Dr. Ninja SCHULZ
Office Phone and Email
Phone: +49 931 31-83593
Office hours during the Summer Semester 2023
Language change, historical (socio)linguistics, sociolinguistics, World Englishes, language attitudes, urban linguistics
Development of auxiliary DO in declaratives: diachronic development from 1500 onwards as well as use and function in different varieties of English and in different genres
English in Hong Kong: historical development, identity constructions, demonyms, compilation of diachronic corpus, genre developments: newspapers and business letters, variety-specific formulaic language
Place and space in megacities: construction and evaluation of place/space, private and public discourse about global vs local problems/topics in megacities, identity constructions, role of English in multilingual settings
University of Bonn
2008 Master (M.A.) in English Language and Medieval Literature
2014 PhD in English Linguistics
University of Bonn (2008-2014)
Practical Phonetics and Phonology
Introduction to Linguistics
Introduction to Historical Linguistics
History of the English Language
Old English Language and Literature
Middle English Language and Literature
Old English Heroic Poetry
University of Würzburg (2015-)
English Phonetics and Phonology
Early Modern English
Language Policy and Planning
Dialects of Britain and Ireland
English in Asia
Language and Politics in Ireland, Scotland and Wales
The Grammar of World Englishes
Staatsexamensvorbereitungskurs Englische Sprachwissenschaft, synchron
Dialects in the British Isles
A History of English (lecture)
Dialects in Literature and Film
Topics in Applied Linguistics
Languages in Ireland
Schulz, N. (2014). Syntactic and pragmatic functions of þa in Old English prose and verse. [Dissertationsschrift] Bonn: Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Bonn.
Biewer, C., Lehnen, L., & Schulz, N. (2020). “The future elected government should fully represent the interests of Hongkong people”. Diachronic change in the use of modalising expressions in Hong Kong English between 1928 and 2018. In P. Hohaus & R. Schulze (Eds.). Re-assessing modelising expressions. Categories, co-text, and context (pp. 311–342). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Pub. Co.
Schulz, N., Biewer, C., & Lehnen, L. (2020). Hongkongites, Hong Kongers, Hong Kong Belongers? Tracing identity (re)constructions in news discourse in Hong Kong from 1903 to 1999. English World-Wide, 41(3), 295–324. (https://doi.org/10.1075/eww.00052.sch)
Schulz, N. (2021). Auxiliary DO in Asian Englishes. World Englishes 40, 4: pp. 502-518. (Special issue: Discourse markers and World Englishes; https://doi.org/10.1111/weng.12537)
“Grammatical and Pragmatic Triggers for Word Order Patterns in Old English Poetry”. 15th Conference “Studientag zum Englischen Mittelalter” (SEM XVI), Universität Bern, 7-9 March 2013.
“To Protect from Outside and from Within? - Magic, Identity and the Other in the Old English Lacnunga”. International Medieval Congress 2015 (IMC), University of Leeds, 6-8 July 2015.
“‘Gefeol ða wine swa drunken’ – the stylistic function of þa-clauses in the OE poem Judith”. Approaching the Historical: a symposium of Early Modern and Medieval Stylistics (SEMMS), University of Nottingham, 14 June 2017.
“‘Onwoc þa wiges heard, wang sceawode, fore burggeatum’: Conquest, conversion, and communication in the Old English poem Andreas.” Strangers at the Gate – the (un)welcome movement of people and ideas in the medieval world, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 17-18 June 2017.
“The functional development of periphrastic do in affirmative sentences in the Early Modern English period – Evidence from the Parsed Corpus of Early English Correspondence (PCEEC).” Forum junge englische Linguistik in Bayern (FJUEL), Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, 22-23 September 2017.
“Aspectual Functions of periphrastic do in World Englishes.” ISLE Summer School, Variation in World Englishes: Advanced issues in theory and methodology, University of Regensburg, 4-7 October 2017.
“Periphrastic do as inherited discourse marker.” 39th Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 39), University of Tampere, May 30-June 3, 2018.
“The functional development of auxiliary do in affirmative sentences in Early Modern English.” 20th International Conference of English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL 20), University of Edinburgh, 26-31 August 2018.
“Periphrastic do in affirmative declaratives: Diachronic development and present-day variation in World Englishes.” 2. Nachwuchstagung Englische Linguistik (NEL 2), Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Nov 16, 2018
“The development of periphrastic DO in affirmative declaratives in Early Modern English: A reassessment of its social embedding.” 40th Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 40), University of Neuchâtel, June 1-5, 2019.
“Tracing identity (re)constructions in Hong Kong from 1903 to 1999” [with Carolin Biewer & Lisa Lehnen]. 40th Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 40), University of Neuchâtel, June 1-5, 2019.
“’I did try it… Tried it’ - The Use of Auxiliary DO in Affirmative Declaratives in Asian Englishes.” 24th Conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE 24), University of Limerick, June 20-22, 2019.
“English in the peripheries and centres of megacities: Exploring the case of Hong Kong” [with Carolin Biewer & Lisa Lehnen]. 24th Conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE 24), University of Limerick, June 20-22, 2019.
“Language use in the peripheries and centres of megacities: Comparing Hong Kong and Moscow” [with Carolin Biewer, Elena Dieser & Lisa Lehnen]. 8th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (BICLCE 8), University of Bamberg, September 26-28, 2019.
“’I doe wholly concur with you’ – Assessing the social embedding of emphatic and unemphatic DO in affirmative declaratives in Early Modern English.” 21th International Conference of English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL 21), University of Leiden, 7-11 June 2021.