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Dr. Eliane Lorenz


Dept. of English and American Studies
Am Neuen Palais 10
Building 19, Room 1.29
14469 Potsdam, Germany


Via Zoom, by appointment.

Dr. Eliane Lorenz

Academic Background

Eliane completed her PhD in English Linguistics at the University of Hamburg in 2019. She is currently a lecturer and researcher at the chair of Present-Day English Language and Linguistics and holds a 50% postdoctoral position at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway.

Areas of Research

  • Second and third language acquisition
  • Multilingualism
  • Heritage bilinguals
  • Learner corpus research
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Contrastive Linguistics
  • Usage-based Grammar
  • Diachronic Linguistics
  • Typology

Recent Publications

Lorenz, E., Toprak, T. E., & Siemund, P. (accepted). English L3 acquisition in heritage contexts: Modelling a path through the bilingualism controversy. Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics.

Lorenz, E., Rahbari, S., Schackow, U., & Siemund, P. (2020). Does bilingualism correlate with or predict higher proficiency in L3 English? A contrastive study of monolingual and bilingual learners. Journal of Multilingual Theories and Practices 1(2): 185–217.

Lorenz, E. & Siemund, P. (2020). The Acquisition of English as an Additional Language by Multilingual Heritage Speakers. In Die Auswirkungen der Migration auf Sprach- und Kulturräume. The Impact of Migration on Language Culture Areas, U. Hoinkes & M. Meyer (eds), pp. 111–134. Bern: Peter Lang.

Lorenz, E. & Siemund, P. (2019). Differences in the acquisition and production of English as a foreign language. A study based on bilingual and monolingual students. In International Research on Multilingualism. Breaking with the Monolingual Perspective, E. Vetter & U. Jessner (eds), pp. 81–102. Dordrecht: Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Lorenz, E. (2019c). Analysis of verb phrases and the progressive aspect in a learner corpus of L2 and L3 learners of English. In Widening the Scope of Learner Corpus Research. Selected Papers from the 4th Learner Corpus Research Conference 2017, A. Abel, A. Glaznieks, V. Lyding & L. Nicholas (eds), pp. 253–287. Louvain le Neuve: Presses Universitaires de Louvain.

Lorenz, E. (2019b). Book review: Torres Cacoullos, R. & Travis, C.E. 2018. Bilingualism in the Community. Code-switching and Grammars in Contact. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Journal of Language Contact 12(2): 527–535.

Lorenz, E. (2019a). The use of tense and aspect in the additional language English by monolingual speakers and bilingual heritage speakers. PhD Dissertation. University of Hamburg.

Lorenz, E., Bonnie, R.J., Feindt, K., Rahbari, S. & Siemund, P. (2019). Cross-linguistic influence in unbalanced bilingual heritage speakers on subsequent language acquisition: evidence from pronominal object placement in ditransitive clauses.International Journal of Bilingualism 23(6): 1410–1430.

Lorenz, E. (2018). "One day a father and his son going fishing on the Lake." - A study on the use of the progressive aspect of monolingual and bilingual learners of English. In Andreas Bonnet & Peter Siemund (eds.). Foreign Languages in Multilingual Classrooms. Hamburg Studies on Linguisitic Diversity. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Rahbari, S., Gabriel, C., Krause, M., Siemund, P., Bonnie, R.J., Dittmers (née Pron), T., Feindt, K., Lorenz, E., Topal, S. (2018). Die linguistische Vertiefungsstudie des Projekts Mehrsprachigkeitsentwicklung im Zeitverlauf (MEZ). Hamburg: Universität Hamburg, 210 S. - (MEZ Arbeitspapiere; 2) - URN: urn:nbn:de:0111-pedocs-155694.

Dünkel, N., Heimler, J., Brandt, H., Gogolin, I. (eds.). (2018). Mehrsprachigkeitsentwicklung im Zeitverlauf. Ausgewählte Daten und Ergebnisse. Authors: Bonnie, R.J., Brandt, H., Dünkel, N., Feindt, K., Gabriel, C., Gogolin, I., Klinger, T., Krause, M., Lagemann, M., Lorenz, E., Rahbari, S., Schnoor, B., Siemund, P., Usanova, I. Hamburg (University of Hamburg), Mimeo.



University of Potsdam

Introduction to synchronic linguistics part 1 (GK 1)
Language change in Present-Day English
Contrastive linguistics – English-German contrasts and beyond

University of Hamburg

Learner Corpus Research
Second and Third Language Acquisition
Introduction to Corpus Linguistics
Multilingual Development
Tense & Aspect: Contrast, Variation & Typology
English-German Contrasts
English Pronouns: Grammar, Variation, & Change