Survey Seminar Series Autumn 2021

The following research seminars took place during the Autumn term.

Abstracts are not published. Writing an abstract for one of these talks was a MAEL Research Methods Assignment.

Both seminars were on Zoom.

Tuesday 23 November, 4.15pm

  Robbie Love (Aston University)

Modality in spoken British English

Bio: Dr Robbie Love is a Lecturer in English Language at Aston University, UK, where he leads the Aston Corpus Linguistics Research Group. Among other interests, he uses corpus methods to research contemporary spoken English – how it varies and how it is changing – and has published research on a range of topics, including modality, adverbs, swearing, language education, sexuality and public discourse. He sits on the Executive Committee of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL).

Thursday 9 December, 4.15pm

Hans-Jörg Schmid (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität-München)

Deconstructing constructions and reconstructing them in a more dynamic way

Bio: Hans-Jörg Schmid is Professor of English Linguistics at Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich. His research has been devoted to a wide range of fields in linguistics including lexical semantics, grammar, cognitive linguistics, corpus linguistics, word-formation, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and linguistic theory. His many publications include the 2020 monograph The Dynamics of the Linguistic System: Usage, Conventionalization, and Entrenchment, the 2016 work English Morphology and Word-Formation, and (with Friedrich Ungerer) the seminal work An Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics. He is the editor of the journal Pragmatics and Cognition.

All welcome!

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