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Alexander Bergs

University of Osnabrück

Alexander Bergs is Full Professor and Chair of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Osnabrück. His research interests include, among others, language variation and change, constructional approaches to language, the role of context in language, the syntax/pragmatics interface and cognitive poetics. His works include several authored and edited books (Social Networks and Historical Sociolinguistics, Modern Scots, Contexts and Constructions, Constructions and Language Change), a short textbook on Synchronic English Linguistics and the two-volume Handbook of English Historical Linguistics (2012, ed. with Laurel Brinton) as well as more than two dozen articles in high profile international journals and edited volumes.

Alexander Bergs has taught at the Universities of Düsseldorf, Bonn, Santiago de Compostela, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has organized several international workshops and conferences.