Prof. Dr. Julia Schlüter

Short English version

Office address:

University of Bamberg
Faculty of Arts
English Linguistics and Language History
An der Universität 9
96045 Bamberg
Germany
Phone: ++ 49 (0) 9 51 – 863 – 21 68
Fax: ++ 49 (0) 9 51 – 863 - 2167

Research Interests:

  • Grammatical variation; historical linguistics; corpus linguistic methodologies; cognitive/functional grammar; multifactorial approaches to variation and change; phonological preferences; interfaces between phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics; the syntax and morphology of Present-Day English; phonological, lexical and grammatical differences between British and American English; neuro- and pscholinguistics; Optimality Theory; grammaticalization theory; construction grammar; research methods in language variation and change

Post-doctoral Studies:

  • November 19, 2008: Venia legendi (completion of habilitation) for English Linguistics.

  • July 2004 – Jan. 2008: Post-doctoral (habilitation) project: “Functional Determinants of Phonological and Grammatical Variation in English from the 12th to 21st centuries.”

Doctoral Studies:

  • July 28, 2004: Oral Ph.D. exam. Grade: summa cum laude.

  • July 1999 – July 2004: Ph.D. thesis: “The Influence of the Principle of Rhythmic Alternation on Grammatical Variation and Change in English.” Grade: summa cum laude.

Undergraduate Studies:

  • June 9, 1999: University of Paderborn: First state exam for secondary school teaching in English and French. Grade: 1.0 (equivalent to US 4.0).

  • October 1996 – March 1997: Université de Toulouse II – Le Mirail, France: Studies of linguistics and French literature.

  • October 1995 – June 1996: University of Durham, UK: Studies of English language and literature.

  • October 1993 – June 1999: University of Paderborn: Secondary school teacher training.

Academic grants and awards:

  • November 2009: Prize awarded by the University of Bamberg for outstanding habilitations.

  • April 2005 – April 2006: Post-doctoral scholarship awarded by the North-Rhine-Westfalian Ministry of Education and Research as part of the Lise Meitner Programme. Research topic: “Syllable Structure in English: Integrating the Past and the Present”.

  • January 16, 2005: Prize awarded by the Rectorate of the University of Paderborn for outstanding Ph.D. theses.

  • June 26, 2000: Prize awarded by the Paderborner Sprachwerkstatt for outstanding final theses in the Department of Linguistics and Literature.

  • January 2000 – April 2000: Graduate scholarship awarded by the Cusanuswerk (organization of the Catholic bishops of Germany).

  • October 1996 – March 1997: DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship for studies in France.

  • October 1995 – June 1996: DAAD scholarship for studies in Great Britain.

  • April 1995 – June 1999: Undergraduate scholarship awarded by the Cusanuswerk.

Positions held:

  • June 2008 - present: Senior lecturer at the Chair of English Linguistics and Language History (Prof. Manfred Krug), University of Bamberg.

  • April 2006 – June 2008: Assistant professor at the Chair of English Linguistics and Language History.

  • October 2004 – April 2005: Research assistant in the project “Determinants of grammatical variation in English” under the direction of Prof. Rohdenburg, Chair of English Linguistics, University of Paderborn, funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation).

  • May 2004 – September 2004: Teacher of Business English for International Business Students.

  • February 2003 – April 2004: Research assistant in the DFG-funded project “Determinants of grammatical variation in English”, University of Paderborn.

  • February 2002 – February 2003:  Acting assistant professor to Prof. Rohdenburg, University of Paderborn.

  • May 2000 – February 2002: Research assistant in the DFG-funded project “Determinants of grammatical variation in English”, University of Paderborn.

  • July 1999 – December 1999: Graduate assistant to Prof. Rohdenburg, University of Paderborn.

  • April 1995 – September 1998: Undergraduate assistant to Prof. Rohdenburg (interrupted by academic stays abroad).

University service:

  • October 2009 - present: Course coordinator and advisor for students of English for grammar school teaching.

  • July 2008: Co-organized the international symposium Approaches to Variation and Change in English held at the University of Bamberg.

  • November 2007: Involved in the development and implementation of a modularized degree course for future teachers of English at the University of Bamberg.

  • June 2004: Co-organized the international symposium Grammatical Differences between British and American English held at the University of Paderborn.

  • January 2004 – February 2004: Successfully collaborated on a grant proposal for the above symposium directed to the Thyssen Foundation.

  • December 2003 – February 2004: Member of the selection committee recruiting a lector for American language and culture at the University of Paderborn.

  • October 2003 – February 2004: Worked successfully on a grant proposal directed to the DFG (German Research Foundation).

  • October 2002 – February 2004: Completed the basic programme for curriculum development in higher education at the University of Paderborn (comprising nine days of methodological training for university teachers).

  • February 2002 – February 2003: Responsibly involved in the development and implementation of Bachelor and Master courses at the University of Paderborn, developed a credit-point system, elaborated the official documentation and the application for legal accreditation of the courses, advised first-year students.

  • April 2001 – February 2002: Co-organized the Interdisciplinary Colloquium of Linguistics at the University of Paderborn.

  • January 2000 – April 2004: Organized the establishment of the research project “Determinants of grammatical variation in English”, helped to recruit staff, acquired research equipment and was in charge of financial controlling.

  • June 2000: Co-organized the international symposium Determinants of Grammatical Variation in English held at the University of Paderborn.

  • December 1999: Successfully prepared a grant proposal for the above symposium directed to the Thyssen Foundation.

  • June 1999 – July 1999: Provided major contributions to a successful grant proposal directed to the DFG (German Research Foundation).

  • October 1997 – February 1998: Student representative on a board supervising the Habilitation of a staff member at the University of Paderborn.

  • September 1997: Student helper in the organization of a conference for school teachers organized by the PLAZ (Paderborn Center for the Further Education of Teachers).

Publications (see German version)

Conference papers (see German version)

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