Jakob Neels

Curriculum Vitae

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Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

seit 2013______ Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Anglistik der Universität Leipzig; Dissertationsprojekt im Bereich der Grammatikalisierungsforschung (Arbeitstitel: Grammatica-lisation from a usage-based perspective: Frequency effects in the routinisation of constructions)
2007-2013 Bachelor- und Master-Studium der Anglistik (Nebenfächer: Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Kulturwissenschaften) an der Universität Leipzig
2012 ERASMUS-Semester an der Bangor University, Wales
2011 Studentische Hilfskraft in der Abteilung für Linguistik am Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie, Leipzig

Forschungsinteressen

  • Sprachwandel, insbesondere Grammatikalisierung
  • Sprachgeschichte des Englischen
  • Konstruktionsgrammatik („usage-based“)
  • Korpuslinguistische Ansätze zu Sprachvariation und -wandel

Lehrveranstaltungen

  • Language Change: Attitudes, Motivations and Mechanisms (SS 2016)
  • Early Modern English (SS 2015)
  • Synchronic Linguistics: Morphology, Syntax, Semantics (WS 2015/2016, WS 2014/2015, WS 2013/2014, WS 2012/2013)
  • Introduction to Synchronic Linguistics for American Studies (SS 2014, SS 2013)
  • Working with Language Corpora (Workshop zusammen mit Anne Krause und Doris Schönefeld, November 2013)

Publikationen

  • Neels, Jakob, und Stefan Hartmann (im Erscheinen). Reduction or expansion? A bit of both. A case study on the development of German degree modifiers. In: Evie Coussé, Peter Andersson und Joel Olofsson (Hrsgg.). Grammaticalization meets Construction Grammar. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Neels, Jakob (2015). The history of the quasi-auxiliary use(d) to: A usage-based account. Journal of Historical Linguistics 5:2. 177-234.

Vorträge

  • Neels, Jakob, und Stefan Hartmann (2016, September). The diachronic development of German degree modifiers: A corpus-based study. 49th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Neapel.
  • Neels, Jakob (2016, Juli). Towards a refinement of frequency-effect accounts of grammaticalisation. 6th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Bangor.
  • Neels, Jakob (2016, Juli). Frequency-effect explanations of grammaticalisation: Can we count on them? 23. LIPP-Symposium „Grammatikalisierung in interdisziplinärer Perspektive“, München.
  • Neels, Jakob (2016, April). The history of the quasi-auxiliary use(d) to: A usage-based account. 2nd International Conference on Grammaticalization, Rouen.
  • Hartmann, Stefan, und Jakob Neels (2015, Oktober). Reduction or expansion? A bit of both. A case study on the development of degree modifiers. Workshop „Grammaticalization meets Construction Grammar“, Göteborg.
  • Neels, Jakob (2015, Juli). Adding a diachronic dimension to the case of let alone. 22nd International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Neapel.
  • Neels, Jakob (2014, Juli). Frequency measures and collocations in grammaticalisation18th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, Löwen.
  • Kania, Ursula, und Jakob Neels (2014, Juni). Sprachbasierter Humor in „How I Met your Mother“. 4. Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften, Leipzig.
  • Neels, Jakob (2014, Mai). Frequency measures and collocations in grammaticalisation. IV. Diskussionsforum Linguistik in Bayern, München. 

Mitgliedschaften

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kognitive Linguistik (DGKL)
  • Leipziger Arbeitskreis Kognitive Linguistik/Konstruktionsgrammatik (LAKK)

 

Curriculum Vitae

Academic employment and qualifications

since 2013______ Research Associate at the Institute of British Studies, Leipzig University; PhD project in the field of grammaticalisation research (working title: Grammaticalisation from a usage-based perspective: Frequency effects in the routinisation of constructions)
2007-2013 B.A. and M.A. in English Studies (minor subjects: General Linguistics, Cultural Studies), Leipzig University
2012 ERASMUS exchange semester at Bangor University, Wales
2011 Student assistant in the Department of Linguistics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig

Research interests

  • Language change and grammaticalisation
  • The history of the English language
  • Usage-based Construction Grammar
  • Corpus-linguistic approaches to language variation and change

Teaching experience

  • Language Change: Attitudes, Motivations and Mechanisms (SS 2016)
  • Early Modern English (SS 2015)
  • Synchronic Linguistics: Morphology, Syntax, Semantics (WS 2015/2016, WS 2014/2015, WS 2013/2014, WS 2012/2013)
  • Introduction to Synchronic Linguistics for American Studies (SS 2014, SS 2013)
  • Working with Language Corpora (workshop together with Anne Krause and Doris Schönefeld, November 2013)

Publications

  • Neels, Jakob, and Stefan Hartmann (forthcoming). Reduction or expansion? A bit of both. A case study on the development of German degree modifiers. In: Evie Coussé, Peter Andersson and Joel Olofsson (eds.). Grammaticalization meets Construction Grammar. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Neels, Jakob (2015). The history of the quasi-auxiliary use(d) to: A usage-based account. Journal of Historical Linguistics 5:2. 177-234.

Presentations

  • Neels, Jakob, and Stefan Hartmann (2016, September). The diachronic development of German degree modifiers: A corpus-based study. 49th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Naples.
  • Neels, Jakob (2016, July). Towards a refinement of frequency-effect accounts of grammaticalisation. 6th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Bangor.
  • Neels, Jakob (2016, July). Frequency-effect explanations of grammaticalisation: Can we count on them? 23rd LIPP-Symposium “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Grammaticalization”, Munich.
  • Neels, Jakob (2016, April). The history of the quasi-auxiliary use(d) to: A usage-based account. 2nd International Conference on Grammaticalization, Rouen.
  • Hartmann, Stefan, and Jakob Neels (2015, October). Reduction or expansion? A bit of both. A case study on the development of degree modifiers. Workshop “Grammaticalization meets Construction Grammar”, Gothenburg.
  • Neels, Jakob (2015, July). Adding a diachronic dimension to the case of let alone. 22nd International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Naples.
  • Neels, Jakob (2014, July). Frequency measures and collocations in grammaticalisation. 18th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, Leuven.
  • Kania, Ursula, and Jakob Neels (2014, June). Sprachbasierter Humor in „How I Met your Mother“. 4. Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften, Leipzig.
  • Neels, Jakob (2014, May). Frequency measures and collocations in grammaticalisation. IV. Diskussionsforum Linguistik in Bayern, Munich. 

Memberships

  • German Cognitive Linguistics Association (GCLA/DGKL)
  • Leipziger Arbeitskreis Kognitive Linguistik/Konstruktionsgrammatik (LAKK)