Teaching

In the linguistics department at the University of Konstanz, we are currently looking for students with experience in Lexical Functional Grammar and/or diachronic syntactic corpora to serve as student assistants (HiWis) on small-scale research projects. You can read more about the scheme here. If you are a University of Konstanz student and are interested, drop me an email!

I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK.

I have acted as lecturer and convener for the following courses:

Lexical Functional Grammar| University of Konstanz | 2019/20

  • An MA-level course which introduces the basic principles underlying LFG, as well as the formalism and notation.
  • Students practice working with the formalism in a step-by-step approach and explores how LFG can be used to analyse various phenomena from a wide range of world languages.

Middle English | University of Konstanz | 2020

  • An MA-level course which explores points of linguistic interest in Middle English and discusses processes of language change underway during the period.
  • Also features a practical component where students develop skills in reading, translating and commenting on Middle English texts

Analysing Syntactic Change | University of Konstanz | 2019/20

  • An MA-level course which examines how various syntactic change phenomena can be analysed within a theoretical framework of syntax, in particular that of Lexical-Functional Grammar.
  • Also features a practical component introducing students to historical treebanks.

Sociolinguistics | University of Konstanz | 2019/20

  • A BA-level course which introduces key topics in in sociolinguistics with respect to core linguistic areas (phonetics, phonology, morphosyntax, semantics, pragmatics).

LELA30961/60961 Historical Syntax | University of Manchester | 2018

  • A third-year course (30 students) on grammatical change, with theoretical and practical components.
  • Includes an enhanced version for MA students.

LELA20091 Old & Middle English | University of Manchester | 2018

  • A second-year course (60 students) introducing Old and Middle English language and exploring points of linguistic interest.

I also taught as a Graduate Teaching Assistant on the following courses:

LELA10301 English Word & Sentence Structure| University of Manchester | 2017

  • First-year undergraduate course introducing core concepts in morphology and syntax as applied to the study of English.
  • 10 seminars for 4 groups of 25 students.

LELA20091 Introduction to Old English | University of Manchester | 2016

  • Second-year undergraduate course introducing the Old English language and exploring points of linguistic interest.
  • 6 seminars for 1 group of 25 students.

LELA10301 English Grammar & Morphology | University of Manchester | 2016

  • First-year undergraduate course introducing core concepts in morphology and syntax as applied to the study of English.
  • 10 seminars for 3 groups of 20 students.