Deutsch Intern
    English Linguistics


    Dr. Patrick MAIWALD


    Akademischer Rat

    Office Phone and Email

    Room: 5.E.5
    Phone: +49 931 31-82546
    Email: patrick.maiwald@uni-wuerzburg.de

    Office hours during the winter semester 2022/23

    Office hours (via Zoom - see the WueCampus room for more details): Wednesdays, 10-11.

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    Corpus-linguistic office hour:
    Please make an appointment via e-mail.

    Research Interests

    English historical linguistics, language change and variation, corpus linguistics and quantitative methods, phonetics and phonology, medieval English, stylistics, modern takes on past language stages, English literature, mythology and fantastic fiction

    2016 PhD in English Linguistics, Justus Liebig University Gießen

    2015 Certificate for Teaching Competencies in Higher Education (Kompetenz für professionelle Hochschullehre), Hochschuldidaktisches Netzwerk Mittelhessen (HDM)

    2007 Magister Artium in English Literature, English Linguistics and Philosophy, Justus Liebig University Gießen

    University of Würzburg (2016-)

    Lecture: [with Ninja Schulz and Carolin Biewer] A History of English

    Old English
    Middle English
    Early Modern English
    Corpus Linguistics
    Topics in Phonology
    Pidgins and Creoles
    Language Change
    Language Contact in the History of English
    Historical Pragmatics
    Empirical Linguistics
    English in the United States and Canada
    Lexicology and Phraseology
    Linguistic Approaches to Literary Texts
    Corpus Linguistics and the History of English
    Language in Literature
    Research Projects in Linguistics
    Reading and Translating Middle and Old English Texts
    Staatsexamensvorbereitung Altenglisch
    Staatsexamensvorbereitung Mittelenglisch

    University of Gießen (2008-2016)

    Introductory course: Introduction to English Linguistics

    Old English
    Middle English
    Early Modern English
    American English
    Linguistic Stylistics
    Meaningful Sounds: Phonology
    Historical Text Linguistics
    Historical Pragmatics
    Diachronic Corpus Linguistics
    Old English and Its Closest Relatives
    Medieval English: Language and Texts
    Historical Pragmatics

    Further courses and tutorials:
    Corpus Linguistics with WordSmith Tools
    Corpus Linguistics with AntConc
    Dealing with Quantitative Data in Linguistics
    Schreiben und Präsentieren für Sprachwissenschaftler (Writing and Presenting for Linguists)
    B.A.sics for Linguistics
    Academic Skills for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (ASk4TEFL)
    Tutorenschulung: Fachübergreifende didaktische Qualifizierung mit dem Schwerpunkt „Veranstaltungs- und Sitzungsplanung“

    University of Potsdam (2015)

    Seminar: Linguistic Stylistics 

    University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (2010-2011)

    Introductory course: English Linguistics

    Seminars and Tutorials (Übungen):
    American English
    Introduction to the History of the English Language
    Examenskurs Sprachwissenschaft (Lehramt Englisch als Unterrichtsfach)


    Maiwald, P. (2017). The vocalization of semivowels in Medieval English: A quantitative study. Gießener Elektronische Bibliothek. http://geb.uni-giessen.de/geb/volltexte/2017/11938/

    Maiwald, P. (2008). The journey in George MacDonald’s fantastic fiction. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier.
    reviewed in:
    Inklings: Jahrbuch für Literatur und Ästhetik 26, 2008, pp. 280-281, review by Adelheid Kegler
    Anglistik: International journal of English studies 20 (2), 2009, pp. 199-201, review by Dieter Petzold


    Maiwald, P. (2013). Say what I am called: Literarische Rätsel lösen und selber stellen. Der Fremdsprachliche Unterricht Englisch, 47 (125), pp. 20-23.

    Maiwald, P. (2011). Exploring a corpus of George MacDonald’s fiction. North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies, 30, pp. 50-84.
            reviewed in:
            - Mythlore 119/120, 2012, p. 196, review by Janet Brennan Croft

    Conference talks and guest lectures

    Symposium "Old Sources – New Creations: Modern Takes on Past English Language Stages", University of Stavanger, 9 September 2022. Talk on "'When first he came upon the holy wood': Historical mashup language in recent 'Shakespearean' retellings of Hollywood films." [via Zoom]

    Conference "Narrare – producere – ordinare. New Approaches to the Middle Ages", Universität Wien, 7-9 March 2019. Talk on "Über Schreibungen zur Lautung: Brauchbarmachen und Gebrauch mittelenglischer Texte für die korpusbasierte Lautwandelforschung."

    [with Klaus Hofmann] 11th International Conference on Middle English (ICOME XI), Università degli Studi di Firenze, 5-8 February 2019. Talk on “The vestiges of final schwa in late Middle English: A quantitative reassessment.”

    Lecture series “English Speaking Cultures”, Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, WS 2016/17. Lecture on “Vital fossils: The English vocabulary as a window into the past.”

    [with Ninja Schulz] 6th FJUEL (Forum Junge Englische Linguistik in Bayern), Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, 16-17 September 2016. Workshop on “Selected resources and tools for quantitative diachronic linguistics.”

    19th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL-19), University Duisburg-Essen, 22 - 26 August 2016. Talk on "Voiced velars vocalized: Quantifying the early Middle English evidence of a sound change."

    Lecture series “Sprache und Kommunikation in Science Fiction und phantastischer Literatur”, Dresden University of Technology, SS 2016. Lecture on “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: ‘Neo-Frühneuenglisch’ als Mashup-Varietät.

    Lecture series “English Literary History in Context (Netzwerk Literaturgeschichte)”, Justus Liebig University Gießen, WS 2013/14 and SS 2014. Lecture on “Old English Literature.”

    16th Conference “Studientag zum Englischen Mittelalter” (SEM XVI), Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, 7-8 March 2014. Talk on “From strong to sonorous: A quantitative analysis of the development of the semivowel [j] in medieval English.”

    33rd Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 33), “Corpora at the Centre and Crossroads of English Linguistics”, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 30 May - 3 June 2012. Talk on “Assessing statistical methods for categorizing Old English texts.”

    Translations (non-academic)

    Shaia, A. J. (2019). Rückkehr vom Jakobsweg (P. Maiwald, Trans.) [Returning from Camino]. Santa Fe, NM: Quadratos, LLC (Original work published 2018).

    Tompkins, A. (2017). Das Geheimnis des Feuerbaums (P. Maiwald, Trans.) [Within the ancient forest]: Veridon (Original work published 1996).