Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University, LA1 4YT, United Kingdom
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Dr Willem Hollmann

Willem Hollmann

Lecturer in Linguistics

Degree: MA (Amsterdam), MA (Manchester), PhD (Manchester)

Associated research centres and groups: Cognitive Linguistics, University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language (UCREL)


Potential Doctoral Proposals

I would be happy to receive applications in any of these areas: cognitive-typological linguistic theory (especially construction grammar and the usage-based model), language change and the history of English, dialect grammar, as well as the arsenal of research methods used in all these areas of linguistics.

Research interests

My research falls into three "strands" (where I use scare quotes to signal that these strands aren't completely separate but overlap to quite a large extent):

In terms of PhD supervision, I would be happy to receive applications in any of these areas, i.e. cognitive-typological linguistic theory (especially construction grammar and the usage-based model), language change and the history of English, dialect grammar, as well as the arsenal of research methods used in all these areas of linguistics. Currently I supervise or co-supervise 8 PhD students working in these areas: Nadia Al'Orainy, Caterina Guardamagna, Yueyuan Li, Bethan McCarthy, Barbara Hindley, Soyoon Park, Vittorio Tantucci and Maya Zara.

Papers in refereed journals:

Chapters in edited volumes:

PhD thesis:

Other:

Teaching

I convene the following undergraduate modules: LING 103 Linguistics, LING 203 English Sounds and Structures (term 1, in which we focus on grammar), LING 305 Topics in Linguistic Theory (term 1, in which we focus on cognitive linguistics), LING 313 Language Change in English and Beyond, and LING 315 Forensic Linguistics. At postgraduate level I teach LING 490 English Grammar, and also run modules on English grammar for our Hong Kong and MA in English Language by Distance programmes.

Administration

My main admin responsibility in the Department is Director of Studies for Part II. Outside the Department, I am very active in relation to linguistics and education/pedagogy. On the national level, I'm a member of the LAGB's Education Committee, Secretary of the Committee for Linguistics in Education (CLIE), and a member of the UK Linguistics Olympiad committee (UKLO).


Associated Keywords: Cognitive linguistics, Corpus linguistics, Dialect, Dialectology, Educational linguistics, English grammar, English language, History of English, Language change, Language typology, Linguistics, Semantics, Sociolinguistics

 

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