PD Dr. Ole Schützler

An der Universität 9, Raum 01.04

D-96047 Bamberg

+49 951/863-2269

ole.schuetzler(at)uni-bamberg.de

Degrees

2018  Postdoctoral degree (Habilitation) in English Linguistics, University of Bamberg

2012  Dr. phil. in English Linguistics, University of Bamberg

2006  Erstes Staatsexamen (state board exam) in English, Mannheim University

2004  Teaching diploma in Music Theory, University of Performing Arts, Mannheim

2003  Erstes Staatsexamen (state board exam) in Music, University of Performing Arts, Mannheim

Studies and employment

2018 - present: Akademischer Oberrat (Adj. Prof) a. Z. in English Linguistics at the University of Bamberg

10/2019-03/2020: Substitute professor in English Linguistics, University of Bayreuth

2012-2018:  Akademischer Rat (Asst. Prof.) a. Z. in English Linguistics at the University of Bamberg. Postdoctoral research (see 'Research & Publications')

2011-2012: Research stay in Edinburgh, Scotland; collaboration with Prof. James M. Scobbie at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) from 10/2011 to 3/2012

2008-2012: Doctoral studies in English Linguistics, University of Bamberg (see 'Research & Publications')

2006-2011: Lecturer and research assistant in English Linguistics, University of Bamberg

2004-2005: Foreign Language Assistant (German) in Edinburgh, Scotland

1997-2006: Studies in English Literature and Linguistics, Universities of Bonn and Mannheim; studies in Music (Schulmusik) and Music Theory at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Mannheim

Current project

Scottish Standard English: phonological and morphosyntactic features and their variation, funded by the DFG. [March 2018 – February 2021]. Principal investigator (with Prof. Dr. Ulrike Gut, Münster)

Postdoctoral project

Concessive constructions in varieties of English  [completed]

Doctoral project

A Sociophonetic Approach to Scottish Standard English  [completed]

Other funded research

Variation, Linguistic Change and Grammaticalization III, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation / European Regional Development Fund. Principal investigator: Teresa Fanego, Santiago de Compostela [October 2007 – September 2012]

Research interests

Language variation and change

Varieties of English / World Englishes

Scottish English and Scots

Corpus Linguistics

Sociolinguistics / sociophonetics

Construction Grammar

Acoustic phonetics

Quantitative methods in linguistics

Publications

Monographs

2018. Concessive constructions in varieties of English. University of Bamberg: Postdoctoral thesis [in preparation for publication].

2015. A sociophonetic approach to Scottish Standard English. [VEAW G53] Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Edited volumes

Under contract, to appear in 2020: Sönning, Lukas & Ole Schützler (eds.). Data visualization in corpus linguistics: Critical reflections and future directions. Helsinki: VARIENG [Studies in Variation, Contacts and Change in English]

Under contract, to appear in 2021: Schützler, Ole & Julia Schlüter (eds.). Data and methods in corpus linguistics – comparative approaches. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings

In review. Frequencies of occurrence in synchronic and diachronic corpora: Issues of scaling and visualization.

Accepted. Although-constructions in varieties of English. World Englishes.

Accepted. Comparing methods for the evaluation of clusters in multi­di­men­sion­al analyses: Concessive constructions in varieties of English. In: Ole Schützler & Julia Schlüter (eds.), Data and methods in corpus linguistics – comparative approaches. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2020. Frequency changes and stylistic levelling of though in diachronic and synchronic varieties of English – linguistic democratisation? Language Sciences [issue t.b.a]. doi.org/10.1016/j.langsci.2019.101266

2020. [with Manfred Krug & Valentin Werner]. How British is Gibraltar English? In: Paloma Núñez-Pertejo, María José López-Couso, Belén-Méndez Naya & Javier Pérez-Guerra (eds.), Crossing Linguistic Boundaries.Systemic, synchronic and diachronic variation in English. London: Bloomsbury Academic. 153–186.

2019. Variation and change at the interface of syntax and semantics: Concessive conjunctions in American English. In: Claudia Claridge & Birte Bös (Hg.), Developments in English historical morpho-syntax. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins [CILT 346]. 247–268.

2018. Concessive conjunctions in written American English: Diachronic and genre-related changes in frequency and semantics. In: Richard J. Whitt (ed.) Diachronic Corpora, Genre, and Language Change. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins [SCL 85]. 195-218.

2018. Grammaticalization and information structure: Two perspectives on diachronic changes of notwithstanding in written American English. English Language and Linguistics 22(1): 101-122.

2017. A corpus-based study of concessive conjunctions in three L1-varieties of English. In: Isabelle Buchstaller & Beat Siebenhaar (eds.), Language Variation – European Perspectives VI. Selected papers from the Eighth International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 8), Leipzig, 2015. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins [SILV 19]. 173-184.

2017 [with Ulrike Gut & Robert Fuchs]. New Perspectives on Scottish Standard English: Introducing the Scottish component of the International Corpus of English. In: Sylvie Hancil & Joan Beal (eds.), Perspectives on Northern Englishes [TiEL 96]. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 273-302.

2016. [with Manfred Krug & Valentin Werner]. 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. [SLCS 177]. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 35-66.

2015. Transforming acoustic vowel data: A comparison of methods, using multi-dimensional scaling. In: Adrian Leemann, Marie-José Kolly, Stephan Schmid & Volker Dellwo (eds.), Trends in Phonetics and Phonology. Studies from German-speaking Europe. Bern: Peter Lang. 35-47.

2014. Vowel variation in Scottish Standard English: Accent-internal differentiation or anglicisation? In: Robert Lawson (ed.), Sociolinguistics in Scotland. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 129-152.

2013. The sociophonology and sociophonetics of Scottish Standard English (r). In: Peter Auer, Javier Caro, Göz Kaufmann (eds.), Language variation - European Perspectives IV. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 215-228.

2013 [with Manfred Krug]. Recent change and grammaticalization. In: Bas Aarts, Geoffrey Leech, Joanne Close & Sean Wallis (eds.), The Verb Phrase in English: Investigating Recent Language Change with Corpora. Cambridge: CUP. 155-186.

2012. Regional (in-)variability of vowel space organisation in Scottish Standard English. In David Tizón-Couto, Beatriz Tizón-Couto, Iria Pastor-Gómez & Paula Rodríguez-Puente (eds.), New Trends and Methodologies in Applied English Language Research II: Studies in Language Variation, Meaning and Learning. Bern: Peter Lang [li 145]. 183-204.

2011. Statistical approaches to hierarchical data in sociophonetics: The case of variable rhoticity in Scottish Standard English. In: Chris Cummins et al. Chi-Hé Elder, Thomas Godard, Morgan Macleod, Elaine Schmidt & George Walkden (eds.), Proceedings of the Sixth Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research. Cambridge: Cambridge Institute of Language Research. 148-158.

2011. Charting vowel spaces in Edinburgh middle-class speech. English World-Wide 32 (1): 24-45.

2010. Variable Scottish English consonants: The cases of /ʍ/ and non-prevocalic /r/. Research in Language 8: 5-21. [DOI: 10.2478/v10015-010-0010-9]

2010. Which WAY do Scottish monophthongs GO? Charting vowel variation in Scottish Standard English. In Ewa Waniek-Klimczak (ed.), Issues in Accents of English 2: Variability and Norm. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 133-145.

2009. Unstable close-mid vowels in modern Scottish English. In: Carlos Prado-Alonso, Lidia Gómez-García, Iria Pastor-Gómez & David Tizón-Couto (eds.), New Trends and Methodologies in Applied English Language Research. Diachronic, Diatopic and Contrastive Studies. Bern: Peter Lang [li 103].153-182.

Conference presentations

Upcoming in 2021 [with Thomas Brunner] Features of spoken language in varieties of English: evidence from web-based genres and traditional corpora. 6th Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE6), Joensuu.

Upcoming in 2021 [with Jenny Herzky] Operator and negative contractions in Scottish English. 6th Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE6), Joensuu.

Upcoming [with Jane Klavan] A Probabilistic Grammar approach to morphosyntactic alternations: Exterior locative constructions in Estonian. UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference 2020 (UKCLC2020), Birmingham.

[Two papers accepted for ISLE6 in 2020 will be presented in an updated form at the same conference in 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.]

Upcoming [with Ulrike Gut, Zeyu Li & Jenny Herzky] ICE-Scotland – a phonologically annotated corpus. 41st ICAME conference (ICAME41), Heidelberg.

Upcoming. [with Jenny Herzky] Contractions in negative clauses: Comparing British-Isles Englishes. 41st ICAME conference (ICAME41), Heidelberg.

Upcoming. The grammaticalisation of concessive subordinators in Scottish Standard English. 41st ICAME conference (ICAME41), Heidelberg.

2019. [with Manfred Krug & Graeme Trousdale] Progressive verb forms in Scottish Standard English: A questionnaire-based approach. 8th International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (BICLCE8), Bamberg.

2019. [with Jenny Herzky & Zeyu Li] Variety-specific coding practices within a shared system: Modal verbs expressing strong obligation in Scottish, Southern British and American English. 8th International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (BICLCE8), Bamberg.

2019. [Poster; with Zeyu Li & Ulrike Gut] NURSE vowels in Scottish Standard English – still distinct or merged? 12th UK Language Variation and Change Conference (UKLVC12), London.

2019. [with Jenny Herzky & Zeyu Li] Modal verbs of obligation in Scottish, British and American English. 40th ICAME conference (ICAME40), Neuchâtel.

2019. Constraints on the variation of clause positions: Subordinate clauses with although in six varieties of English. 40th ICAME conference (ICAME40), Neuchâtel.

2018. [with Lukas Sönning] A normalization procedure for auditory vowel descriptions: method and application. 5th Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE5), London.

2018. Formal and functional variation in constructional spaces: The concessive conjunctions although, though and even though in twelve varieties of English. 5th Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE5), London.

2018. Constructional change in British English concessives: Form, function and frequency. 39th ICAME conference (ICAME39), Tampere.

2017. Cluster analysis revisted: Introducing 'gravity' as a measure of goodness. 7th International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (BICLCE7), Vigo.

2017. Patterns of semantic convergence and divergence: Concessive conjunctions in twelve varieties of English. 7th International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (BICLCE7), Vigo.

2017. Grammaticalization and subjectification as correlated processes? Diachronic developments of the concessives prepositions 'in spite of' and 'despite' in British and American English. 38th ICAME Conference (ICAME38), Prague.

2016. Semantic and syntactic variation of concessive constructions in varieties of English. 4th Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE4), Poznań.

2016. Language change in the domain of concessive prepositions: In spite of and despite in British and American English. 46th Poznań Linguistic Meeting (PLM2016), Poznań.

2016. Concessive conjunctions and prepositions: Frequencies and degrees of subjectivity in varieties of English. 46th Poznań Linguistic Meeting (PLM2016), Poznań.

2016. Syntactic and semantic change of concessive constructions in written American English. 19th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL19), Essen.

2016. The changing syntax and semantics of SPITE and THOUGH in written American English. Diachronic Corpora, Genre, and Language Change, Nottingham.

2015. Regional, functional and stylistic variation of adverbial connectives: although, though and even though in three L1-varieties of English. Changing English (ChangE2015), Helsinki.

2015. Stylistic and functional variation of adverbial connectives: although, though and even though in British English. 8th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE8), Leipzig.

2014. Constructional change in written and spoken American English: The concessive markers notwithstanding, in spite of and despite. 3rd Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE3), Zürich.

2014. [with Manfred Krug & Valentin Werner] Mapping lexical choices in varieties of English: Integrating typological profiles and questionnaire data. 3rd  Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE3), Zürich.

2014. Trends in research on Scottish Standard English: Introducing the Scottish component of the International Corpus of English. International Conference on Northern British English, Rouen.

2014. Diachronic developments of the concessive markers notwithstanding, in spite of and despite in written American English. 35th ICAME Conference (ICAME35), Nottingham.

2013. [Poster] A (partly) new approach to the transformation of acoustic vowel data. 9. Jahrestreffen der PhonetikerInnen und PhonologInnen im deutschsprachigen Raum (P&P9), Zürich.

2013. [Poster] Stable norms and variable use in Edinburgh middle-clas speech. 9th UK Language Variation and Change Conference (UKLVC9), Sheffield.

2012. Contact between standard accents of English: A multilevel approach to the expanding repertoires of speakers of Scottish Standard English in Edinburgh. Sociolinguistics Symposium 19, Berlin.

2011. Variability and attrition in Scottish Standard English (r). 4th International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (ICLCE4), Osnabrück.

2011. The variable (r) in Scottish Standard English: predicting phonetic variability and derhoticisation. 6th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE6), Freiburg.

2010. Statistical approaches to hierarchical data in sociophonetics: The case of variable rhoticity in Scottish Standard English. 6th Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research (CamLing2010), Cambridge.

2010. Exploring acoustic correlates of diphthong perception. 43rd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE2010), Vilnius [within the workshop Diphthongs – phonetic, phonological, historical, and typological perspectives, convened by Adrian Simpson & Klaus Geyer]

2010. Variable phonemic status and phonological rules: The cases of /ʍ/ and non-prevocalic /r/ in Scottish English. 4th Northern Englishes Workshop (NEW4), Sheffield.

2009. External and internal determinants of consonant variation in Scottish English. 3rd international conference on native and non-native accents of English (Accents2009), Łódź.

2009. Phonetic description and acoustic testing: Towards a typology of vowel spaces in Scottish English. 2nd ELC International Postgraduate Conference on English Linguistics (ELC2), Vigo.

2009. Charting patterns of variation in Scottish Standard English. 7th UK Language Variation and Change Conference (UKLVC7), Newcastle upon Tyne.

2009. Vowel demergers, close-mid diphthongisation, and loss of non-prevocalic /r/ in Scottish English – related or unrelated trends? 3rd International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (ICLCE3), London.

2009. [with Manfred Krug] Recent change and grammaticalization in constructions marking intention. Survey of English Usage Symposium, London.

2008. Which WAY do Scottish monophthongs GO? Phonemically and sociolinguistically conditioned vowel variation in Scottish Standard English. 2nd international conference on native and non-native accents of English (Accents2008), Łódź.

2008. [Poster] Unstable close-mid vowels in Scottish Standard English. 1st  Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE1), Freiburg.

2008. Unstable close-mid vowels in Scottish Standard English. 1st ELC International Postgraduate Conference on English Linguistics (ELC1), Santiago de Compostela.

2007. [with Manfred Krug] On the ideal pronunciation of idea in context: Internal and social parameters at the grammar-phonology interface. 2nd International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English

Conference workshops

2019. [with Ulrike Gut & Jennifer Smith] "New approaches to variation in present-day Scottish Englishes." 8th International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (BICLCE8), Bamberg.

2018. [with Lukas Sönning] "Data visualization in Corpus Linguistics: Critical reflections and future directions." 39th ICAME conference (ICAME39), University of Tampere.

2017. [with Julia Schlüter] "Big data - small data - abstractness - concreteness: Critical approaches to methods in Corpus Lingnuistics." 7th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (BICLCE7), University of Vigo.

2014. "Measuring, interpreting and visualising phonological and phonetic variation in World Englishes." University of Bamberg: Summer school Documentary linguistics and variationist sociolinguistics (with Geoffrey Haig, Stefan Schnell and Miriam Meyerhoff)

Informal/invited talks

2020. [with Jenny Herzky]. "Research on Scottish Standard English: Theories, methods and case studies." University of Bayreuth: WIPTEC seminar (‘work in progress’ / ‘travail en cours’).

2018. "'Really worthwhile, even though difficult and expensive to get to' - Concessive constructions in varieties of English." University of Bamberg: public talk.

2017. "Concessive constructions in varieties of English." Linné-University, Växjö: Higher Seminar in Linguistics.

2016. "Concessive constructions in English: Diachronic and cross-varietal perspectives." University of Regensburg: Research Seminar in English Linguistics.

2015. "Syntax und Semantik konzessiver Adverbialien in Varietäten des Englischen." University of Bamberg: Sprachwissenschaftliche Werkstatt.

2015. "Markers of Concession in Varieties of English." University of Bayreuth: Forum Junge Englische Linguistik in Bayern (FJUEL5).

2013. "Issues in Present-day Scottish Standard English Phonology." University of Münster: Workshop Compilation of ICE-Scotland.

2013. "Variable vowels and consonants in Scottish Standard English." Universität Regensburg: Forum Junge Englische Linguistik in Bayern (FJUEL3).

2012. "The Scottish Standard English Accent: History – Theory and Description – Contemporary Developments." University of Münster: English Department.

2012. "A sociophonetic approach to the acoustic variability of FACE and GOAT in Scottish Standard English." Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh: Speech and Hearing Sciences.

2012. "Sociophonetic variability of Scottish Standard English /e/, /o/, and /r/." Edinburgh University: English Language Research Group (ELRG).

2011. "A Sociophonetic Approach to Scottish Standard English. Modelling internal and external determinants of accent variation – Today: ‘Modelling variation of (r)." University of Glasgow: English Language Department, Lab Lunch.

2011. "Sociophonetic variability of FACE in Scottish Standard English." University of Glasgow: English Language Department, Lab Lunch.

2010. "Scottish Standard English Phonetics and Phonology: Modelling variability in (e), (o) and (r)." University of Bamberg: Sprachwissenschaftliche Werkstatt.

Informal/invited workshops

2017. Workshop: "An introduction to sociophonetic analysis using Praat." Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt: Forum junge englische Linguistik in Bayern (FJUEL7).

2016. "Soziophonetische Vokalanalyse mit Praat und R." University of Bamberg: Bamberg Graduate School of Linguistics (BaGL)

2007. "Kontrastive Phonetik und Phonologie des Deutschen und Englischen / Contrastive Phonetics and Phonology of German and English." Cumberland Lodge, London: Annual meeting of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) lecturers in the UK and Ireland

International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE)

International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME)

Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE)

Deutscher Anglistenverband (DAV)

European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)

Deutscher Hochschulverband (DHV)

Bamberg Graduate School of Linguistics (BaGL)

Zentrum für Lehrerinnen- und Lehrerbildung Bamberg (ZLB)

Lectures

English Sociolinguistics (Summer 2017)

The English language in Scotland (Summer 2018)

Postgraduate seminars ('Oberseminar')

English Linguistics research seminar (Winter 2017/18; with Julia Schlüter)

Graduate seminars ('Hauptseminar')

Perspectives on Irish Englishes: History, identity and   language (Summer 2020)

Sociophonetics (Winter 2019/20; University of Bayreuth)

Theoretical Approaches to Language, Variation and Culture (Winter 2019/20; University of Bayreuth)

Understanding and investigating English-German contrasts (Winter 2018/19)

Accents of English (Summer 2018)

English Sociolinguistics: Theories and methods (Winter 2017/18)

Seminars

Dialects of English in the British Isles

Early Modern English

English Contact Linguistics

English Morphology and Word-formation

English Prosody

Experimental Phonetics

Semantics

Sociolinguistics

The English Language in Scotland

The Scots Language

Varieties of English World-wide

Welsh, Irish and Scottish English – the Celtic Varieties?

Seminars/tutorials ('Übung')

Introduction to English Linguistics

English Phonetics & Phonology

The History of English/English Historical Linguistics

Statistics for Linguistic Purposes

A beginners’ introduction to R for linguists

An introduction to the acoustic analysis of speech with Praat

Translation English-German

Translation German-English  [University of Edinburgh]

Miscellaneous

Bavarian Certificate of University Didactics

Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Teaching, Linnaeus University Växjö/Kalmar, Sweden (April 2017)

Teaching diploma in Music Theory