Sarah Buschfeld is a full professor of English Linguistics (Multilingualism) at TU Dortmund University (Germany), after previous appointments at the universities of Regensburg and Cologne. She has worked on postcolonial and non-postcolonial varieties of English (e.g. English in Cyprus, Greece, Namibia, Singapore, and St. Maarten) and in the field of language acquisition and multilingualism. She has written and edited several articles and books on these topics and explores the boundaries between such disciplines and their concepts.
Lecture title: “Modelling lesser known varieties and emergent contexts of World Englishes”
Martin Hilpert is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland). He holds a PhD from Rice University. He is interested in cognitive linguistics, language change, construction grammar, and corpus linguistics. He has published books such as “Constructional Change in English” (2013, Cambridge University Press), “Construction Grammar and its Application to English” (2014, Edinburgh University Press), and “Ten lectures on Diachronic Construction Grammar” (2021, Brill). He is co-editor of the journal “Functions of Language” and associate editor of “Cognitive Linguistics”.
Lecture title: “Do clippings differ semantically from their source words? A corpus-based intro/introduction”
Gunther Kaltenböck is Professor of English Linguistics at the Karl-Franzens University of Graz (Austria). His main research interests lie in the domain of Cognitive-Functional Grammar, syntactic variation and change, and pragmatics and the communicative function of linguistic elements in speaker–hearer interaction. His recent publications include, among many others, the following monographs and edited volumes: The rise of discourse markers (Cambridge University Press, 2021; with Bernd Heine, Tania Kuteva & Haiping Long), Grammar and Cognition: Dualistic Models of Language Structure and Language Processing (Benjamins, 2020; with Alexander Haselow), Investigating stance in English: Synchrony and diachrony (special issue of Language Sciences, 2020; with María José López-Couso & Belén Méndez-Naya) and Insubordination: theoretical and empirical issues (De Gruyter, 2019; with Karin Beijering & María Sol Sansin͂ena).
Lecture title: “Just so you know: On the recent emergence of a new discourse marker”
Dr. Simona Mancini is a Ramón y Cajal Fellow and leader of the Neurolinguistics and Aphasia Group at the Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (Spain). She obtained her PhD in Cognitive Science from the University of Siena (Italy). Her scientific activity lies at the intersection between theoretical linguistics and cognitive neuroscience, focusing on core computational mechanisms and their processing correlates in adult speakers, but also second-language and language-impaired speakers, using behavioral and neuro-imaging techniques.
Lecture title: “Modeling agreement comprehension”
Ole Schützler is Professor for Varieties of English at Leipzig University (Germany). He holds a doctoral and a postdoctoral degree from the University of Bamberg. Generally working within the frameworks of quantitative sociolinguistics/sociophonetics and corpus linguistics, Ole takes a general interest in variation and change in English. Major research projects have included an investigation of accent variation in Scottish Standard English as well as an investigation of formal and functional characteristics of concessive constructions in varieties of English world-wide.
Lecture title: “Cognitive and statistical models of constructional variation”
Dr Caroline Tagg is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and English Language at the Open University (UK). Her research focuses on the language of mobile messaging and other forms of social media. Her latest book is Mobile Messaging and Resourcefulness: a post-digital ethnography (co-authored with Dr Agnieszka Lyons, published by Routledge, 2022). She is Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Discourse, Context & Media, and Secretary of the British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL).
Lecture title: “Mobile conversations in context: Exploring the impact of the offline on mediated exchanges in English”