Curriculum Vitae

Sep–Dec 2016 Research stay at University of California, Santa Barbara, supervised by Prof. Dr. Stefan Th. Gries
  May 2015 Winner of the John Sinclair Prize for the excellence of the research paper “Cross-varietal patterns in the English genitive alternation: A pilot study”
Feb 2014–Jan 2018 Ph.D. fellow at QLVL (KU Leuven), supervised by Prof. Dr. Benedikt SzmrecsanyiDr. Jason Grafmiller, and Prof. Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee
Mar–Aug 2013 Tutor and research assistant to Prof. Dr. Carolin Biewer
Jan 2010–Feb 2013 Student assistant to Prof. Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee and Prof. Dr. Carolin Biewer
Mar 2013 M.A. (Magister Artium)
  Aug–Sep 2007 Intern at German European School in Singapore
Oct 2006–Feb 2013 Studied English linguistics, psychology and sociology at Justus Liebig University Giessen (Germany)

Presentations

2017

  • Gries, Stefan Th., Tobias Bernaisch & Benedikt Heller. A corpus-linguistic account of the history of the genitive alternation in Singapore English: evidence for the transition from nativisation to endonormativity? Invited talk given at the University of Trier, 25 October 2017.
  • Hansen, Beke & Benedikt Heller. Expansion of the s-genitive in World Englishes. 7th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English, Vigo, 28–30 September 2017.
  • Heller, Benedikt, Tobias Bernaisch & Stefan Th. Gries. A corpus-linguistic account of the history of the genitive alternation in Singapore English: evidence for the transition from nativisation to endonormativity? ICAME 38, Prague, 24–28 May 2017.

2016

2015

2014

2011

  • Saage, Sven, Viktoria Künstler & Benedikt Heller. Englisch als lingua franca: Zur Nutzung von Mehrworteinheiten in Foren, Blogs, Homepages und Wikis. Presented at LOEWE-Doktorand/innen-Ringvorlesung, Giessen, 11 May 2011.

Publications

To Appear

  • Gries, Stefan Th., Tobias Bernaisch & Benedikt Heller: A corpus-linguistic account of the history of the genitive alternation in Singapore English. In: Deshors, Sandra C. (Ed.). Modeling World Englishes: Assessing the interplay of emancipation and globalization of ESL varieties. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
  • Heller, Benedikt & Benedikt Szmrecsanyi: Possessives World-Wide: Genitive Variation in Varieties of English.

2017

2016

Blog

The Linguistics of Private Car Sales in Germany—Part 1: The East-West Divide

This is part one in a series of posts on private car sales in Germany. It introduces the dataset and shows that the private car market in Germany reflects significant differences between the formerly divided Eastern and Western part of the country after more than 25 years of reunification. For the present investigation, Stefan Th. …