Michelle Weckermann

Junior Lecturer
English Linguistics
Phone: +49 821 598 - 5749
Email:
Room: 4038 (D)
Address: Universitätsstraße 10, 86159 Augsburg

Office Hours

During term:
 

  • Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am
     

The office hours during term break will be announced in the News section.

Curriculum Vitae

 

since 2019

Research Assistant at Augsburg University
 

2017 - 2018  

M.A. in Linguistics with a Specialisation in Pragmatics, University College London, UK

M.A. Thesis: ‘Polysemy: An Analysis from a Cross-Linguistic Perspective’
 

2014 - 2017

B.A. in English Language and Linguistics, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

Research interests

  • Pragmatics (also variational and cross-cultural pragmatics)

  • Figurative language

  • Cognitive linguistics

  • Language acquisition

  • Lexical semantics

Current projects

My ongoing PhD project looks at prepositions through a cognitive semantic lens. The aim is to develop semantic networks modelling the polysemy of eight English prepositions based on natural corpus data. A cross-linguistic comparative perspective is also included, in order to see whether the polysemy of the English prepositions is mirrored when compared to their German translation counterparts.

Conferences

IPrA (2021): Prepositions in a Cognitive Linguistics Framework: A Cross-Linguistic Comparison of Semantic Networks Between German and English Prepositions.

 

ICAME 42 (2021): Prepositions in a Cognitive Linguistics Framework: A Cross-Linguistic Comparison of Semantic Networks Between German and English Prepositions.

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