I am a Senior Research and Teaching Associate working at the English department of the University of Zurich (UZH) and a Teaching Associate at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). My research is mostly concerned with quantitative approaches to the analysis of (morpho-) syntactic alternation in the area of Postcolonial Englishes, but I am also interested in other varieties and languages (Pidgins and Creoles, Swiss German dialects). When I am not in front of my computer doing some nerdy stats stuff, you can find me in the mountains, helping out in scouting camps or reading at home.


Research interests: phonological, lexical and morphosyntactic variation, variationist sociolinguistics, cognitive sociolinguistics, dialectometric techniques and quantitative approaches, historical linguistics

Contact: melanie[dot]roethlisberger[at]es[dot]uzh[dot]ch

ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-1959-174X