronyms and initialisms – a contrastive analysis of English, German and Italian. Languages in Contrast published online, May 2018 [doi 10.1075/]

2017. [with Anne Gardner and Moira Kindlimann]. Digitization of the Mary Hamilton Papers. ICAME Journal 43: 3-30.
2016. [with Gerold Schneider and Elena Seoane]. The use of the be-passive in academic Englishes: Local vs global usage in an international language. Corpora 11(1): 31-63. [10.3366/corp.2016.0084]
2015. [with Lena Zipp and André Huber]. Attitudes towards varieties of English in Fiji: A shift to endonormativity? World Englishes 34(3): 688-707.
2014a. The demise of the being to V construction. Transactions of the Philological Society 112(2): 167-187.
2014b. Home is where you’re born: Negotiating identity in the diaspora. Studia Neophilologica 86(2): 125-137.
2013. [with David Denison]. Defining relatives. Journal of English Linguistics 41(2), 135-167.
2012a. [with Benedikt Szmrecsanyi]. Animacy in Early New Zealand English. English World-Wide 33(3), 241-263. [doi 10.1075/eww.33.3.01hun].
2012b. [with David Denison and Gerold Schneider]. Relative Complexity in Scientific Discourse. English Language and Linguistics 16(2), 209-240.
2012c. [with Sebastian Hoffmann and Joybrato Mukherjee]. The Hypothetical Subjunctive in South Asian Englishes – Local Developments in the Use of a Global Construction. English World-Wide 33(2), 147-164.
2012d. [with David Denison and Gerold Schneider]. Retrieving Relatives from Historical Data. Literary and Linguistic Computing. 27.1, 3-16.
2012e. Towards a corpus of New Zealand English: News from Erewhon? Te Reo: Journal of the Linguistic Society of New Zealand 55, 51-74.
2011. [with Sebastian Hoffmann and Joybrato Mukherjee]. Indian English – an Emerging Epicentre? A Pilot Study on Light-Verbs in Web-derived Corpora of South Asian Englishes. Anglia 12:3-4, 258-280.

Selected book chapters

Forthcoming. [with Anne Gardner]. "That idle chit chat?" The creation of female friendship through "conversation": Evidence from eighteenth-century diaries and letters. To appear in Marianne Hundt, Anne Gardner and Angelika Linke, eds. The Eighteenth Century in Ego Documents: The Individual in Society. Leiden: Brill.
2018a. Variable article use with institutional nouns: An ‘oddment’ of English? In Alex Ho-Cheong Leung and Wim van der Wurff, eds. The Noun Phrase in English: Past and Present. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 113-142. [doi 10.1075/la.246.05hun]
2018b. It is time that this (should) be studied across a broader range of Englishes: A global trip around mandative subjunctives. In Sandra Dehors, ed. Modeling World Englishes: Assessing the Interplay of Emancipation and Globalization of ESL Varieties. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 217-244. [doi 10.1075/veaw.g61.09hun]
2018c. It is important that mandatives (should) be studied across different World Englishes and from a construction grammar perspective. In Paloma Núñez Pertejo, María José López Couso, Belén Méndez Naya and Ignacio Palacios Martínez, eds. Crossing Linguistic Boundaries: Systemic, Synchronic and Diachronic Variation in English.  London: Bloomsbury.
2017a. [with Anne Gardner]. Corpus-based approaches: Watching English change. In L. Brinton. Ed. English Historical Linguistics: Approaches and Perspectives. Cambridge: University Press.
2017b. [with Sandra Mollin and Simone Pfenninger]. Language history meets psychology. In Marianne Hundt, Sandra Mollin and Simone Pfenninger, eds. The Changing English Language: Psycholinguistic Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge university Press, 1-17.
2016a. Error, feature, (incipient) change – or something else altogether? On the role of low-frequency deviant patterns for the description of Englishes. In E. Seoane and C. Suárez-Gómez, eds. World Englishes: New Theoretical and Methodological Considerations. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 37-60.
2016b. Who is the/a/ø professor at your university? A construction-grammar view on changing article use with single role predicates in American English. In M. J. López-Couso, B. Méndez-Naya, P. Núñez-Pertejo & I. M. Palacios-Martínez, eds. Corpus Linguistics on the Move: Exploring and Understanding English Through Corpora. Amsterdam & New York: Brill/Rodopi, 227-258. (DOI 10.1163/9789004321342_012)
2015a. Do-support in early New Zealand and Australian English. In P. Collins. Ed. Grammatical Change in English World-Wide. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 65-86.
2015b. Heterogeneity vs. homogeneity. In A. Auer, R. J. Watts & D. Schreier. Eds. Letter Writing and Language Change. Cambridge: University Press, 72-100.
2014a. "Books that sell" - mediopassives and the modification constraint. In M. Hundt. Ed. Late Modern English Syntax in Context. Cambridge: University Press, 90-109.
2014b. Introduction: Late Modern English syntax in its linguistic and sociohistorical context. To appear in M. Hundt, ed. Late modern English Syntax un Context.
2014c. Zero articles in Indian Englishes: a comparison of primary and secondary diaspora situations. In M. Hundt & D. Sharma. Eds. English in the Indian Diaspora. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 131-170.
2014d. Introduction. In M. Hundt & D. Sharma. Eds. English in the Indian Diaspora. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 1-8.
2013. The diversification of English: Old, new and emerging epicentres. In D. Schreier & M. Hundt. Eds. English as a Contact Language. Cambridge: University Press, 182-203.
2012. [with Gerold Schneider]. “Off with their Heads”: Profiling TAM in ICE Corpora. In M. Hundt & U. Gut. Eds. Mapping Unity and Diversity World-Wide: Corpus-Based Studies of New Englishes. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: Benjamins, 1-34.
2009a. Global feature – local norms? A case study on the progressive passive. In L. Siebers & T. Hoffmann. Eds. World Englishes – Problems, Properties and Prospects. (VEAW G40). Amsterdam and Philadelphia: Benjamins, 287-308.
2009b. Concord with collective nouns in Australian and New Zealand English. In P. Peters & A. Smith. Eds. Comparative Studies in Australian and New Zealand English: Grammar and Beyond. (VEAW G39). Amsterdam and Philadelphia: Benjamins, 205-222.
2009c. Colonial lag, colonial innovation, or simply language change? In G. Rohdenburg & J. Schlüter. Eds. One Language, Two Grammars: Morphosyntactic Differences between British and American English. Cambridge: University Press, 13-37.

Handbook articles

Forthcoming . Change in grammar. To appear in B. Aarts, J. Bowie & Gergana Popova, eds. Oxford Handbook of English Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2016. Global spread of English: processes of change. In M. Kytö & P. Pahta, eds. The Cambridge Handbook of English Historical Linguistics. Cambridge: University Press, 335-346.
2015. World Englishes. In D. Biber & R. Reppen, eds. The Cambridge Handbook of English Corpus Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 381-400.
2013. Using web-based data for the study of global English. In M. Krug & J. Schlüter. Eds. Research Methods in Language Variation and Change. Cambridge: University Press, 158-177.
2012a. Varieties of English: Australian/ New Zealand English. In A. Bergs & L. Brinton. Eds. Historical Linguistics of English: An International Handbook. [HSK 43.2]. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 1995-2012.
2012b. [with Geoffrey Leech]. Small is Beautiful – On the Value of Standard Reference Corpora for Observing Recent Grammatical Change. In T. Nevalainen & E. Traugott. Eds. The Oxford Handbook of the History of English. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 175-188.
2008. Text Corpora. In A. Lüdeling & M. Kytö. Eds. Corpus Linguistics. [HSK 29.1]. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 168-187.
2004. [with Elizabeth Gordon and Jennifer Hay]. New Zealand English Morphosyntax. In B. Kortmann, K. Burridge, R. Mesthrie & E. Schneider. Eds. A Handbook of Varieties of English. Vol. 2: Morphology and Syntax. Berlin, New York: de Gruyter, 17-49.