Prof. Dr. Alexander Bergs, Chair


see projects for more information


Office: Tamara Schölling, Elke Herms

ifaa@uos -- Tel: +49 541 969 6203

Dr. Meike Pentrel, M.A.

Senior Lecturer


Current projects: 

- Fragments in syntax

- The Position of Adverbial Clauses in the Diary of Samuel Pepys (1660-1669). A Cognitive Historical Study

Kim Droste

Lecturer / PhD candidate


Current projects:Locative prefixes from a Construction Grammar Perspective

Marie-Christine Benen

Editorial Assistant Linguistics Vanguard, Lecturer, PhD Candidate 


Current project:

CxG beyond the sentence – developing a FID construction



Katrin Birgit Kohn

Lecturer / PhD Scholarship / Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung


Current project: 

                            - Deviating from linguistic norms in literary language

Lara Höttecke

Lecturer, PhD Candidate 


Current project:

Developing Constructions: NPNs over time



Former faculty members

Dr. Wiebke Ahlers


Universität Dortmund


Dr. Leonid Berov, M.Sc.

PhD Scholarhsip / Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung


Current project: A Cognitive Model of Narrative Generation Based on the Phenomenology of Composition


  Dr. Claudia Lehmann


   Universität Bremen

(Some of our) Project partners around the world - in no particular order...



  Prof. Dr. Thomas Hoffmann, Eichstätt (Construction Grammar,

                                       Language and Creativity, STR)

                                Prof. Abby Cohn, Cornell (Linguistics Vanguard)

                                Prof. Jeff Good, Buffalo (Linguistics Vanguard)

                                Prof. Mark Turner, Case Western (Anneliese Mayer Awardee)

                                Prof. Marcelle Freiman & Jeremy Page, Macquarie U (Cognition and Poetics)

                                Dr. Nikolaos Lavidas, Thessaloniki (Old and Middle English Summer School)

                                Prof. Margaret Freeman, MICA (Cognition and Poetics, Book series)

                                Prof. Peter Schneck, UOS (Cognition and Poetics, Book series)

                                Prof. Achim Stephan, UOS (Cognition and Poetics, Book series)

                                Prof. Dr. Lars Hinrichs, UT Austin, STR

                                Prof. Rachel Walker, USC Los Angeles, STR



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D-49069 Osnabrück




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