Mag. Dr. Lotte Sommerer
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Monday 11:00-12:00

Consultation hours: Monday 11:00-12:00
or by appointment

Summer term 2019
122222 SE Linguistics Seminar / BA Paper - Introduction to Diachronic Usage-based Cognitive Construction Grammar
128141 FS FS Research Seminar I - Grammaticalization and Lexicalization in the English Noun Phrase



Sommerer, L 2019, (submitted) Constructionalization and constructional death – investigating the demise of ‘Poss+Dem constructions’ in Old English. in L Sommerer & E Smirnova (eds), Nodes and Networks.Advances in Diachronic Construction Grammar. Constructional Approaches to Language, John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Smirnova, E & Sommerer, L 2019, (submitted) The nature of the node and the network: open questions in Diachronic Construction Grammar. in Nodes and Networks. Advances in Diachronic Construction Grammar. Constructional Approaches to Language, John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Sommerer, L 2018, Article Emergence in Old English. A Constructionalist Perspective. Topics in English Linguistics (TIEL), vol. 99, De Gruyter Mouton.


Sommerer, L 2016, Investigating the acquisition of perfective aspect in the German EFL classroom – a constructional sketch. in D Lindner, R Beer, S Gabriel & T Krobath (eds), Dialog Forschung. Forschungsband 2015. : Schriften der Kirchlichen Pädagogischen Hochschule Wien/Krems, Band 12. vol. 12, LIT Verlag, pp. 157-168.

Sommerer, L, Smirnova, E, Gildea, S & Barðdal, J (eds) 2015, Diachronic Construction Grammar. Constructional Approaches to Language , vol. 18, John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Sommerer, L 2015, The influence of constructions in grammaticalization: Revisiting category emergence and the development of the definite article in English. in J Barðdal, E Smirnova, L Sommerer & S Gildea (eds), Diachronic Construction Grammar. vol. 18, Constructional Approaches to Language, vol. 18, John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 107-138. https://doi.org/10.1075/cal.18.04som

Sommerer, L 2012, Analogical Transfer in Old English Syntax. Article emergence caused by pattern recognition and transfer. in Transfer in English Studies. vol. Volume 100, Wilhelm Braumüller Universitätsverlag, pp. 259-285.



Kazmierski, K, Ritt, N, Sommerer, L, Illes, T & Lutzky, U (eds) 2010, HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS IN THE MODERN PHILOLOGIES. VIEW[Z] : Vienna English working papers, vol. 19, Unknown publisher.



CV

Lotte Sommerer studied English at the University of Vienna. In 2003/04, she was awarded a Joint Study Scholarship and spent a year at the University of Toronto, Canada. Afterwards, she completed her MA in 2005.

From February 2006 to April 2013, Lotte Sommerer was working as a pre-doc at the English department in the field of English historical linguistics (NatSide research team/ Prof.Dr. Nikolaus Ritt). From 2008 to 2010, she additionally taught at the University of Applied Science, bfi (HR Management). In 2011, she defended her Phd thesis (supervisors Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Ritt/Prof. Dr. Olga Fischer) on nominal determination and category emergence in Old English.

From 2013 to 2016, Lotte Sommerer was working as a senior lecturer at the University College of Teacher Education Wien/Krems (KPH Wien/Krems) teaching English linguistics. Since September 2016, Lotte Sommerer has returned to the University of Vienna as a post-doc researcher. She is currently a member of the FunCog research team (Prof.Dr. Evelien Keizer) at the English Department and works on morphosyntactic variation and change in contemporary English syntax. She subscribes to a usage-based constructional model of grammar.

Teaching

Linguistics Seminar/BA Paper - Introduction to Construction Grammar
MA Research Seminar - Noun phrase in Use
VO - Language Analysis Lecture
AG - Debating Linguistic Controversies
PS 2 - Variation and Change in Present Day English Syntax
PS 2 - Lexicalization and Grammaticalization
PS 2 - Mechanisms of Language Change
PS1

Research Interests

Morphosyntactic Variation and Change
Theoretical modelling of Grammar
(Diachronic) Construction Grammar
Nominal determination
Gradience, Categorization & Constructionalization
Grammaticalization & Lexicalization
Lexicon-Grammar InterfaceCognitive Linguistics
First Language Acquisition
Evolution of Language

Let's talk face to face about NPN constructions in English

Lotte Sommerer (Speaker)
12 Jul 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Constructionalization and network reconfiguration: investigating OE NP ecology and the development of the article system

Lotte Sommerer (Speaker)
13 Feb 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


A constructional perspective on the development of the English article system

Lotte Sommerer (Speaker)
12 Feb 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


'An introduction to Usage-based Cognitive Construction Grammar

Lotte Sommerer (Speaker)
12 Feb 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Some thoughts on some functions of som(e) in Middle English

Lotte Sommerer (Speaker), Klaus Hofmann (Speaker)
6 Feb 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Article emergence in Old English: cognitive factors in language change

Lotte Sommerer (Speaker)
Sep 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Constructional death – investigating the demise of ‘Poss+Dem constructions’ in Old English

Lotte Sommerer (Speaker)
2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Constructionalization and constructional competition: investigating Old English NP ecology and the development of the indefinite article

Lotte Sommerer (Speaker)
Aug 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Layering as a long-term effect of asymmetric priming

Lotte Sommerer (Speaker), Andreas Baumann (Speaker)
Jul 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Present perfect constructions and their marginalization in learner language: a constructionist approach to foreign language teaching

Lotte Sommerer (Speaker)
Jul 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science



Constructional competition and inheritance networks: What Diachronic Construction Grammar can tell us about present perfect acquisition, usage and its marginalization in EFL

Lotte Sommerer (Invited speaker)
18 Feb 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Present Perfect in the Austrian EFL classroom – Grammatikerwerb und Grammatikunterricht aus konstruktionsgrammatischer Perspektive'

Lotte Sommerer (Speaker)
26 Nov 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


'Investigating the acquisition of perfective aspect in the German EFL classroom - a constructional sketch

Lotte Sommerer (Speaker)
6 Dec 20148 Dec 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


What (Diachronic) Construction Grammar can tell us teaching and learning perfective aspect in the German EFL classroom?

Lotte Sommerer (Speaker)
3 Sep 20146 Sep 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Category emergence and the development of articles in Old English

Lotte Sommerer (Speaker)
28 Nov 201229 Nov 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


'A constructional perspective on the development of the indefinite article in English.'

Lotte Sommerer (Speaker)
29 Sep 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


'Revisiting the dem poss construction: the co-occurrence of determinatives in the OE NP'

Lotte Sommerer (Speaker)
20 Aug 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Why investigating article development can become a linguist’s nightmare: about categorization, gradualness and the fuzziness of grammar.

Lotte Sommerer (Speaker)
15 Sep 2011

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


The influence of constructions in grammaticalization: revisiting category emergence and the development of the definite article in English.

Lotte Sommerer (Speaker)
8 Sep 2011

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Analogical Transfer in Old English Syntax: Article Emergence caused by Formal Pattern Recognition and Transfer

Lotte Sommerer (Speaker)
15 Apr 2011

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


...investigating bare common nouns in definite contexts in Old English

Lotte Sommerer (Speaker)
23 Aug 2010

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Historische Sprachwissenschaft an der Anglistik Wien

Lotte Sommerer (Speaker)
7 Dec 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Historische Linguistik in den Modernen Philologien

Lotte Sommerer (Contributor)
5 Dec 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


'DP in Old English? Category emergence, noun phrase typology and multi-level frequency effects'.

Lotte Sommerer (Speaker)
2 Oct 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Old English noun phrase typology and the emergence of the definite article: a quantitative study based on the Peterborough and the Parker Chronicles

Lotte Sommerer (Speaker)
24 Aug 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Getting going on a path: Old English noun phrase typology and the emergence of the definite article THE

Lotte Sommerer (Speaker)
16 Jul 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther



Languages as Darwinian cultural systems: optimality, evolutionary stability, and human interest

Lotte Sommerer (Speaker)
17 Jul 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


The emergence of THE as a definite article in Late Old English: an evolutionary connectionist perspective

Lotte Sommerer (Speaker)
21 Jun 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Grammatikalisierung aus historisch-konnektionistischer Perspektive: Demonstrativa im frühen Englisch

Lotte Sommerer (Speaker)
29 Oct 2005

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


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