Dr. Valentin Werner

Visitor address

Obere Karolinenstraße 8, room 02.13

D-96049 Bamberg

+49 951/863-2277

valentin.werner(at)uni-bamberg.de

 

Postal address

An der Universität 9

D-96047 Bamberg

Short academic CV

since May 2014 assistant professor ("Akademischer Rat a.Z.") at the University of Bamberg

May 2012 member of the Bamberg Graduate School of Linguistics

2012 Certificate in Humanities Computing for Languages (with distinction), University of Cambridge, England

September 2011-March 2012 study visit to the University of Cambridge, England (Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics)

2010-2014 research and teaching assistant at the University of Bamberg

2009 M.A. and first state exam for secondary school teaching

2006-2009 studies in English, History, Italian and Pedagogy at the University of Bamberg (student assistant at the Chair for English Linguistics and at the Chair for American Studies)

2005-2006 Teaching Assistant at Coláiste Chiaráin and guest student at the University of Limerick, Ireland

2003-2005 undergraduate studies in English, History and Italian at the University of Bamberg

Grants and awards

alumnus of the Max Weber-Programm (Elite Network of Bavaria) and e-fellows

several travel bursaries from
- the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
- Bavarian Academic Center for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (BAYHOST)
- the Volkswagen Foundation
- St. Catharine's College, Cambridge
- the University of Bamberg (FNK)

Current and past membership in professional organizations

Anglistenverband
European Society for the Study of English
ICAME
International Society for the Linguistics of English
University of Cambridge Linguistic Society

Other professional activities

ad-hoc reviewer for journals and book series
- Corpora (Edinburgh University Press)
- Discourse Patterns (Mouton de Gruyter)
- English Language and Linguistics (Cambridge University Press)
- Handbook of English Linguistics (Wiley-Blackwell)
- Impact: Studies in Language, Culture, and Society (John Benjamins)
- International Journal of Learner Corpus Research (John Benjamins)
- Journal of Germanic Linguistics (Cambridge University Press)
- Language and Computers (Brill)
- Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism (John Benjamins)
- Linguistics Unlimited (independent open access journal)
- Open Linguistics (Mouton de Gruyter)
- Research in Corpus and Discourse (Bloomsbury)
- Studies in Corpus Linguistics (John Benjamins)
- Studies in Language Companion Series (John Benjamins)
- Text & Talk: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Language, Discourse and Communication Studies (Mouton de Gruyter)
- Topics in English Linguistics (Mouton de Gruyter)
- Varieties of English around the World (John Benjamins)

member of the Bamberg Center for Teacher Education
referee for the German National Academic Foundation
associate partner in the TELL-OP project
didactics certificate (FBZHL Nordbayern)

Research interests

applied linguistics (esp. learner Englishes/multilingualism/Second Language Acquisition)
corpus linguistics
diachronic linguistics
linguistics and culture
media linguistics
stylistics
variational linguistics (esp. World Englishes)

Peer-reviewed publications

Books

2014. The Present Perfect in World Englishes: Charting Unity and Diversity (Bamberger Beiträge zur Linguistik 5). Bamberg: University of Bamberg Press.

Edited volumes

In preparation. Pop Culture in Language Education: Theories and Practices. New York: Routledge. (with Friederike Tegge)

In preparation. Perspectives on Contemporary English: Structure, Variation, Cognition. Frankfurt: Lang. (with Manfred Krug, Ole Schützler & Fabian Vetter)

2018. The Language of Pop Culture (Routledge Studies in Linguistics 17). New York: Routledge.

2016. A Blend of MaLT: Selected Contributions from the Methods and Linguistic Theories Symposium 2015(Bamberger Beiträge zur Linguistik 15). Bamberg: University of Bamberg Press. (with Hanna Christ, Daniel Klenovšak & Lukas Sönning)

2016. Re-Assessing the Present Perfect (Topics in English Linguistics 91). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. (with Elena Seoane & Cristina Suárez-Gómez)
Review in English Language and Linguistics (by Johan Elsness)

Journal special issues

In preparation. The Replication Crisis: Implications for Linguistics. Special issue of Linguistics. (with Lukas Sönning)

In preparation. Corpus Approaches to Telecinematic Language. Special issue of the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics. (with Monika Bednarek & Marcia Veirano Pinto)

2018. Tense and Aspect in Second Language Acquisition and Learner Corpus Research. Special issue of the International Journal of Learner Corpus Research. (with Robert Fuchs)

Journal articles

Forthcoming. Lyrics and language awareness. Nordic Journal of Modern Language Methodology.

2019. Assessing hip-hop discourse: Linguistic realness and styling. Text & Talk 39 (5). 671-698. https://doi.org/10.1515/text-2019-2044

2018. The use of the stative progressive by school age learners of English and the importance of the variable context - myth vs. (corpus) reality. International Journal of Learner Corpus Research 4 (2). 194-223. (with Robert Fuchs)

2017. Pop lyrics and mobile language learning: Prospects and challenges.International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning 9 (4). 33-48. (with Maria Lehl & Jonathan Walton)

2017. Adversative pragmatic markers in learner language: A cross-sectional perspective.Corpus Pragmatics 1 (2). 135-158.

2017. The present perfect in Nigerian English. English Language and Linguistics 21 (1). 129-153. (with Robert Fuchs)

2013. Temporal adverbials and the present perfect/past tense alternation. English World-Wide 34 (2). 202-240.

2013. The present perfect and definite temporal adverbials: Reference grammars and corpus evidence. English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries 10 (1). 9-21.

2012. Love is all around: A corpus-based study of pop music lyrics. Corpora 7 (1). 19–50.

Contributions to edited volumes

Forthcoming. L1 influence vs. universal learning mechanisms: An SLA-driven corpus study on temporal expression. In Bert Le Bruyn & Magali Paquot, eds. Second Language Acquisition and Learner Corpora. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (with Robert Fuchs & Sandra Götz)

2020. How British is Gibraltar English? In Paloma Nuñez Pertejo, María José López-Couso, Belén Méndez-Naya & Javier Pérez-Guerra, eds. Crossing Linguistic Boundaries: Systemic, Synchronic and Diachronic Variation in English. 153-186. London: Bloomsbury. (with Manfred Krug & Ole Schützler)

2019. Temporal adverbials in the acquisition of past-time reference: A cross-sectional study of L1 German and Cantonese learners of English. In Andrea Abel, Aivars Glaznieks, Verena Lyding & Lionel Nicholas, eds. Widening the Scope of Learner Corpus Research. Louvain-la-Neuve: Presses universitaires de Louvain. 43-70. (with Sandra Götz & Robert Fuchs)

2019. A multimodal analysis of football live text commentaries. In Marcus Callies & Magnus Levin, eds. Corpus Approaches to the Language of Sports: Texts, Media, Modalities. London: Bloomsbury. 183-217.

2019. Pop lyrics and mobile language learning: Prospects and challenges. In Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, ed. Computer-assisted Language Learning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. Hershey: IGI. 342-359. (with Maria Lehl & Jonathan Walton) [reprint of Werner, Lehl & Walton 2017]

2018. Linguistics and pop culture: Setting the scene(s). In Valentin Werner, ed. The Language of Pop Culture (Routledge Studies in Linguistics 17). New York: Routledge. 3-26.

2017. The Present Perfect as a core feature of World Englishes. In Markku Filppula, Juhani Klemola, Anna Mauranen & Svetlana Vetchinnikova, eds. Changing English: Global and Local Perspectives (Topics in English Linguistics 92). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 63-88.

2016. Patterns of linguistic globalization: Integrating typological profiles and questionnaire data. In Olga Timofeeva, Anne-Christine Gardner, Alpo Honkapohja & Sarah Chevalier, eds. New Approaches to English Linguistics: Building Bridges (Studies in Language Companion Series 177). Amsterdam: Benjamins. 35-66. (with Manfred Krug & Ole Schützler)

2016. The present perfect - a re-assessment. In Valentin Werner, Elena Seoane & Cristina Suárez-Gómez, eds. Re-Assessing the Present Perfect (Topics in English Linguistics 91). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 1-20. (with Elena Seoane & Cristina Suárez-Gómez)

2016. Rise of the undead? BE-perfects in World Englishes. In Valentin Werner, Elena Seoane & Cristina Suárez-Gómez, eds. Re-Assessing the Present Perfect (Topics in English Linguistics 91). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 259-294.

2016. The present perfect in learner Englishes: A corpus-based case study on L1 German intermediate and advanced speech and writing. In Valentin Werner, Elena Seoane & Cristina Suárez-Gómez, eds. Re-Assessing the Present Perfect (Topics in English Linguistics 91). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 297-338. (with Robert Fuchs & Sandra Götz)

2016. Real-time online text commentaries: A cross-cultural perspective. In Christoph Schubert & Christina Sanchez-Stockhammer, eds. Variational Text Linguistics: Revisiting Register in English (Topics in English Linguistics 90). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 271-305.

2016. Overlap and divergence – aspects of the present perfect in World Englishes. In Elena Seoane & Cristina Suárez-Gómez, eds.  World Englishes: New Theoretical and Methodological Considerations (Varieties of English around the World G57). Amsterdam: Benjamins. 113-142.

Conference publications

2015. Pop lyrics and language pedagogy: A corpus-linguistic approach. In Federica Formato & Andrew Hardie, eds. Corpus Linguistics 2015. Lancaster: University of Lancaster. 341-343. (with Maria Lehl)

Other publications

Reviews

2020. Review of Anne Golden, Scott Jarvis & Kari Tenfjord (eds.). Crosslinguistic influence and distinctive patterns of language learning: Findings and insights from a learner corpus. International Journal of Learner Corpus Research 6 (1). 105-109.

2016. Review of Peter Collins (ed.). Grammatical change in English world-wide. English Language and Linguistics 20 (1). 174-182.

2013. Review of Joybrato Mukherjee & Magnus Huber (eds.). Corpus linguistics and variation in English: Theory and description.ICAME Journal 37. 246-252.

Contributions to journals and edited volumes

2018. Tense and aspect in Second Language Acquisition and Learner Corpus Research: Introduction to the special issue.International Journal of Learner Corpus Research 4 (2). 143-163. (with Robert Fuchs)

2016. Introduction. In Hanna Christ, Daniel Klenovšak, Lukas Sönning & Valentin Werner, eds. A Blend of MaLT: Selected Contributions from the Methods and Linguistic Theories Symposium 2015 (Bamberger Beiträge zur Linguistik 15). Bamberg: University of Bamberg Press. vii-xiii. (with Hanna Christ, Daniel Klenovšak & Lukas Sönning)

Interviews

2018. Pop culture and the English language. GotPop Podcast. University of Gothenburg.

Textbook

2019. Englisch für Eltern[English for parents]. Munich: Dorling Kindersley (with Karl Werner).

Teaching material

Bamberger Materialien für das Examen in Englischer Sprachwissenschaft (BambEx 1) - Transkription (mit Lukas Sönning) doi.org/10.17605/osf.io/pkzmf

Bamberger Materialien für das Examen in Englischer Sprachwissenschaft (BambEx 2) - Morphologie (mit Lukas Sönning) doi.org/10.17605/osf.io/pkzmf

Bamberger Materialien für das Examen in Englischer Sprachwissenschaft (BambEx 3) - Satzanalyse (mit Lukas Sönning) doi.org/10.17605/osf.io/pkzmf

Workshop and conference organization

Pop culture in applied linguistics and language education. AILA 2020 World Congress of Applied Linguistics: The Dynamics of Language, Communication, and Culture in a Changing World. Groningen. August 2020. (with Friederike Tegge)

Stylistic approaches to pop culture. Vechta. März 2020. (with Christoph Schubert)

8th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English. Bamberg. September 2019. (member of the organizing team)

The "quantitative crisis", cumulative science, and English linguistics. ISLE 5. London. July 2018. (with Lukas Sönning)

Pop culture and linguistics. ISLE 4: English in a Multilingual World: Challenges and Perspectives. Poznań. September 2016.

Tense and aspect in learner language: Issues and advances in the use of language corpora. TaLC 2016: The 12th Teaching and Language Corpora Conference. Giessen. July 2016. (with Robert Fuchs)

FJUEL 4: Forum Junge Englische Linguistik in Bayern.  Bamberg. September 2014. (with Alexandra Miroshevskaya, Ole Schützler & Lukas Sönning)

Perfect and perfectivity re-assessed through corpus studies. ICAME 35:  Corpus Linguistics, Context and Culture. Nottingham. April 2014. (with Elena Seoane & Cristina Suárez-Gómez)

Invited and public lectures

"Pop culture and linguistics: Theory, description, and application." Linguistisches Kolloquium of the University of Bayreuth. May 2018.

"Rhythm is gonna get you? Pop music and foreign language learning." Foreign Language Education and Learning in the 21st Century. Agder. April 2018.

"Pop culture and linguistics: Theory, description and application." University of Göteborg Pop Culture Seminar. February 2018.

"The language of pop music lyrics." University of Giessen. December 2015.

"Large-scale questionnaire studies on varieties of English." Slovenian Linguistics Circle. Ljubljana. May 2014. (with Manfred Krug)

"The language of on-line text commentaries." Erasmus teaching mobility at the University of Ljubljana. May 2014.

"Present Perfect(s) in World Englishes." liber.ac academic book fair. Ljubljana. May 2014.

Conference papers (peer-reviewed)

"Tense and aspect in learner English: Frequency vs. accuracy". 5th Learner Corpus Research Conference. Warsaw. September 2019. (with Robert Fuchs)

"Tense and aspect across learner Englishes: Frequency vs. accuracy". 10th International Corpus Linguistics Conference: The Future of Corpus Linguistics. Cardiff. July 2019. (with Robert Fuchs)

"Live text commentary: A corpus-based multimodal analysis". 10th International Corpus Linguistics Conference: The Future of Corpus Linguistics. Cardiff. July 2019.

"Catchy and conversational? A multidimensional register analysis of pop lyrics". 10th International Corpus Linguistics Conference: The Future of Corpus Linguistics. Cardiff. July 2019.

"Lyrics and language awareness". 2nd Modern Linguistics & Didactics Conference: Grammaticality Judgements & Language Awareness. Bochum. March 2019.

"Cross-linguistic effects vs. universal learning meachanisms? A case study on temporal expression". TaLC 2018: The 13th Teaching and Language Corpora Conference. Cambridge. July 2018. (with Robert Fuchs and Sandra Götz)

"Cross-linguistic effects vs. universal learning meachanisms: A corpus-based case study on temporal expression". ICAME 39: Corpus Linguistics and Changing Society. Tampere. May 2018. (with Robert Fuchs and Sandra Götz)

"Acquisition of tense and aspect in learner English: A corpus-based cross-sectional perspective". 4th Learner Corpus Research Conference. Bolzano. October 2017. (with Robert Fuchs)

"A multidimensional register analysis of pop lyrics". 7th Biennial International Conference on the Contemporary Linguistics of English. Vigo. September 2017.

"L1 influence vs. universal learning mechanisms: A case study on the acquisition of the English Present Perfect". Learner Corpus Based Approaches to Second Language Acquisition. Utrecht. April 2017. (with Robert Fuchs and Sandra Götz)

"The language of rap: Linguistic realness and stylization". ISLE 4: English in a Multilingual World: Challenges and Perspectives. Poznań. September 2016.

"Obsolescence, persistence, revitalization: A case study on the BE-perfect in electronically-mediated registers of English". ISLE 4: English in a Multilingual World: Challenges and Perspectives. Poznań. September 2016.

"Exploiting a corpus of pop music lyrics for language learning". TaLC 2016: The 12th Teaching and Language Corpora Conference. Giessen. July 2016. (with Maria Lehl)

"Acquisition of the present perfect by L1 German learners of English". TaLC 2016: The 12th Teaching and Language Corpora Conference. Giessen. July 2016. (with Robert Fuchs & Sandra Götz)

"Pop lyrics and language pedagogy: A corpus-linguistic approach". Corpus Linguistics 2015. Lancaster. July 2015. (with Maria Lehl)

"The present perfect in Nigerian English". IAWE 20: Asian Contexts and World Englishes. Delhi. December 2014. (with Robert Fuchs)

"Mapping lexical choices in varieties of English: Integrating typological profiles and questionnaire data." ISLE 3: Building Bridges - inter- and intradisciplinary research. Zürich. August 2014. (with Manfred Krug & Ole Schützler)

"Overlap and divergence - aspects of the present perfect in World Englishes." Englishes Today: Theoretical and methodolocical issues. Vigo. October 2013.

"Real-time on-line text commentaries: A cross-cultural perspective." Register Revisited: New Perspectives on Functional Text Variety in English. Vechta. June 2013.

"The present perfect as a core feature of World Englishes." Changing English: Contacts & Variation. Helsinki. June 2013.

"Overlap and divergence - aspects of the present perfect in World Englishes." Englishes in a multilingual world: New dynamics of variation, contact and change. Freiburg. April 2013.

"Temporal adverbials and present perfect/past tense alteration across Englishes." ICAME 33: Corpora at the centre and crossroads of English linguistics. Leuven. June 2012. (awarded the "Stig Johansson Bursary")

"Temporal adverbials and present perfect/preterit tense alternation". SDAS: The Changes in Epochal Paradigms and the Opportunities They Offer for English Studies. Ljubljana. May 2012.

"The present perfect in World Englishes - overlap or divergence?". The Pragmatics of Aspect in Varieties of English. Innsbruck. April 2012.

"Alternation of past time reference in World Englishes (focus on the present perfect)". ICAME 32: Trends and Traditions in English Corpus Linguistics. Oslo. June 2011.

"Love is all around. The language of pop music." Language in the Media 4. Limerick. June 2011.

"Alternation of past time reference in World Englishes - focus on the present perfect". Schnittstellen - 1. Diskussionsforum Linguistik Bayern. Bamberg. March 2011.

Conference and workshop papers (other)

"A multidimensional analysis of pop lyrics." FJUEL 7. Eichstätt. September 2017.

"The grammar of pop: A project sketch." FJUEL 5. Bayreuth. September 2015.

"Explorative Datenanalyse mit Phenogrammen." Methodenwerkstatt der Bamberg Graduate School of Linguistics. Bamberg. May 2015.

"The Present Perfect in World Englishes: Unity and diversity." FJUEL 3. Regensburg. September 2013.

Teaching

University courses

American English: Synchronic and diachronic aspects

Applied linguistics

Contrastive linguistics (English-German)

Early Modern English

English and German in Contrast

History of the English language

Introduction to English linguistics

Language variation and change

Linguistics and real life: Applied linguistics

Media linguistics: Exploring the language of journalism

Revision course for exam candidates

Sociolinguistics

The language of pop culture

Translation and translation studies

Translation English-German - intermediate level

Translation English-German - advanced level

Watching TV and movies with a linguist

World Englishes


Go to
UnivIS for currently taught courses

Other courses and workshops

Zitieren und bibliographieren mit Zotero (in cooperation with the BOS Bamberg)

Pop lyrics and language teaching (in-service teacher training)