Welcome

About me

I am a interim professor for romance linguistics at the Department of Romance Philology at the University of Freiburg. My research focuses on language in its context of use, mainly in oral communication but also in written media. I am inspired by interactional, cognitive and usage based approaches in linguistics.

My research interests include:

  • Linguistic structure and social interaction
  • Language variation and change
  • Digital humanities, language corpora, corpus technology

My current projects focus on:

  • Knowledge transmission in interaction
  • Pragmatic particles
  • Inferences in interaction and language change
  • Remembering in conversation, fragmented syntax and polyphony

On www.body-knowledge.org you will find information on the project "Body knowledge. Multimodal practices for instructing corporeal-performative knowledge in interaction".

The project is supported by a grant from the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg and the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg (Research Seed Capital - RiSC).

My profile on ResearchGate

Events

Upcoming events

Talk: "Requests for confirmation in Spanish", 3rd Meeting of the DFG research network 'Interactional Linguistics', IDS Mannheim, September 23-25, 2020. Network web site

Symposium: "Norm, Abweichung, Autorität: Aushandlungsprozesse beim Arbeiten mit und an Sprache(n) in der sozialen Interaktion", Organizers: Oliver Ehmer & Florence Oloff, U Würzburg, NEW DATE: September 15-17, 2021. Call For Papers

Recent events in 2020

Talk: "Enseñanza de prácticas corporales. Perspectivas desde la lingüística interaccional", U Nacional de Hurlingham (Argentina), march 5, 2020.

Talk: "Konstruktionen im Kontext. Überlegungen zu einer 'ökologischen' Konstruktionsgrammatik", Workshop Konstruktionsgrammatik 'Under [a] construction [grammar approach] 2', U Regensburg, January 24, 2020.

Workshop: "CARM. Conversation Analytic Role-play Method", Invited scientist: Elizabeth Stokoe (U Loughborough), Ulderup Master Class, Funded by the Dr. Jürgen und Irmgard Ulderup Stiftung and the Verein für Gesprächsforschung e.V., Organizers: Oliver Ehmer, Philipp Freyburger & Florence Oloff, U Freiburg, January 2020, 16-18. Workshop website

Past events

Information about events in 2019.