Curriculum Vitae

Since Feb 2018 Research assistant at Justus Liebig University Giessen (Germany)
Feb 2018 Doctor of Linguistics (Ph.D.)
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 Magister Artium (M.A.)
  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

September 2017 (Foto: F. Van de Velde).

2018

  • Heller, Benedikt. Performing multifactorial linguistic analyses with R. Workshop given at the University of Colombo (Sri Lanka), 28 March 2018.
  • Heller, Benedikt. Working with Corpora: ICE-SL Project Progress and Introduction to CorpusLinguistic Analysis. Presentation and workshop given at the University of Colombo (Sri Lanka), 26 March 2018.
  • Heller, Benedikt. Stability and Fluidity in Syntactic Variation World-Wide: The Genitive Alternation In Varieties of English. Invited talk given at the University of Trier, 24 January 2018.

2017

  • Heller, Benedikt. The Genitive Alternation in Varieties of English. Doctoral maxi presentation given at KU Leuven, 29 September 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

Teaching

SS 2018

Forensic Linguistics

SS 2017

F0XX6A: English Linguistics III: Special Topics: Varieties of English around the world. Bachelor course, co-taught with Benedikt Szmrecsanyi & Melanie Röthlisberger. KU Leuven.

SS 2016

F0XX6A: English Linguistics III: Special Topics: Varieties of English around the world. Bachelor course, co-taught with Benedikt Szmrecsanyi & Melanie Röthlisberger. KU Leuven.

WS 2014/2015

F0AE3A: English Linguistics III: Special Topics: Diachronic-Descriptive. Bachelor course; irregular replacements. KU Leuven.

SS 2014

F0VI5A: English Linguistics: selected Topics. Master course co-taught with Benedikt Szmrecsanyi, Jason Grafmiller and Melanie Röthlisberger. KU Leuven.

SS 2013

Research Methods in Linguistics. Tutorium accompanying Carolin Biewer’s seminars. JLU Giessen.