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Name: Stefan  Dollinger (IPA: dɔlɪŋgər)
Institution: University of Gothenburg
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: Sweden   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Specialty: Canadian English, Dialectology, Late Modern English, New-Dialect Formation Theory
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: 2008. New-Dialect Formation in Canada: Evidence from the English Modal Auxiliaries. Amsterdam: Benjamins (= Studies in Language Companion Series 97), xxii+355 pp.

2008. 'Colonial variation in the LModE business letter: 'periphery and core' or 'random variation'?' In: Studies in Late Modern English Correspondence:
Methodology and Data Ed. by Marina Dossena and Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade. Bern: Lang, 257-287.

2008. 'Taking permissible shorcuts? Limited evidence, heuristic reasoning and the modal auxiliaries in early Canadian English' In: Empirical and analytical advances in the study of English language change Ed. by Donka Minkova and Susan M. Fitzmaurice. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter

2008. (with Laurel J. Brinton). 'Canadian English lexis: historical and variationist perspectives'. Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies 19(2) Special Issue “Focus on Canadian English”, Ed. by Matthias Meyer, 43-64.

2007. 'The importance of demography for the study of historical Canadian English: three examples from the Corpus of Early Ontario English' In: ‘Of varying language and opposing creed': New Insights into Late Modern English. Ed. by Javier Pérez-Guerra et al. Bern: Lang.

2007. 'The modal auxiliaries HAVE TO and MUST in the Corpus of Early Ontario English: gradience and colonial lag theory in Early Canadian English'. Canadian Journal of Linguistics. 51/2&3: 189-210.

2007. 'English-German bilingualism in British Columbia past to present: data, evidence, challenges' - in: Smit, Ute et al. (eds.) Tracing English through time: ex-plorations in language variation. Vienna: Braumüller (= Austrian Studies in English, 85), 51-77.

2007. Editor (with Ute Smit, Julia Hüttner, Gunther Kaltenböck, Ursula Lutzky). Tracing English through time: ex-plorations in language variation. Vienna: Braumüller (= Austrian Studies in English, 85).

2006. 'Towards a fully revised and extended edition of the Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles (DCHP-2): background, challenges, prospects'. HSL/SHL - Historical Sociolinguistics/Sociohistorical Linguistics (Leiden, NL). 6., 1 Sept. 2006.

2006. 'Oh Canada! Towards the Corpus of Early Ontario English' - in: Renouf, Antoinette and Andrew Kehoe (eds.). The changing face of corpus linguistics. Proceedings of the 24th ICAME Conference, Guernsey, UK, April 2003. Amsterdam: Rodopi.

2005. Review of 'Raymond Hickey (ed.). 2004. Legacies of colonial English. Studies in transported dialects. Cambridge: CUP (= Studies in English Language)' - in: LinguistList, available at:, 16 July 2005.

2005. 'Historical English linguistics at 7,000 feet above sea level: a report on SHEL-4'. HSL/SHL - Historical Sociolinguistics/Sociohistorical Linguistics (Leiden, NL).

2004. 'Historical corpus compilation and 'philological computing' vs. 'philological outsourcing': a LModE test case' - in: VIEWS. 13/2: 3-23. avail. also online at:

2003 'What the capitalization of nouns in Early Canadian English may tell us about ‚'colonial lag' theory: methods and problems.' - VIEWS. 12/1: 24-44 - online version available at:
Announced on LINGUIST :  New-Dialect Formation in Canada
 The Written Questionnaire in Social Dialectology
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  New-Dialect Formation in Canada
Courses Taught: Introduction to Sociolinguistics, Varieties of English, Dialectology, History of the English Language,
Canadian English lexicology and lexicography

Dissertation Abstract: New-Dialect Formation in Early Canada: The modal auxiliaries in Ontario English, 1776-1850
Reviewer of: Historical Ling/Lang Description: Hickey (2004) (LL Issue 16.2191)
English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (LL Issue 18.242)
St Helenian English (LL Issue 20.2557)
Textbooks/Historical Ling: Singh (2005) (LL Issue 17.293)
Academic Paper Abstract: Academic and public attitudes to the notion of ‘standard’ Canadian English

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