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Name: Thomas  Hoffmann
Institution: Universität Osnabrück
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State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Specialty: Construction Grammar
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Books
2011. Preposition Placement in English: A usage-based approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2010. “White Kenyan English”. In D. Schreier, P.Trudgill, E.Schneider and J.P. Williams, eds. The Lesser-known Varieties of English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2008. “English relative clauses and Construction Grammar: A topic which preposition placement can shed light on?” In G. Trousdale and N. Gisborne, eds. Constructional Explanations in English Grammar. Berlin : Mouton de Gruyter, 77-112.

2007. “'I need data which I can rely on': Corroborating empirical evidence on preposition placement in English relative clauses” In S. Featherston and W. Sternefeld, eds. Roots: Linguistics in Search of its Evidential Base. Berlin : Mouton de Gruyter, 161-183.

2007. “Complements versus adjuncts: A Construction Grammar approach of English prepositional phrases”. Occasional Papers in Language and Linguistics (University of Nairobi) 3: 92-119.

2007. 'Good is good and bad is bad: but how do we know which one we had?' Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory 3,1: 87-98.

2006. 'Corpora and introspection as corroborating evidence: The case of preposition placement in English relative clauses'. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory 2,2: 165-195.

2005. 'Variable vs. categorical effects: Preposition pied piping and stranding in British English relative clauses'. Journal of English Linguistics, 33,3: 257-297.
Announced on LINGUIST :  World Englishes - Problems, Properties and Prospects
 The Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar
 Preposition Placement in English
 Preposition Placement in English
 The Evolution of Englishes
 The Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar
 The Evolution of Englishes
Courses Taught: Advanced Linguistic Research Methods

Statistics for Linguists

Introduction to Eng. Linguistics
Syntactic Theories

Empirical Linguistics

Accents of Eng. Around the World


Dissertation Abstract: Preposition Pied Piping and Stranding in British and Kenyan English: An experimental- and corpus-based construction grammar analysis
Reviewer of: World Englishes (LL Issue 20.1355)
Quantitative Research in Linguistics (LL Issue 20.4225)
Constructions: Emerging and Emergent (LL Issue 23.1581)

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