Dr Susanne Flach | Linguist

Neuchâtel | Switzerland

About

I am a post-doc of English Linguistics at the Universität Zürich and the Université de Neuchâtel in Switzerland. During the winter term 2019–20, I was a visiting professor at the Universität Leipzig. In early 2017, I received my PhD at Freie Universität Berlin for a usage-based analysis of constraints on English serial verb constructions.

My primary research interests are lexico-grammatical patterns in contemporary English and language change in Late Modern English. I investigate how usage distribution contributes to our understanding of human linguistic knowledge. While I focus more on corpus-based perspectives, I also employ experimental methods.

Lac Neuchâtel, October 2017.