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Prof. Dr. Svenja Kranich

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Room 2.021

Regina-Pacis-Weg 5

Phone: +49 (0)228 73-7625

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Research interests

  • Grammatical change in recent English
  • Linguistic complexity
  • Modality and aspect in English and other languages
  • English-German contrasts, particularly pragmatic and stylistic contrasts
  • Translation studies
  • Language contact
  • Grammaticalization


Current research projects

  • The mystery of the modals in recent English. How to explain the recent changes in the modal domain.
  • Translation as trigger of language variation and change (cooperation with Qiurong Zhao, University of Science and Technology, Beijing)
  • Late stages and losses in grammatical change (cooperation with Tine Breban, University of Manchester)