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Name: Svenja  Kranich
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
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State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Selected Publications: 2006. “The Origin of English Gerundial Constructions - a Case of French Influence?”. In Johnston, Andrew James, Ferdinand von Mengden and Stefan Thim (eds.), Language and Text. Current Perspectives on English and Germanic Historical Linguistics and Philology. Heidelberg: Winter, 179-195.
2007.“Subjectification and the English Progressive. The History of ALWAYS + Progressive Constructions”. York Papers in Linguistics (Series 2) 8, 120-137.
2008. “Subjective Progressives in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century English. Secondary Grammaticalization as a Process of Objectification”. In Gotti et al. (eds.), English Historical Linguistics 2006, Vol. 1 Syntax and Morphology, 241-256.
(forthc.) Interpretative Progressives in Late Modern English. In Van der Wurff, Wim und Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade (eds.), Proceedings from the Third Late Modern English Conference, 30th August – 1st September 2007, Bern: Lang.
(forthc.) Grammaticalization, Subjectification and Objectification. In Gehweiler, Elke, Katerina Stathi und Ekkehard König (eds.), What’s new in Grammaticalization? Proceedings from the Workshop held at the Freie Universität Berlin, May 2007. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
(2009) Epistemic Modality in English Popular Scientific Articles and their German Translations. trans-kom trans-kom 2 [1] (2009): 26-41. (
(forthc.) (together with Viktor Becher and Juliane House). Convergence and divergence of communicative norms through language contact in translation. In: Kurt Braunmüller & Juliane House (eds.) Convergence and Divergence in Language Contact Situations. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: Benjamins. (Hamburg Studies on Multilingualism 8)
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Progressive in Modern English
 Multilingual Discourse Production
 Contrastive Pragmatics and Translation
Courses Taught: History and Variation of English;
Language Contact and the History of English;
Middle English;
The language of the Canterbury Tales;
The language of Shakespeare and his contemporaries
Dissertation Abstract: The Progressive in Modern English: A corpus-based study of grammaticalization and related changes
Reviewer of: An Introduction to Late Modern English (LL Issue 21.2452)

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