Welcome

About me

I am an assistant professor in linguistics at the Department of Romance Philology at the University of Freiburg (Akademischer Rat a.Z.). 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: "Antrittsvorlesung" (title t.b.a.), Haus zur Lieben Hand 'Großer Saal', U Freiburg, May 20, 2020.

Symposium: "Norm, Abweichung, Autorität: Aushandlungsprozesse beim Arbeiten mit und an Sprache(n) in der sozialen Interaktion", Organizers: Oliver Ehmer & Florence Oloff, U Bochum, September 2020, 8-11. Call For Papers

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

Recent events

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

Conference section: "'How to get things done' - Instruktionen und Aufforderungen in der Interaktion”, Conference of the Society for Applied Linguistics (Gesellschaft für Angewandte Linguistik GAL e.V.), September 18–20, 2019, U Halle, Organizers: Oliver Ehmer & Florence Oloff.  Conference web site, call for papers, program, NEW: conference report

Talk: "Requests for confirmation in peninsular Spanish", 2nd Meeting of the DFG research network 'Interactional Linguistics', IDS Mannheim, September 11-13, 2019. Network web site NEW: meeting report

Workshop: "Navigating participation frameworks in instructional settings", Invited scientist: Darren Reed (U York), U Freiburg, August 26-30, 2019.

Workshop: "Teaching by doing. Demonstration and performance in climbing and dance instruction", Invited scientist: Emily Hofstetter (U Linköping), U Freiburg, July 8-11, 2019.

Talk: "Fuzzy boundaries in quotations", Conference of the International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis (IIEMCA), Mannheim, July 2–5, 2019, with Daniel Mandel. Conference web site, abstract

Talk: "Adaptability in Instruction", Conference of the International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis (IIEMCA), Mannheim, July 2–5, 2019. Conference web siteabstract

Talk: "Question tags in Spanish", 1st Meeting of the DFG research network 'Interactional Linguistics', U Freiburg, March 20-22, 2019. Network web site

Talk: "Aligning Bodies in Demonstrations. Corporeal Adjustment and Synchronization in the Interactive Transmission of Body Knowledge", International symposium: "Transferring embodied knowledge". Multimodal approaches to interactive practices for knowledge constitution". U Freiburg, February 26, 2019. Abstract

Symposium: "Transferring embodied knowledge. Multimodal approaches to interactive practices for knowledge constitution", International symposium, U Freiburg, February 25-26, 2019, Organizers: Oliver Ehmer & Geert Brône. Program book