Haas, Florian

I have been at the FSU Jena since 2009, teaching linguistics courses and examining in all study programmes (B.A., M.A., 'Magister' and teacher training). My research interests are recent morphosyntactic changes in English, contrastive linguistics, typology and usage-based construction grammar. I am currently working on impersonal constructions in English.

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information Inhalt einblenden
  • 14/03/1978 - born in Berlin
Education and Positions Inhalt einblenden
  • Since 2009 Lecturer in Linguistics at Institut für Anglistik/Amerikanistik, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • 2008-2009 Research assistant in the project "Umfassende Bestandsaufnahme, Beschreibung und Erklärung wesentlicher Kontraste zwischen den Strukturen des Englischen und des Deutschen" ('Contrastive analysis of German and English: Description and explanation'; funded by the DFG)
  • 2008 Dr. phil., Summa cum laude, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2004 Temporary position as a research assistant in the project "Form und Funktion verbaler und nonverbaler Ausdrucksmittel", Project director: Prof. Ekkehard König (Collaborative Research Center "Kulturen des Performativen", funded by the DFG)
  • 2003-2008 Research assistant at the Institut für Englische Philologie, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2002-2003 Graduate course "European Master's Degree in Linguistics" at the Freie University Berlin and the University of Manchester; Thesis "Towards a typology of reciprocal constructions" ("with distinction"; Supervisors: Ekkehard König and William Croft)
  • 2002 M.A. in English Studies, Italian Linguistics and General Linguistics at the Freie Universität Berlin; Thesis title "Personal Pronouns in English".
  • 1997 High school diploma ('Abitur'), Wald-Oberschule Berlin.
Studies Abroad Inhalt einblenden
  • 2003 University of Manchester, Department of Linguistics
  • 1999-2000 Università degli Studi di Pisa, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere
Summer Schools Inhalt einblenden
  • August 2007 Fall School "Computational Linguistics", Universität Potsdam.
  • March 2006 Spring School "Linguistic Diversity", organized by the University of Leipzig and the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
  • September 2003 Summer School "Linguistic Typology", Cagliari (Italy), organized by the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT)
  • July-August 2002 Summer School "Formal and Functional Linguistics", Universität Düsseldorf, jointly organized by the DGfS and the LSA

Research

Papers Inhalt einblenden

Haas, Florian (in preparation). English presentational sentences and their relation to inversion.

Haas, Florian (2018). "You can't control a thing like that": Genres and changes in Modern English human impersonal pronouns. In Richard J. Whitt (ed.) Diachronic Corpora, Genre, and Language Change. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 171-194.

Haas, Florian (2017). Motivating an English-German contrast in word formation. Languages in Contrast 17.2: 183-204.

Lisa Deringer, Volker Gast, Florian Haas & Olga Rudolf (2015). Impersonal uses of the second person singular and generalized empathy: An exploratory corpus study of English, German and Russian. In Sorlin, S. and L. Gardelle (eds.), The Pragmatics of Personal Pronouns. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 311-334.

Gast, Volker, Lisa Deringer, Florian Haas & Olga Rudolf (2015). Impersonal uses of the second person singular: A pragmatic analysis of generalization and simulation effects." Journal of Pragmatics 88: 148-162

Haas, Florian (2012). Reciprocity. In WSK (Wörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft) Theories and Methods in Linguistics, ed. Johannes Kabatek & Bernd Kortmann. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Haas, Florian (2012). Qualia Theory. In WSK (Wörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft) Theories and Methods in Linguistics, ed. Johannes Kabatek & Bernd Kortmann. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter

Haas, Florian (2012). Morphosyntax. In WSK (Wörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft) Theories and Methods in Linguistics, ed. Johannes Kabatek & Bernd Kortmann. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Haas, Florian (2012). Contrastive Analysis. In WSK (Wörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft) Theories and Methods in Linguistics, ed. Johannes Kabatek & Bernd Kortmann. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Haas, Florian (2012). Review of: Pfenninger, Simone (2009) Grammaticalization paths of English and High German existential constructions: a corpus-based study. Bern: Peter Lang, in LinguistList.

Gast, Volker & Florian Haas (2011). On the distribution of subject properties in formulaic presentationals of Germanic and Romance: A diachronic-typological approach. In Andrej Malchukov & Anna Siewierska (eds.) Impersonal Constructions: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Haas, Florian (2010). Book notice of Iwata, Seizi (2008). Locative alternation. Amsterdam: Benjamins..

Haas, Florian (2010). Reciprocity in English -- historical development and synchronic structure. London: Routledge.

Kerz, Elma & Florian Haas (2009). The aim is to analyze NP: the function of prefabricated chunks in academic texts. In: Formulaic Language. Ed. Roberta Corrigan, Edith Moravcsik, Hamid Ouali & Kathleen Wheatley. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Haas, Florian (2008). Symmetric verbs and constraints on passivization: an English-German comparison. Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik (ZAA) 56.3: 255-268.

Gast, Volker & Florian Haas (2008). On reflexive and reciprocal readings of anaphors in German and other European languages. In Ekkehard König & Volker Gast (eds.) Reflexives and Reciprocals -- Theoretical and Typological Explorations. Berlin: de Gruyter, 307-346.

Stathi, Ekaterini & Florian Haas (2008). The morphosyntactic status of the Greek bipartite reciprocal in cross-linguistic perspective. Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung 61: 67-80.

Haas, Florian (2007). The development of English each other  - grammaticalization, lexicalization, or both? English Language and Linguistics 11.1: 31-50. (PDF of draft)

König, Ekkehard & Florian Haas (2007). Typologie du réciproque et constructions réciproques dans les langues créoles. In: Karl Erland Gadelii & Anne Zribi-Hertz (eds.) Grammaires créoles et grammaire comparative, 133-149, (‘SCIENCES DU LANGAGE‘ des PUV)

Haas, Florian (2006). Review of: Pavol Štekauer. Meaning Predictability in Word Formation - Novel, context-free naming units. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2005. Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik (ZAA) 54.2.

Talks Inhalt einblenden
  • 30.08.2018 "Changing human impersonal pronouns in English: A corpus study." Societas Linguistica Europea, 51st Annual Meeting, Tallinn University, 29 August-1st September 2018.
  • 16.09.2016 "'Challenges in the diachronic study of impersonalization" Linguistic Theory and Language Comparison, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, September 16 2016.
  • 09.04.2016 "'You can't control a thing like that': Modern English human impersonal pronouns and changing 'oral' genres." Diachronic Corpora, Genre, and Language Change, University of Nottingham, April 8-9 2016.
  • 21.08.2015 "Human impersonal pronouns in populist discourse" Interdisciplinary perspectives on populist discourse in Germany and Poland, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)/Slubice, August 20-21 2015. (with Lisa Deringer, Volker Gast and Olga Rudolf)
  • 01.08.2015 "Impersonals in cross-linguistic perspective: Converging evidence from typology and corpora.", 11th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT), University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (USA), August 1-3 2015. (with Lisa Deringer, Volker Gast, Olga Rudolf and Johan van der Auwera)
  • 11.09.2014 "Modern English human impersonal pronouns in typological perspective" 47th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europea (SLE), University of Poznan, September 11-14 2014. (with Eliane Lorenz)
  • 24.08.2014 "The recent history of human impersonal pronouns: a corpus study" 3rd Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE), Universität Zürich, August 24-27 2014.
  • 05.04.2014 "The role of empathy in the distribution of human impersonal pronouns" Empathy in Language, Literature and Society, University of Reykjavik, April 4-6 2014. (with Olga Rudolf)
  • 12.03.2013 "The recent history of human impersonal pronouns in English: a corpus-based approach" Workshop on 'impersonal pronouns', Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.
  • 06.06.2012 "English presentational sentences and their relation to inversion" Institut für England- und Amerikastudien, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main.
  • 30.09.2010 "Nominal conversions of preposition-reciprocal compounds: Motivating an English-German contrast in word-formation" 6th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference (ICLC6), Freie Universität Berlin, September 30-October 2, 2010.
  • 17.07.2009 "The system of English presentational constructions reconsidered" The International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (ICLCE) 3, University of London, July 15-17 2009.
  • 24.02.2009 "Präsentativa in europäischen Sprachen" 18. Internationale Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Sprache und Sprachen, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, 24-26 February 2009. (with Volker Gast)
  • 09.10.2008 "Comparing constraints on passivization in English and German: the case of 'symmetric' verbs" First Triennial Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English, Universität Freiburg, October 8-11 2008.
  • 01.10.2008 "Presentational sentences in English" Department of English and Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz.
  • 19.09.2008 "Introducing discourse referents in Germanic and Romance -- presentationals in comparative perspective" Languages in Contrast -- Grammar, Translation, Corpora, Università di Bologna, September 17-20 2008. (with Volker Gast)
  • 08.08.2008 "The event structure of symmetric predicates" 2nd UK Postgraduate Conference in Cognitive Linguistics, University of Brighton, 8 August 2008.
  • 07.07.2008 "Symmetric verbs and constraints on passivization -- an English-German comparison" 5th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference, University of Leuven (Belgium), July 7-9, 2008.
  • 29.05.2008 "Competing strategies for the expression of reciprocity in English" Linguistisches Oberseminar, Institut für Anglistik, Universität Bamberg.
  • 27.02.2008 "How symmetric are 'symmetric verbs'?" 30. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS), Bamberg, 27-29 February 2008.
  • 02.12.2007 "Gender resolution in bipartite reciprocal markers" Reciprocals across languages, Freie Universität Berlin/Utrecht Institute of Linguistics (OTS). Berlin, 30 November-2 December 2007. (with Ekaterini Stathi)
  • 21.04.2007 "The aim is to analyze NP: the function of prefabricated chunks in academic texts" UWM Linguistics Symposium on Formulaic Language, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. (with Elma Kerz)
  • 05.10.2006 "Symmetric verbs and argument structure" Second International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association. Munich, 5-7 October 2006
  • 06.04.2006 "English verbs and constructions: two case studies and some implications for a constructionist approach to grammatical structure" Directions in English Language Studies (DELS), University of Manchester, 06.-08.04.2006. (with Elma Kerz)
  • 11.03.2006 "Revisiting the relationship between verbs and nominal reciprocals" Mini-Workshop on the Typology of Reciprocals, Freie Universität Berlin. (with Ekaterini Stathi)
  • 11.02.2005 "The development of English each other - grammaticalization, lexicalization, or both?" From Ideational to Interpersonal: Perspectives on Grammaticalization (FITIGRA), University of Leuven.
  • 01.10.2004 "Why are there no reciprocal uses of German sich in PPs?" Workshop on Reciprocity and Reflexivity: Description, Typology and Theory, FU Berlin, October 2-4, 2004. (with Volker Gast)
  • 02.07.2004 "Zur Entwicklung der Reziprokkonstruktionen in den germanischen und romanischen Sprachen." Studientag 'Das Wo und Wann des Sprachwandels', Interdisziplinäres Zentrum Europäische Sprachen: Strukturen - Entwicklung - Vergleich (FU Berlin). (with Matthias Hüning and Elisabeth Stark)
  • 05.02.2004 "Typologie du réciproque et constructions réciproques dans les langues créoles." Grammaire Créoles et Grammaire Comparative, Université Paris-8 (with Ekkehard König)

Teaching

Summer Term 2015 - Now Inhalt einblenden

Wintersemester 2019/2020

  • Introduction to Linguistics I:Morphosyntax (3x)
  • Phonetics (Theory) (3x)
  • Cognitive Linguistics (MA)
  • Contrastive Linguistics (MA)

Sommersemester 2019

  • Introduction to Linguistics II: Meaning and Use (3x)
  • Phonetics (Theory) (2x)
  • English Varieties (MA)
  • Contrastive Linguistics (MA)

Wintersemester 2018/2019

  • Introduction to Linguistics I: Morphosyntax (3x)
  • Phonetics (Theory) (2x) Evaluation
  • Cognitive Linguistics (MA) Evaluation
  • Contrastive Linguistics (MA) Evaluation

Sommersemester 2018

  • Introduction to Linguistics II: Meaning and Use (3x)
  • Phonetics (Theory) (2x)
  • English Varieties (MA) Evaluation
  • Contrastive Linguistics (MA) Evaluation

 

Wintersemester 2017/2018

  • Introduction to Linguistics I: Morphosyntax (3x) Evaluation 1 Evaluation 2
  • Phonetics (Theory) (2x) Evaluation
  • Cognitive Linguistics (MA) Evaluation
  • Prüfungen und Abschlussarbeiten in der Linguistik

 

Sommersemester 2017

  • Introduction to Linguistics I: Morphosyntax (3x)
  • Introduction to Linguistics II: Meaning and Use Evaluation
  • Phonetics (Theory) Evaluation
  • English Varieties (MA) Evaluation
  • Prüfungen und Abschlussarbeiten in der Linguistik

 

Wintersemester 2016/2017

  • Introduction to Linguistics I: Morphosyntax (4x) Evaluation
  • Introduction to Linguistics II: Meaning and Use
  • Phonetics (Theory) (2x) Evaluation 1 Evaluation 2
  • Contrastive Linguistics (MA) Evaluation
  • Prüfungen und Abschlussarbeiten in der Linguistik

 

Sommersemester 2016

  • Introduction to Linguistics II: Meaning and Use (2x) Evaluation
  • Phonetics (Theory) Evaluation
  • Contrastive Linguistics (MA) Evaluation
  • Cognitive Linguistics: Construction Grammar (MA) Evaluation
  • Kolloquium für BA-Arbeiten in der Linguistik

 

Wintersemester 2015/2016

 

Sommersemester 2015

  • Introduction to Linguistics II: Meaning and Use (2x)
  • Phonetics (Theory) (2x)
  • Contrastive Linguistics (MA)
  • Cognitive Linguistics (MA)
  • Kolloquium für BA-Arbeiten in der Linguistik

 

Summer Term 2010 - Winter Term 2014/2015 Inhalt einblenden

Wintersemester 2014/2015

  • Introduction to Linguistics I: Morphosyntax (2x)
  • Phonetics (Theory) (2x)
  • Contrastive Linguistics (MA)
  • English Varieties (MA)
  • Kolloquium für BA-Arbeiten in der Linguistik

 

Sommersemester 2014

  • Introduction to Linguistics II: Meaning and Use (2x)
  • Phonetics (Theory) (2x)
  • Contrastive Linguistics (MA)
  • English Grammar (BA)
  • Kolloquium für BA-Arbeiten in der Linguistik

 

Wintersemester 2013/2014

  • Introduction to Linguistics I: Morphosyntax
  • Introduction to Linguistics II: Meaning and Use
  • Phonetics (Theory) (2x)
  • Cognitive Linguistics (MA)
  • Sociolinguistics: English Varieties (BA)
  • Kolloquium für BA-Arbeiten in der Linguistik

 

Sommersemeester 2013

  • Introduction to Linguistics II: Meaning and Use (3x)
  • Phonetics (Theory) (2x)
  • Contrastive Linguistics: English-German Contrasts (MA)
  • Kolloquium für BA-Arbeiten in der Linguistik

 

Wintersemester 2012/2013

  • Introduction to Linguistics I: Morphosyntax (3x)
  • Phonetics (Theory) (3x)
  • English Varieties (MA)
  • Kolloquium für BA-Arbeiten in der Linguistik

 

Sommersemeester 2012

  • Introduction to Linguistics II: Meaning and Use (3x)
  • Phonetics (Theory) (2x)
  • Sociolinguistics: English Varieties (BA)
  • Kolloquium für BA-Arbeiten in der Linguistik

 

Wintersemester 2011/2012

  • Introduction to Linguistics I: Morphosyntax (4x)
  • Phonetics (Theory) (2x)
  • English Grammar: How Discourse Shapes Grammar

 

Sommersemester 2011

  • Introduction to Linguistics II: Meaning and Use (3x)
  • Phonetics (Theory) (2x)
  • Text and Discourse Linguistics: How Discourse Shapes Grammar
  • Corpus Linguistics: Theoretical Background (MA)
  • English Varieties (MA)

 

Wintersemester 2010/2011

  • Introduction to Linguistics I: Morphosyntax (3x) (BA)
  • Introduction to Linguistics II: Meaning and Use (1x) (BA)
  • Phonetics (Theory) (2x)
  • Text and Discourse Linguistics: Discourse and Grammar

 

Sommersemester 2010

  • Introduction to Linguistics I: Morphosyntax (2x) (BA)
  • Introduction to Linguistics II: Meaning and Use (3x) (BA)
  • Phonetics (Theory) (2x)
  • Recherche und Dokumentation (BA)

 

Summer Term 2005 - Winter Term 2009/2010 Inhalt einblenden

Wintersemester 2009/2010

  • Introduction to Linguistics I: Morphosyntax (3x)
  • Phonetics (Theory) (2x)
  • Sociolinguistics: Variation and Change (BA)
  • Cognitive Linguistics (MA)
  • Recherche und Dokumentation (BA)

Sommersemester 2009

  • Introduction to Linguistics II: Meaning and Use (3x)
  • Phonetics (Theory) (2x)
  • Sociolinguistics: English Varieties (BA)

Wintersemester 2008/2009

  • 17 311 Übung
    BA-Basismodul: Introduction to Linguistics: Basic Questions, Concepts and Methods (2 SWS) (auf Englisch)

    Friday 10.00-12.00, Hs 1b
  • Downloadable Handouts (Please bring your own copies of the handouts), coursework (question sheets) and literature are available on Blackboard.

Sommersemester 2008

  • 17 337 Aufbauseminar
    BA-Aufbaumodul: Levels of Linguistic Analysis - Linguistic Theory and the Grammar of English (2 SWS) (auf Englisch)

    Tuesday 16.00-18.00, Hs 1b
  • Downloadable Handouts (Please bring your own copies of the handouts), coursework (question sheets), a list of possible topics for term papers and literature are available on Blackboard.

Wintersemester 2007/2008

  • 17 338 Aufbauseminar
    BA-Aufbaumodul: Levels of Linguistic Analysis - Linguistic Theory and the Grammar of English (2 SWS) (auf Englisch)

    Monday 10.00-12.00, Room 211
  • 17 309
    BA-Basismodul: Introduction to Linguistics - Basic Questions, Concepts and Methods (2 SWS) (auf Englisch)

    Tuesday 16.00-18.00, Room 208

Sommersemester 2007

  • no courses

Wintersemester 2006/2007

  • 17 312 Übung
    BA-Basismodul: Introduction to Linguistics - Basic Questions, Concepts and Methods (2 SWS) (auf Englisch)

    Wednesday 10.00-12.00, Room 209

Sommersemester 2006

  • 17 346 Übung
    BA-Aufbaumodul: Levels of Linguistic Analysis I: Words and Sentences, Structure and Meaning (2 SWS) (auf Englisch)

    Wednesday 10.00-12.00, Room 209

Wintersemester 05/06

  • 17 311 Übung
    BA-Basismodul: Introduction to Linguistics - Basic Questions, Concepts and Methods (2 SWS) (auf Englisch)

    Wednesday 10.00-12.00, Room 209

Sommersemester 2005

  • 17 302 Übung
    Basismodul Linguistik - Basic Concepts, Questions and Methods and Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology (with Dr. Burkhard Dretzke)

   Wednesday 08.00-12.00, Room 209

 

Module Overview Inhalt einblenden

FSU Jena

Introductory Seminar "Introduction to Linguistics I: Morphosyntax"

Introductory Seminar "Introduction to Linguistics II: Meaning and Language Use"

B.A. Lecture "Phonetics"

B.A. Seminar "Sociolinguistics: Varieties of English"

B.A. Seminar "English Grammar"

B.A. Seminar "Text and Discourse Linguistics"

B.A. Seminar "Variation and Change"

M.A. Seminar  "Cognitive Linguistics"

M.A. Seminar "English Varieties"

M.A. Seminar "Corpus Linguistics"

M.A. Seminar "Contrastive Linguistics"

FU Berlin

"Introduction to Linguistics (synchronic)"

Tutorial "Understanding English-German Contrasts"

"Introduction to Linguistics: Basic Concepts, Questions and Methods"

Aufbaumodul "Levels of Linguistic Analysis I: Words and Sentences, Structure and Meaning"

Aufbaumodul "Levels of Linguistic Analysis II: Grammatical theory and the structure of English"

5 classes of the course "Filologia germanica"; Short-term lectureship at the University of Perugia, Dipartimento di lingue e letterature antiche, moderne e comparate (22-27 May 2006)

Various stand-in classes: Examenscolloquium "Essentials of English Linguistics"

 

Academic Activities Inhalt einblenden
  • Reviewing for journals (Journal of Pragmatics, Corpora, English Language and Linguistics, Globe, Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages, Onomázein) and publishers (Cambridge University Press, Benjamins, Routledge)
  • Member and speaker of the M.A. selection commission (2012-2019)
  • Departmental Erasmus coordinator (2009-2020)
  • Member of the faculty council (FU Berlin 2008-2009)
  • Member of the institute council (FU Berlin: 2005-2007; FSU Jena: 2009-2012; 2019-)
Memberships Inhalt einblenden
  • Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT)
  • Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kognitive Linguistik (DGKL)
  • International Cognitive Linguistics Association (ICLA)
  • International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE)
  • Interdisciplinary Centre 'European Languages - Structures - Development - Comparison' (ZEUS)
Florian Haas
Florian Haas
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