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Dr. Claudia Lehmann

 

Dept. of English and American Studies
Am Neuen Palais 10
Building 19, Room 1.13
14469 Potsdam, Germany

 

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Academic Background 

Claudia Lehmann studied English and Linguistics at the University of Leipzig and Potsdam. She received her PhD in English Linguistics from the University of Osnabrück. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Edinburgh and had a Postdoc position at the University of Bremen. Her main research focus is on constructional analyses from a multimodal perspective. More specifically, she explores the relation between grammatic, prosodic, and visual constructions in spoken English.

Areas of Research

  • (Multimodal) Construction Grammar
  • Grammar of Spoken English
  • Prosody
  • Facial expressions
  • Gestures

Teaching (selected)

  • Introduction to Synchronic Linguistics
  • Text, Discourse, Communication
  • Syntax and Prosody in Interaction

Publications 

Lehmann, C. & Pentrel, M. (submitted). Multimodal-ish: Prosodic and kinesic aspects of bounded and free uses of ish. Submitted to Language and Cognition.

Lehmann, C. (under review). A functional perspective on multimodal ironic constructions. To appear in Fried, Mirjam, Kiki Nikiforidou, Alexander Bergs & Elisabeth Zima (eds.). Multimodal communication from a Construction Grammar perspective. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Lehmann, C. (accepted). As if that wasn’t enough. English as if clauses as multimodal utterance constructions. To appear in English Language and Linguistics.

Lehmann, C. (under review). The Prosody of Irony is Diverse and Sometimes Construction-Specific. To appear in Schlechtweg, Marcel (ed.). Interfaces of Phonetics. Berlin: DeGruyter.

Lehmann, C. (accepted). Multimodal markers of irony in televised discourse. A corpus-based approach. To appear in Brown, Lucien, Iris Hübscher & Andreas H. Jucker (eds.). Multimodal im/politeness. Signed, spoken, written. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Lehmann, C. & Bergs, A. (2021). As if irony was in stock. The case of constructional ironies. Constructions& Frames, 13(2).

Lehmann, C. (2021). About as boring as flossing sharks: the family of APPROXIMATE COMPARISON constructions and cognitive accounts of verbal irony. Cognitive Linguistics, 32(1). https://doi.org/10.1515/cog-2020-0018.

Lehmann, C. (2020). Review of The Diversity of Irony. Eds. Colston, Herbert L. / Athanasiadou, Angeliki, Berlin, u.a.: De Gruyter/Mouton. Access via https://old.linguistlist.org/issues/31/31-2553.html

Lehmann, C. (2019). Zooming in on the constructicon: exploring the network of syntactic constructions. In Pragmatics.Reviews, eds. Jungbluth, Konstanze / Müller, Cornelia / Richter, Nicole / Schröder, Hartmut. Access via http://www.pragmatics-reviews.org/page/pragrev2019.7.1/pragrev2019.7.1_1.htm

Lehmann, C. (2019). An integrated approach to the ethnocategory ‘irony’. Dissertation, Fachbereich für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft, Universität Osnabrück.

Lehmann, C. (2013). On Irony-in-Interaction. In Facets of Linguistics. Proceedings of the 14th Norddeutsches Linguistisches Kolloquium 2013 in Halle (Saale), eds. Ammermann, Anne / Brock, Alexander / Pflaeging, Jana / Schildhauer, Peter, Frankfurt am Main u.a.: Peter Lang, 89-101.