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Prof. Dr. Thomas Hoffmann (Chair of English Language and Linguistics)

Thomas Hoffmann
Name: Prof. Dr. Thomas Hoffmann
Address: Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Universitätsallee 1
85072 Eichstätt
Building: UA
Room: 208
Phone: +49 (0)8421 93-21358
Email: thomas.hoffmann@ku.de
Consultation: During term time: Thursday, 2-3pm

Academic Functions

  • Dean of the School of Languages and Literature Studies

Research Interests


  • Construction Grammar
  • Variation and Change
  • Cognitive Sociolinguistics
  • New Englishes
  • Acoustic Phonetics

Academic CV


since 2015                   Chair of English Language and Linguistics
(KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)
 

WS 2014/2015     
        Chair (W3) offered by KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (accepted)
Chair (W3) offered by Saarland University (declined)
Professorship (W2) offered by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (declined)

 WS 2012/2013            Substitute Professor (W3)
(Bayreuth University)

2010-2014                   Assistant Professor (W1 | Tenure Track)

(Osnabrück University)

2008-2010                   Assistant Professor  ("Akademischer Rat a.Z." 
| without Tenure Track)
(Regensburg University) 

2004-2007                    Lecturer

(Regensburg University)


I have just started uploading a couple of video tutorials and lectures on Youtube.
These can be accessed at
http://www.youtube.com/user/hoffmann070276



Downloadable pre-publication drafts of all my papers and an up-to-date CV can be found on
Academia.edu

Publications


Books

under contract. Construction Grammar: The Structure of English. (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2014. Comparing English Comparative Correlatives. ['Habilitationsschrift' / Post-Doc thesis]

2011. Preposition Placement in English: A Usage-based Approach. (Studies in English Language.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Edited volumes

2017. with A. Bergs, eds. Cognitive Approaches to the History of English. Special Issue of English Language and Linguistics 21(2).

2014. with Sarah Buschfeld, Magnus Huber and Alexander Kautzsch, eds. The Evolution of Englishes The Dynamic Model and beyond. (Varieties of English Around the World G49.) Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

2013. with G. Trousdale, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2011. with G. Trousdale, eds. Variation, Change and Constructions in English. Special Issue of Cognitive Linguistics 22(1).

2009. with L. Siebers, eds. World Englishes – Problems, Properties and Prospects. (Varieties of English Around the World G40.) Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins.


Journal Articles

fc. "'Too many Americans are trapped in fear, violence and poverty': A psychology-informed sentiment analysis of campaign speeches from the 2016 US Presidential Election". Linguistics Vanguard.

2017. "Construction Grammar as Cognitive Structuralism: The interaction of constructional networks and processing in the diachronic evolution of English Comparative Correlatives". Special Issue of English Language and Linguistics 21(2): 349-373.

2017. with A. Bergs. "Introduction: Cognitive approaches to the history of English". Special Issue of English Language and Linguistics 21(2): 193-202.

2017. "Multimodal Constructs – Multimodal Constructions? The Role of Constructions in the Working Memory". Linguistics Vanguard 3(1) .

2016. with Nikki van de Pol. "With or Without with: The Constructionalization of the with-Augmented Absolute in English". Journal of English Linguistics 44(4): 318-345.

2015. "Cognitive Sociolinguistic Aspects of Football Chants: The Role of Social and Physical Context in Usage-based Construction Grammar”. Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 63(3): 273-294.

2011. with G. Trousdale. "Variation, Change and Constructions in English: Introduction". Cognitive Linguistics 22(1): 1–23.

2011. "Never end a sentence with a preposition! That is something up with which I will not put!". Cambridge Extra at the LinguistList

2011. "The Black Kenyan English vowel system: An acoustic phonetic analysis". English World-Wide 32(2): 147-173.

2007. "'Good is good and bad is bad': But how do we know which one we had?" Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory 3(1): 87-98.

2007. "Complements versus adjuncts: A Construction Grammar approach of English prepositional phrases". Occasional Papers in Language and Linguistics (University of Nairobi) 3: 92-119.

2006. "Corpora and introspection as corroborating evidence: The case of preposition placement in English relative clauses". Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory 2(2): 165-195.

2005. "Variable vs. categorical effects: Preposition pied piping and stranding in British English relative clauses". Journal of English Linguistics 33(3): 257-297.


Articles in Edited Volumes

2018. "Comparing Comparative Correlatives: The German vs. English construction network”. In: H. C. Boas and A. Ziem, eds. Constructional Approaches to Argument Structure in German. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

2017. "From constructions to Construction Grammar". In: Barbara Dancygier, ed. The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 284-309.

2017. "Construction Grammars". In: Barbara Dancygier, ed. The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 310-329.

2014. with Alexander Bergs. "Are you a construction in disguise? - Soziale und physische Kontexteigenschaften von Fußballgesangskonstruktionen". In: A. Ziem und Alexander Lasch, eds. Konstruktionsgrammatik IV: Konstruktionen als soziale Konventionen und kognitive Routinen. Tübingen. Stauffenburg, 115-131.

2014. "The cognitive evolution of Englishes: The role of constructions in the Dynamic Model". In Sarah Buschfeld, Thomas Hoffmann, Magnus Huber and Alexander Kautzsch, eds. The Evolution of Englishes The Dynamic Model and beyond. (Varieties of English Around the World G49.) Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 160-180.

2014. with Sarah Buschfeld, Magnus Huber and Alexander Kautzsch. "The evolution of Englishes: The Dynamic Model and beyond". In Sarah Buschfeld, Thomas Hoffmann, Magnus Huber and Alexander Kautzsch, eds. The Evolution of Englishes The Dynamic Model and beyond. (Varieties of English Around the World G49.) Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1-17.

2014. with Sarah Buschfeld, Magnus Huber and Alexander Kautzsch. "Editors’ preface". In Sarah Buschfeld, Thomas Hoffmann, Magnus Huber and Alexander Kautzsch, eds. The Evolution of Englishes The Dynamic Model and beyond. (Varieties of English Around the World G49.) Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins, xi-xviii.

2013. with Meike Pfaff and Alexander Bergs.“I was just reading this article – On the expression of Recentness and the English Past Progressive”. In: B. Aarts, J. Close, G. Leech and S. Wallis, eds. The English Verb Phrase: Corpus Methodology and Current Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 217-238.

2013. "Obtaining introspective acceptability judgements". In: M. Krug und J. Schlüter, eds. Research Methods in Language Variation and Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2013. "Abstract phrasal and clausal constructions". In: G. Trousdale and Th. Hoffmann, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 307-328.

2013. with G. Trousdale. "Construction Grammar: Introduction". In: G. Trousdale and Th. Hoffmann, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1-12.

2013. The following entries in Christa Dürscheid und Stefan Schierholz, eds. Syntax. (Wörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft 1.2). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter: "Adkopulaphrase", "Adverbialphrase", "Agreement-Phrase", "Apokoinukonstruktion", "Artikelphrase", "Determinansphrase", "Koinon", "Kopfbewegung", "Präpositionalphrase", "Verbalphrase".

2010. "White Kenyan English". In: D. Schreier, P. Trudgill, E. Schneider and J.P. Williams, Hrsg. The Lesser-known Varieties of English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 286-312.

2009. with L. Siebers. "World Englishes – Problems, Properties and Prospects: Introduction". In: Th. Hoffmann and L. Siebers, Hrsg. World Englishes – Problems, Properties and Prospects. (Varieties of English Around the World G40.) Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins, xv–xx.

2008. "English relative clauses and Construction Grammar: A topic which preposition placement can shed light on?". In G. Trousdale and N. Gisborne, Hrsg. Constructional Explanations in English Grammar. Berlin : Mouton de Gruyter, 77-112.

2007. "'I need data which I can rely on': Corroborating empirical evidence on preposition placement in English relative clauses". S. Featherston and W. Sternefeld, Hrsg. Roots: Linguistics in Search of its Evidential Base. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 161-183.


Reviews

2017. "Debra Ziegeler. 2015. Converging grammars: Constructions in Singapore English. (Language Contact and Bilingualism 11). Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. Pp. xiv + 294. ISBN 9781614514091." In: English Language and Linguistics.

2013. “Joybrato Mukherjee & Magnus Huber (eds.). 2012. Corpus Linguistics and Variation in English: Theory and Description. Language and Computers: Studies in Practical Linguistics 75. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 258 pp”. In: Anglia 131,2-3: 1-4.

2012. "Alexander Clark, Chris Fox, and Shalom Lappin, eds. 2010. The Handbook of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell"", eLANGUAGE http://elanguage.net/blogs/booknotices/?p=2138

2012. “Peter Auer and Stefan Pfänder, eds. 2011. Constructions: Emerging and Emergent. (Publications of the School of Language and Literature Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies 6.) Berlin: De Gruyter. Mouton.” LINGUISTlist http://linguistlist.org/issues/23/23-1581.html

2012. “Heidrun Dorgeloh and Anja Wanner, eds. 2010. Syntactic Variation and Genre. (Topics in English linguistics 70.) Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton." eLANGUAGE http://elanguage.net/blogs/booknotices/?p=2183

2011. “Stefan Sudhoff. 2010. Focus particles in German: Syntax, Prosody, and Information Structure. (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 151.) Amsterdam: John Benjamins.” eLANGUAGE. http://elanguage.net/blogs/booknotices/?cat=185

2011. “Dagmar Barth-Weingarten, Nicole Dehé, and Anne Wichmann, eds. 2009. Where prosody meets pragmatics. (Studies in Pragmatics 8.) Bingley, UK: Emerald.” eLANGUAGE http://elanguage.net/blogs/booknotices/?p=1616

2010. “Daniel Schreier. 2008. St Helenian English: Origins, Evolution and Variation. (Varieties of English around the world G37.) Amsterdam: John Benjamins.” eLANGUAGE. http://elanguage.net/blogs/booknotices/?p=937

2010. “Martin Hilpert. 2008. Germanic Future Constructions: A Usage-based Approach to Language Change. (Constructional approaches to language 7.) Amsterdam: John Benjamins.” eLANGUAGE. http://elanguage.net/blogs/booknotices/?p=933

2010. “Winnie Cheng, Chris Greaves, and Martin Warren. 2008. A Corpus-driven Study of Discourse Intonation: The Hong Kong Corpus of Spoken English (prosodic). (Studies in corpus linguistics 32.) Amsterdam: John Benjamins.” eLANGUAGE http://www.elanguage.net/blogs/booknotices/?p=919

2009. “Sebastian M. Rasinger, 2008. Quantitative Research in Linguistics. (Research Methods in Linguistics.) London: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.” LINGUIST List 20.4225 http://linguistlist.org/issues/20/20-4225.html

2009. “Rajend Mesthrie and Rakesh M. Bhatt. 2008. World Englishes: The Study of New Linguistic Varieties. (Key Topics in Sociolinguistics.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.” LINGUIST List 20.1355. http://www.linguistlist.org/issues/20/20-1355.html

2005. “John C. Paolillo, Analyzing Linguistic Variation: Statistical Models and Methods. Stanford, California: CSLI Publications.” Journal of Sociolinguistics 9,2: 293-298.