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Karolina Rudnicka (eingereicht)

EDUCATION

Doctoral thesis defended: 13 December 2018
Doctoral thesis submitted: 28 July 2018

10.2013 – 12.2018
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
Doctoral Candidate in English Philology
Doctoral Thesis: “The Statistics of Obsolescence: Purpose Subordinators in Late Modern English”

1st Supervisor: Prof. Christian Mair
2nd Supervisor: Prof. Bernd Kortmann

10.2004 – 07.2009 University of Warsaw, Institute of Applied Linguistics
Major: applied linguistics (English and German)
Master’s program (five years)
MA Thesis: “Towards a multimedia dictionary of language used in standardized medical documents”
Supervisor: Prof. Krzysztof Hejwowski

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

10.2015 – 09.2018
Doctoral Researcher
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
DFG-funded Research Training Group “Frequency Effect in Language”

08.2017 – 02.2018
PhD Completion Scholarship
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
“Abschlussstipendium nach dem Landesgraduiertenförderungsgesetz”

09.2016 – 09.2017
Parental leave

04.2014 – 10.2015
Tutor and Research Assistant
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, English Department

07.2012 – 07.2013
Parental leave

10.2010 – 06.2012
Lecturer
University of Warsaw, Institute of Applied Linguistics

07.2009 – 06.2013
Consecutive interpreter, translator (self-employed)
Languages: English, German, Polish


PUBLICATIONS

Rudnicka, Karolina. 2018. Variation of sentence length across time and genre: influence on the syntactic usage in English. In Diachronic Corpora, Genre, and Language Change, Richard Jason Whitt (ed.). Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins. (https://benjamins.com/catalog/scl.85)

Rudnicka, Karolina. (submitted) The Statistics of Obsolescence: Purpose Subordinators in Late Modern English. PhD Dissertation, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg.


TALKS AT CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

Forthcoming
03.2019
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Language Change in English and Beyond: Linguistic Theory and Historical Corpora
full paper: "The Statistics of Obsolescence: Purpose Subordinators in Late Modern English"

03.2018
University of Stuttgart, Germany
DGFS 2018: 40th Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society
full paper: "Obsolescence in the network of English purpose subordinators"

05.2017
Charles University, Czech Republic
ICAME 38
full paper: "Sentence length, genres and grammatical obsolescence"

04.2016
University of Nottingham, England
Diachronic Corpora, Genre, and Language Change
full paper: "Grammatical obsolescence, genres and sentence length: some of the interesting things diachronic multi-genre corpora can tell us"

10.2015
University of Helsinki, Finland
From data to evidence. Big Data, Rich Data, Uncharted Data
full paper: "How to investigate grammatical obsolescence? A case study from Late Modern English grammar"

06.2015
University of Helsinki, Finland
Changing English: Integrating cognitive, social & typological perspectives
full paper: "The statistics of obsolescence: case studies from
Late Modern English"

02.2015
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany
Measuring recency and frequency effects in diachronic and synchronic data
talk: "Barely explored landscapes of grammatical obsolescence"

05.2014
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Usage-based theories and approaches in linguistics
poster: "Statistics of obsolescence: a pilot corpus study"


LANGUAGES
Polish Mother tongue
English C2
German C2
Spanish A2


SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS

Corpus linguistics, language variation and change, diachronic linguistics, quantitative approaches to language change