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Karolina Rudnicka (eingereicht)

EDUCATION

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

10.2013 – 12.2018
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
Research Training Group "Frequency Effects in Language"
Doctoral Candidate in English Philology
Thesis Title: “The Statistics of Obsolescence: Purpose Subordinators in Late Modern English”
Website of the project: http://frequenz.uni-freiburg.de/rudnicka-project

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”
Final grade: very good
Supervisor: Prof. Krzysztof Hejwowski


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

08.2017 – 02.2018
PhD Completion Scholarship as per the State Law on Graduate Funding (LGFG)
"Abschlussstipendium zur Fertigstellung der Promotion" LGFG

09.2016 – 09.2017
Parental leave

10.2015 – 09.2016
Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
Academic staff at Research Training Group GRK DFG 1624 "Frequency Effects in Language"

04.2014 – 10.2015
Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
The English Department
Research assistant and tutor

07.2012 – 07.2013
Parental leave

10.2010 – 06.2012
Warsaw University
Institute of Applied Linguistics
Tutor cooperating with the Institute
Subjects taught: Translation of science- and technology-related texts (with a special focus on texts from the field of medical sciences) and introduction to interpreting

07.2009 – 06.2013
Freelance interpreter and translator – self employed
Freelance interpreting from English/German into Polish, from Polish into English/ German.


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

10.2018
Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany
Workshop: Nine years of research on frequency effects: Looking back, moving forward
Poster: "Grammatical Obsolescence: What Really Matters"

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”

07.2017
FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Interdisciplinary Centre for Research on Lexicography, Valency and Collocation
Guest talk: "Variation of sentence length across time and genre: influence on the syntactic usage in English"

05.2017
Charles University, Faculty of Arts, Czech Republic
Conference: ICAME 38.
Full paper: "Sentence length, genres and grammatical obsolescence"

04.2016
University of Nottingham, England
Conference: 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
Conference: 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
Conference: Changing English: Integrating cognitive, social & typological perspectives.
Full paper: "The statistics of obsolescence: case studies from Late Modern English"

02.2015
Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany
Workshop: 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
Meeting: Usage-based theories and approaches in linguistics 2nd Interannual meeting of the Italian Society of Linguistics.
Poster: "Statistics of obsolescence: a pilot corpus study"


PARTICIPATION AT WORKSHOPS

06.2016
GRK Frequency Effects in Language, Freiburg
Raus mit der Sprache - on presentation skills and body language in professional life and at
university. Workshop with Katharina Padleschat.

06.2016
GRK Frequency Effects in Language, Freiburg
Ongoing psycholinguistic research at the GRK. Workshop with Anne Cutler.

05.2016
GRK Frequency Effects in Language, Freiburg
Einfuehrung in experimentelle Methoden. Workshop with Evghenia Goltsev.

06.2016
GRK Frequency Effects in Language, Freiburg
Writing and publishing academic papers. Workshop Martin Hilpert.

07.2015
GRK Frequency Effects in Language, Freiburg
Bridging a Gap With Construction Grammar. Second Language Acquisition and Second
Language Varieties of English. Workshop with Ute Roemer and Thomas Hoffman.

11.2014
GRK Frequency Effects in Language, Freiburg
Usage-based models in language. Workshop with Holger Diessel. (co-organisation -
http://frequenz.uni-freiburg.de/734)

09.2014
GRK Frequency Effects in Language, Freiburg
Introduction to Statistics. Workshop with David Lorenz.

06.2014
IGA Freiburg, Golin Wissenschaftsmanagement
Good Scientific Practice. Workshop with Michael Gommel.

06.2014
IGA Freiburg
Advanced Statistics and Time Series Analysis. Workshop with Bjoern Schelter.


LANGUAGES

Polish Native speaker
English C2
German C2


SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS

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