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Name: Melanie  Borchers
Institution: Universität Duisburg-Essen
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Homepage: http://www.uni-due.de/anglistik/english_linguistics_and_language_history/Borchers_Melanie
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Specialty: Middle English phraseology
Subject Language(s): English
French
Selected Publications: “Middle English Phraseology: Problems Identifying the Source(s).” In: Kokkonidis, Miltiadis (ed.), Proceedings of LingO 2007. Oxford: Faculty of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics, 2009. 27-34. [http://www.ling-phil.ox.ac.uk/events/lingo/papers/melanie.borchers.pdf]
'Exploring the Old French Influence on Middle English Prepositional Constructions: A Phraseological Investigation of at need .' Journal of Language Contact (JLC): Thema 1/2011. 92-105 [http://brill.publisher.ingentaconnect.com/content/brill/jlc/2011/00000004/00000001/art00005]
'Review of Martin Gardner (ed.). The Annotated Alice - The Definitive Edition. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass.' In: Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht (LWU) 36:2/2003, 182.
'Review of Simon Winchester, The Meaning of Everything. The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary.' In: Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht (LWU) 37:2/2004, 197-199.
Courses Taught: Academic Writing
And as the Frensshe booke saith... - A Course on Middle English
Corpus Linguistics and the Description of English
English in Scotland
English Phraseology
English Usage
Historical Linguistics
(Im)Politeness
Introduction to Linguistics
Is it Culturally Sensitive to Say 'Politically Correct'?
Language Contact in the History of the English Language
Making NonSense - A Course on Semantics
Text Linguistics
The Web of Words - A Course on Lexicography
Well, you know, pragmatic markers are sort of ...



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