Tobias Ungerer

PhD Linguistics and English Language

  • Linguistics and English Language
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

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Dugald Stewart Building

3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
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2015 BA English Studies, Leipzig University

           Thesis: Mediopassives in English – A cognitive empirical approach (Supervised by Prof Doris Schönefeld)

2018 MSc Linguistics (with distinction), The University of Edinburgh

           Thesis: Priming as evidence of links between constructions: A study of aspects of the English resultative network (Supervised by Dr Graeme Trousdale)

2018 - present: PhD Linguistics and English Language, The University of Edinburgh

           Thesis: Hyponymic and meronymic linking in the constructional network (Supervised by Dr Graeme Trousdale, Prof Nikolas Gisborne, Dr Chris Cummins)

Undergraduate teaching

Introduction to Cognitive Science

Lexical Semantics (Honours)

Linguistics and English Language 1A

Linguistics and English Language 1B

Postgraduate teaching

Lexical Semantics (MSc)

Research summary

Linguistic representation and processing, network models of language, links between grammatical constructions, inheritance/hyponymy, meronymy

Cognitive theories of grammar, Construction Grammar, Word Grammar

Psycholinguistic experimentation, structural priming

Papers delivered

"Using structural priming to test links between constructions: Priming between caused-motion and resultatives sentences", A) 15th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC), Nishinomiya, Japan, 8 Aug 2019, B) 52nd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE), Leipzig, Germany,  22 Aug 2019

"The concept of ‘inheritance’ in grammatical theory – What is it and which questions does it raise?", 25th Linguistics and English Language Postgraduate Conference (LELPGC), University of Edinburgh, 6 June 2019