Auer Anita

Auer Anita

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Current teaching

2019-> English Composition... Exercices
2019-> English Composition... Exercices
2018-> Le langage à plusieurs voix... Cours
2017-> Critical Approaches... Séminaire
2015-> Etudes anglaises: conférences (Guest Lecture / Staff Meeting)... Cours
2015-> Research Methodologies... Séminaire
2015-> The Development of the English Language... Cours
2020->2020 Language and Migration... Séminaire
2020->2020 Linguistics: Language and the City... Séminaire
2020->2020 The Politics of Language... Séminaire
2019->2019 Language and Identity... Séminaire
2019->2019 Linguistics : The Language of Jane Austen and her Contemporaries... Séminaire
2019->2019 Synchronic Linguistics: English Dialects Past and Present... Séminaire
2017->2019 Environmental Crisis and Societal Change: Discourse, Effects, Solution.... Cours-Séminaire

Former teaching

2018->2018 Language and Migration... Séminaire
2018->2018 Linguistics : Psycholinguistics... Séminaire
2018->2018 The Politics of Language... Séminaire
2015->2018 English Composition... Exercices
2015->2018 English Composition... Exercices
2015->2018 English Composition... Exercices
2015->2018 English Composition... Exercices
2015->2018 English Composition... Exercices
2015->2018 English Composition... Exercices
2015->2018 Synchronic Linguistics: Language History and Language Change... Séminaire
2017->2017 Language and Identity... Séminaire
2017->2017 Linguistics : Attitudes to Language... Séminaire
2017->2017 Linguistics : The Language of Jane Austen and her Contemporaries... Séminaire
2016->2017 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2016->2017 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2016->2017 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2016->2017 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2016->2017 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2016->2017 Le langage à plusieurs voix - Cours transversal de linguistique générale et linguistique de langues... Cours
2014->2017 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Cours
2016->2016 Anthropole Multilingue... Séminaire
2016->2016 Global Warming and Societal Change: Discourse, Effects, Solutions... Cours-Séminaire
2016->2016 Language and Migration... Séminaire
2016->2016 Linguistics : Psycholinguistics... Séminaire
2013->2016 Introduction aux approches critiques... Cours
2015->2015 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2015->2015 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2015->2015 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2015->2015 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2015->2015 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2015->2015 Language and Identity... Séminaire
2015->2015 Le langage à plusieurs voix - Cours transversal de linguistique générale et linguistique de langues... Cours
2015->2015 Linguistics : Language and Social Media... Séminaire
2014->2014 English dialects - past and present... Séminaire
2014->2014 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2014->2014 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2014->2014 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2014->2014 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2014->2014 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2014->2014 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2014->2014 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2014->2014 Introduction to English language and linguistics (IELL)... Travaux pratiques
2014->2014 Language and Gender... Séminaire
2014->2014 Language and the City... Séminaire
2014->2014 Language History and Language Change... Séminaire
2014->2014 Linguistics : Bilingualism... Séminaire
2014->2014 Linguistisches Seminar : Sprachgeschichte von unten... Séminaire
2014->2014 Synchronic Linguistics: Introduction to Sociolinguistics... Séminaire
2013->2014 Le langage à plusieurs voix - Cours transversal de linguistique générale et linguistique de langues... Cours
2013->2013 English historical sociolinguistics... Séminaire
2013->2013 Synchronic Linguistics : The Description of English... Séminaire
2013->2013 The Language of Jane Austen... Séminaire

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Presentation

Anita Auer is a (socio)historical linguist with a special interest in diachronic and synchronic aspects of language variation and change. She has a keen interest in interdisciplinary research, particularly the correlation between language variation and change and socio-economic history, as well as textual history (in relation to corpus linguistics). Her current research focuses on (a) alternative histories of the English language, i.e. the role of historical urban vernaculars in standardisation processes; the language of the labouring poor in Late Modern England; (b) the historical development of English subjunctive constructions; and (c) language maintenance and shift amongst Swiss heritage speakers past and present in North America.

Publications

2017
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Tanja Säily, Arja Nurmi, Minna Palander-Collin and Anita Auer, eds. Exploring Future Paths for Historical Sociolinguistics. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2017.

This volume explores potential paths in historical sociolinguistics, with a particular focus on the inter-related areas of methodological innovations, hitherto un- or under-explored textual resources, and theoretical advancements and challenges. The individual chapters cover Dutch, Finnish and different varieties of English and are based on data spanning from the fifteenth century to the present day. Paying tribute to Terttu Nevalainen’s pioneering work, the book highlights the wide range and complexity of the field of historical sociolinguistics and presents achievements and challenges of interdisciplinary collaboration. The book is of interest to a wide readership, ranging from scholars of historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics and digital humanities to (advanced) graduate and postgraduate students in courses on language variation and change.

ISBN: 9789027200860

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2015
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Auer, Anita, Daniel Schreier and Richard J. Watts. Letter Writing and Language Change. Studies in English Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Letter Writing and Language Change outlines the historical sociolinguistic value of letter analysis, both in theory and practice. The chapters in this volume make use of insights from all three 'Waves of Variation Studies', and many of them, either implicitly or explicitly, look at specific aspects of the language of the letter writers in an effort to discover how those writers position themselves and how they attempt, consciously or unconsciously, to construct social identities. The letters are largely from people in the lower strata of social structure, either to addressees of the same social status or of a higher status. In this sense the question of the use of 'standard' and/or 'nonstandard' varieties of English is in the forefront of the contributors' interest. Ultimately, the studies challenge the assumption that there is only one 'legitimate' and homogenous form of English or of any other language.

ISBN: 9781107018648

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2014
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Auer, Anita, and Björn Köhnlein. Linguistics in the Netherlands. Vol. 31. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2014.

Linguistics in the Netherlands is a series of annual publications, sponsored by the Dutch Linguistics Association (Algemene Vereniging voor Taalwetenschap) and published by John Benjamins Publishing Company since Volume 8 in 1991. Each volume contains a careful selection through peer review of papers presented at the annual meeting of the society. The aim of the annual meeting is to provide members with an opportunity to report on their work in progress. Each volume presents an overview of research in different fields of linguistics in the Netherlands containing articles on phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.

ISBN: 9789027231741

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2013
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Aalberse, Suzanne, and Anita Auer. Linguistics in the Netherlands. Vol. 30. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2013.

Linguistics in the Netherlands is a series of annual publications, sponsored by the Dutch Linguistics Association (Algemene Vereniging voor Taalwetenschap) and published by John Benjamins Publishing Company since Volume 8 in 1991. Each volume contains a careful selection through peer review of papers presented at the annual meeting of the society. The aim of the annual meeting is to provide members with an opportunity to report on their work in progress. Each volume presents an overview of research in different fields of linguistics in the Netherlands containing articles on phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.

ISBN: 9789027231734

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2009
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Auer, Anita. The Subjunctive in the Age of Prescriptivism: English and German Developments in the Eighteenth Century. Palgrave Studies in Language History and Language Change. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Anita Auer presents a comparative study relating to the description, use and development of the inflectional subjunctive in English and German in the eighteenth century. She is concerned with the establishment of linguistic norms in the history of English and German, with a particular focus on the Austrian German variety, and the socio-political contexts in which these norms arose, as well as their influence on actual usage. The hitherto unresolved question of whether and to what extent prescriptive grammarians influenced the development of the subjunctive in both languages is examined and successfully evaluated through a close comparison between meta-linguistic comments (eighteenth-century grammars) and actual language usage (corpus study). Students and researchers of (socio-) historical linguistics in English and German as well as other languages will find this study comprehensive, carefully researched and accessible.

ISBN: 9780230574410

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