Publications

accepted/in press

Benedikt Szmrecsanyi and Melanie Röthlisberger. World Englishes from the perspective of dialect typology. In: Daniel Schreier, Marianne Hundt and Edgar Schneider (eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of World Englishes. Cambridge: CUP.

 

2017

2017. Röthlisberger, Melanie, Jason Grafmiller and Benedikt Szmrecsanyi. Cognitive indigenization effects in the English dative alternation. Cognitive Linguistics 18(4): 673-710.[preprint article]

 

2016

2016. Szmrecsanyi, Benedikt, Jason Grafmiller, Benedikt Heller and Melanie Röthlisberger. Around the world in three alternations: modeling syntactic variation in varieties of English. English World-Wide 37(2), 109-137. [pdf article]

 

2015

2015. Röthlisberger, Melanie. [Review]. The Evolution of Englishes: The Dynamic Model and beyond. Sarah Buschfeld, Thomas Hoffmann, Magnus Huber and Alexander Kautzsch (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [pdf manuscript]

 

2013

2013. Röthlisberger, Melanie and Gerold Schneider. 2013. Of-genitive versus s-genitive: A corpus-based analysis of possessive constructions in 20th century American English. In: Paul Bennett, Martin Durrell, Silke Scheible and Richard J. Whitt (eds.), New Methods in Historical Corpus Linguistics. Narr: Tübingen, 163-179. [pdf article]

 


Presentations

upcoming

Röthlisberger, Melanie and Sali Tagliamonte. “You can just google it up”: Patterns of variation in particle placement in North American English. Poster to be presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Society of America, Salt Lake City, United States, 4-7 January 2018.

2017

2017d. Pabst, Katharina, Lex Konnelly, Melanie Röthlisberger and Sali Tagliamonte. The individual vs. the community: Evidence from t/d deletion in Canadian English. Paper presented at the Methods in Dialectology conference XVI, Tachikawa, Japan, 8 August 2017.

2017c. Röthlisberger, Melanie and Sali A. Tagliamonte. “You can just google it up”: Patterns of variation in particle placement in Ontario English. Paper presented at the QLVL Research meeting, KU Leuven, Belgium, 13 February 2017.

2017b. Röthlisberger, Melanie. 3D modelling in R. Workshop, University of Toronto, Canada, 20 January 2017.

2017a. Röthlisberger, Melanie and Sali A. Tagliamonte. Particle placement in Ontario English: Is there a founder effect? Paper presented at the LVC Research meeting, University of Toronto, Canada, 13 January 2017.

2016

2016j. Röthlisberger, Melanie. Is indigenization in probabilistic constraints a sign of different grammars? Insights from syntactic variation in New Englishes. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 45, Vancouver, Canada, 6 November 2016.[abstract | slides]

2016i. Röthlisberger, Melanie. Lexical variation in syntactic profiles: New insights from World Englishes. Paper presented at the 8th Annual LGCU Welcome Workshop, Toronto, Canada, 7 October 2016. [abstract | slides]

2016h. Röthlisberger, Melanie. Syntactic variation as a measure of indigenization in New Englishes. Paper presented at the LVC Research meeting, Toronto, Canada, 29 September 2016.

2016g. Szmrecsanyi, Benedikt and Melanie Röthlisberger. Context matters: The probabilistic grammar of international varieties of English. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistic Symposium 21, Murcia, Spain, 17 June 2016. [abstract | slides]

2016f. Heller, Benedikt, Jason Grafmiller, Melanie Röthlisberger and Benedikt Szmrecsanyi. Syntactic variation and probabilistic indigenization in World Englishes. Paper presented at ICAME 37, Hong Kong, 29 May 2016. [slides]

2016e. Grafmiller, Jason, Benedikt Heller, Melanie Röthlisberger and Benedikt Szmrecsanyi. Syntactic variation and probabilistic indigenization in World Englishes. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Syntactic Variation (NWASV) 2, Ghent, Belgium, 19 May 2016. [abstract | slides]

2016d. Röthlisberger, Melanie, Jason Grafmiller, Benedikt Heller and Benedikt Szmrecsanyi. Syntactic variation, probabilistic indigenization, and World Englishes. Paper presented at the BKL Taaldag, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 13 May 2016. [abstract | slides]

2016c. Röthlisberger, Melanie. Cognitive indigenization effects in the English dative alternation. Paper presented at the Lunchtime Talk, Zurich, Switzerland, 27 April 2016. [slides]

2016b. Röthlisberger, Melanie. Cognitive indigenization effects in the English dative alternation. Paper presented at the workshop Probabilistic variation across dialects and varieties, Leuven, Belgium, 4 April 2016. [slides]

2016a. Grafmiller, Jason, Benedikt Heller, Melanie Röthlisberger and Benedikt Szmrecsanyi. Syntactic variation as a measure of probabilistic indigenization in global varieties of English. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) 90, Washington DC, USA, 10 January 2016. [slides]

2015

2015g. Heller, Benedikt and Melanie Röthlisberger. Big data on trial: Researching syntactic alternations in GloWbE and ICE. Paper presented at From Data to Evidence (d2e), Helsinki, Finland, 21 October 2015. [abstract | slides]

2015f. Grafmiller, Jason and Melanie Röthlisberger. Syntactic alternations, schematization, and collostructional diversity in World Englishes. Paper presented at the 21st conference of the International Association of World Englishes (IAWE 21), Istanbul, Turkey, 09 October 2015. [abstract | slides]

2015e. Röthlisberger, Melanie, Jason Grafmiller, Benedikt Heller and Benedikt Szmrecsanyi. What choice(s) do we have? Processing and contextual constraints on syntactic variation across the globe. Paper presented at the 21st conference of the International Association of World Englishes (IAWE 21), Istanbul, Turkey, 09 October 2015. [abstract | slides]

2015d. Röthlisberger, Melanie. Cognitive constraints on the dative alternation across space and registers. Paper presented at the International Cognitive Linguistics Conference 13 (ICLC 13), Newcastle, UK, 25 July 2015. [abstract | slides]

2015c. Szmrecsanyi, Benedikt, Jason Grafmiller, Benedikt Heller and Melanie Röthlisberger. Probabilistic variation in a comparative perspective: the grammar of varieties of English. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 8), Leipzig, Germany, 27-29 May 2015. [abstract | slides]

2015b. Röthlisberger, Melanie. Probabilistic constraints on linguistic choice-making: the dative alternation in varieties of English. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 8), Leipzig, Germany, 27-29 May 2015. [abstract | slides]

2015a. Röthlisberger, Melanie and Benedikt Szmrecsanyi. Modeling the dative alternation in four varieties of English. Paper presented at the GLIMS workshop on Variation and Change in Dative and Ditransitive Constructions, Ghent, Belgium, 24 February 2015. [slides]

2014

2014b. Grafmiller, Jason, Benedikt Heller, Melanie Röthlisberger and Benedikt Szmrecsanyi. Exploring probabilistic grammars in varieties of English. Paper presented at ICAME 35, Nottingham, UK, 30 April – 04 May 2014. [slides]

2014a. Grafmiller, Jason, Benedikt Heller, Melanie Röthlisberger and Benedikt Szmrecsanyi. Exploring probabilistic grammars in varieties of English. Poster presented at ISLE 3, Zurich, 25 August 2014. [abstract | poster]

2012

2012d. Röthlisberger, Melanie. Register variation and the dative alternation in 20th century American English. Paper presented at ELC 3, Santiago di Compostela, Spain, 21-22 September 2012. [slides]

2012c. Röthlisberger, Melanie. Syntactic weight and the dative alternation in 20th century British and American English. Paper presented at ICEHL 17, Zurich, Switzerland, 20-25 August 2012. [slides]

2012b. Röthlisberger, Melanie. The dative alternation in 20th century Newspaper Language. Work-in-progress report presented at ICAME 33, Leuven, Belgium, 30 May – 03 June 2012. [slides]

2012a. Lehmann, Hans Martin, Melanie Röthlisberger and Gerold Schneider. The genitive’s choice: exploring of-genitive and Saxon genitive. Paper presented at ICAME 33, Leuven, Belgium, 30 May – 03 June 2012. [slides]

2011

2011b. Röthlisberger, Melanie. A comparative analysis of an invariant tag in six varieties of Enlgish, eh? Work-in-progress report presented at ICAME 32, Oslo, Norway, 01-05 June 2011. [slides]

2011a. Röthlisberger, Melanie and Gerold Schneider. Of-genitive versus s-genitive: A corpus-based analysis of possessive constructions in 20th century American English. Paper presented at New Methods in Historical corpora, Manchester, UK, 29-30 April, 2011. [abstract | slides]