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Alisa Egorova, M.A.

Lecturer and PhD candidate


Campus Am Neuen Palais
Am Neuen Palais 10
Building 19, Room 1.12
14469 Potsdam


consulting hours
Please contact me via e-mail for a concrete time slot.


  • since 05/2020 Lecturer (akademische Mitarbeiterin) and PhD student at the at the Chair for Development and Variation of the English Language
  • 2015-2020 M.A. in Foreign-language Linguistics at the University of Potsdam, Germany
  • 2011-2015 Freelance translator/interpreter
  • 2006-2011 Specialist Degree in Linguistics & Translation Studies at Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Russia

Research Projects

  • PhD research project: 'Animal Verbs in English'
  • M.A. thesis: 'Hunting Down Animal Verbs: An Investigation into the Mechanisms of Meaning Transfer Underlying English Verbal Zoosemy'

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Historical Semantics
  • Construction Grammar
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Lexicography
  • Philosophy of Language