Manfred Krug

Manfred Krug obtained an MA from the University of Exeter, England, and his PhD and postdoctoral degree from the University of Freiburg, Germany. He was a guest professor at Portland State University, USA, and held his first full professorship at the University of Mannheim. Since 2006, he has been Chair of English and Historical Linguistics at the University of Bamberg (and declined offers from several other universities). He has been leading a number of international corpus-based and questionnaire-based research projects, focusing on language variation and change as well as research methodologies.

His research interests are reflected in the books Emerging English Modals: A Corpus-Based Study of Grammaticalization (Mouton de Gruyter) and Research Methods in Language Variation and Change (co-edited with Julia Schlüter and published with CUP), as well as articles and book chapters such as “String Frequency: A Cognitive Motivating Factor in Coalescence, Language Processing and Linguistic Change” (Journal of English Linguistics), “Auxiliaries and Grammaticalization” (Handbook of Grammaticalization, OUP), “The Great Vowel Shift” (Historical Linguistics of English: An International Handbook, Mouton), “Maltese English” (Further Studies in the Lesser-Known Varieties of English, CUP), and “Patterns of linguistic globalization” (New Approaches to English Linguistics, Benjamins, co-authored with Ole Schützler and Valentin Werner).

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