Tobias Ungerer

PhD Linguistics and English Language

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

Contact details

Address

Street

Dugald Stewart Building

City
3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
Post code
EH8 9AD

Qualifications

2015 BA British Studies, Leipzig University

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

2018 MSc Linguistics (Dist.), The University of Edinburgh

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

2019 Staatsexamen for teaching English and German at secondary schools, Leipzig University

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

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

Undergraduate teaching

2018-19

Tutor:

  • Linguistics and English Language 1A

  • Linguistics and English Language 1B

  • Lexical Semantics (Honours)

2019-20

Tutor:

  • Intro to Cognitive Science

Postgraduate teaching

2018-19

Tutor:

  • Lexical Semantics (MSc)

Research summary

Grammatical representation and processing: network models of language

Links between grammatical constructions: inheritance/hyponymy; meronymy; metaphor

Psycholinguistic experimentation: structural priming, lexical priming

Cognitive theories of grammar: Construction Grammar, Word Grammar

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