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. In June 2020, she completed her PhD thesis, which examined the second language acquisition of non-finite complement clauses from a usage-based perspective. The thesis was supervised by Prof. Dr. Sabine Arndt-Lappe (Trier University) and Prof. Dr. Ute Römer (Georgia State University).

Currently, she is working as a postdoctoral researcher and project coordinator of the research program Patterns. Linguistic Creativity and Variation in Synchrony and Diachrony

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 publications

Recent presentations (Selection)

  • With Sabine Arndt-Lappe: “The Development of Subschemas in L2 Acquisition: Two Case Studies from German-English Syntax and Morphophonology”, SLE 52, Leipzig, Germany, 21-24 August 2019
  • With Sabine Arndt-Lappe: “How do frequency, granularity, and proficiency interact in the L2 acquisition of alternations? Evidence from German-English syntax and morphophonology”, EuroSLA 28, Münster, Germany, September 5-8, 2018
  • “Catenative verb constructions in L2 acquisition: The role of frequency”, ICCG10, Paris, France, July 16-18, 2018
  • With Daniela Kolbe-Hanna: “The choice between –ing and to complement clauses in English as first, second and foreign language?”, ICAME 39,  University of Tampere, Finland, May 30 - June 3, 2018
  • “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