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
- Facial expressions
- Introduction to Synchronic Linguistics
- Text, Discourse, Communication
- Syntax and Prosody in Interaction
Lehmann, C. (under review). Zur multimodalen Markierung von Ironie. Eine quantitative Korpusstudie. Submitted to Bülow, Lars, Marie-Luis Merten, Robert Mroczynski & Susanne Kabatnik (eds.). Pragmatik multimodal. Tübingen: Narr.
Lehmann, C. & Pentrel, M. (under review). Multimodal-ish: Prosodic and kinesic aspects of bounded and free uses of ish. Submitted to Language and Cognition.
Lehmann, C. (under review). Towards a functional perspective on multimodal constructions. Evidence from requesting and stance-related Tell me about it. To appear in Fried, Mirjam, Kiki Nikiforidou, Alexander Bergs & Elisabeth Zima (eds.). Multimodal communication from a Construction Grammar perspective. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Lehmann, C. (accepted). The Prosody of Irony is Diverse and Sometimes Construction-Specific. To appear in Schlechtweg, Marcel (ed.). Interfaces of Phonetics. Berlin: DeGruyter.
Lehmann, C. (2023). Multimodal markers of irony in televised discourse. A corpus-based approach. In Jucker, Andreas H., Iris Hübscher & Lucien Brown (eds.). Multimodal im/politeness. Signed, spoken, written. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. doi.org/10.1075/pbns.333.09leh
Lehmann, C. (2022). As if that wasn’t enough. English as if clauses as multimodal utterance constructions. To appear in English Language and Linguistics, 1-28. doi.org/10.1017/S1360674322000326
Lehmann, C. & Bergs, A. (2021). As if irony was in stock. The case of constructional ironies. Constructions & Frames, 13(2). doi.org/10.1075/cf.00053.leh
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). 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 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 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.