Lina Baldus

Lina Baldus joined the department in October 2015. She studied English Linguistics at the University of Siegen where she obtained her M.A. in March 2015. She is now working on her PhD thesis investigating the second language acquisition of non-finite complement clauses. The thesis is supervised by Prof. Dr. Sabine Arndt-Lappe.

Research Interests

 Her main research interests are:

  • second language acquisition (SLA)

    • non-finite complementation, the catenative verb construction in particular
    • the combination of corpus and experimental data in SLA research
    • frequency effects in language and in SLA

  • usage-based and constructionist approaches to language

Recent presentations

  • “Frequency Effects in the L2 Acquisition of the Catenative Verb Construction – Evidence from Corpus and Experimental Data”, Departmental seminar series, Department of Language and Linguistics, invited talk at the University of Essex, Colchester, United Kingdom, November 2, 2017
  • “Investigating Frequency Effects in Learner Corpus and Experimental Data: The Case of the English Catenative Verb Construction”, 4th Learner Corpus Research Conference, Bolzano, Italy, October 5-7, 2017
  • "What is 'Frequent Enough'? A Case Study on the L2 Acquisition of the Catenative Verb Construction", isLE 4, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland, September 18-21, 2016
  • The Second Language Acquisition of the Catenative Verb Construction - A pseudo-longitudinal study", English Linguistics Circle, University of Trier, Trier, Germany, July 13, 2016
  • "Frequency Effects in the Second Language Acquisition of the Catenative Verb Construction", invited talk at the University of Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany, June 13, 2016

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