Dr Daniela Kolbe-Hanna

Degree: PhD Trier, M.A. Freiburg

Daniela Kolbe-Hanna received her PhD at Trier University in 2008. Her dissertation topic was Complement clauses in British Englishes. Her postdoc project analyses stancemarking in varieties of English. While studying English, Scandinavian and Slavic Studies in Freiburg, she studied in Scotland and worked in the USA and Russia. She is firmly convinced that the flexiblity of language will always defy complete linguistic categorisation.

She is also currently "Gleichstellungsbeauftragte" of the Faculty (Fachbereich II).

Main Areas of Teaching and Research

  • language variation and change
  • phonetics and phonology
  • syntax
  • pragmatics
  • conversation analysis

Selected Publications

  • 2015. with Benedikt Szmrecsanyi. "Grammatical variation". In: Douglas Biber & Randi Reppen (eds.), The Cambridge handbook of English corpus linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 161-179.
  • 2014. “The Comparability of Discoure Features”: I think in Englishes Worldwide. In Silvia Mergenthal and Reingard M. Nischik (eds.) Anglistentag 2013 Konstanz: Proceedings. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag. 337-349.
  • 2012. “Corpus Analysis in Dialectology”. In Carol A. Chapelle (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • 2011. “Complement clauses”. In Nuria Hernández, Daniela Kolbe & Monika Edith Schulz. A comparative grammar of British English dialects. Vol. 2: Modals, pronouns and complement clauses. Berlin / New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 193-314.
  • 2010. mit Andrea Sand. “Embedded inversion worldwide”. Linguaculture:2(1): 25-42.
  • 2010. “The semantic and grammatical overlap of as and that: Evidence from non-standard English”. In Ute Römer und Rainer Schulze (eds.) Exploring the Lexis-Grammar Interface. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 137-152.