Prof. Dr. Claudia Claridge



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Curriculum Vitae 

since 2015

Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Augsburg

2007 - 2015

Full Professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen

2003 - 2007

Assistant professor at the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel

1999 - 2003

Junior Lecturer (C1) at the University of Greifswald


Ph.D., University of Chemnitz (Thesis: Multi-word Verbs in Early Modern English)

1994 - 1999

Research Assistant at Chemnitz University of Technology - DFG-funded project "Compilation of an Early Modern English Pamphlet Corpus" (Lampeter Corpus)

1992 - 1994

In-school teacher training course at various Grammar Schools (Second State Exam)

1985 - 1992

Otto-Friedrich University, Bamberg: M.A. in English Linguistics, English & American Literature and Medieval History; Teacher Training degree in English and History (First State Exam)


Research Interests  

History of English:

  • Early and Late Modern English
  • Language change
  • Intensifiers
  • Phraseology


  • Figurative language
  • Pragmatic markers

Text and Discourse Studies:

  • Genre evolution
  • News discourse
  • Development of history writing
  • Rhetorical analysis
  • Corpus Linguistics


Select Publications  

(see complete list here)

Taavitsainen, Irma, Merja Kytö, Claudia Claridge & Jeremy Smith (eds.). 2014. Developments in English: Expanding Electronic Evidence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Claridge, Claudia. 2011. Hyperbole in English: A corpus-based study of exaggeration. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Claridge, Claudia. 2000. Multi-word Verbs in Early Modern English. A Corpus-Based Study. Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi. [Language and Computers 32]

Claridge, Claudia & Merja Kytö. 2014. “I had Lost Sight of Them Then for a Bit, but I Went on Pretty Fast: Two Degree Modifiers in the Old Bailey Corpus.” In Irma Taavitsainen, Andreas Jucker & Jukka Tuominen (eds.). Diachronic Corpus Pragmatics. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Benjamins, 29-52.

Claridge, Claudia. 2013. “The Evolution of Three Pragmatic Markers: As it were, so to speak/say and if you Like.” In: Journal of Historical Pragmatics 14/2. 161-184.

Claridge, Claudia. 2010. “From Manuscript to Printing: Transformations of Genres in the History of English.” In: Traugott, Elizabeth & Terttu Nevalainen (eds.). The Oxford Handbook of the History of English.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 304-313.

Claridge, Claudia. 2012. “Styles, Registers, Genres, Text Types” In: Alexander Bergs & Laurel Brinton (eds.). Historical Linguistics of English: An International Handbook. 2012. Berlin/New York: De Gruyter, 237-253.

Claridge, Claudia. 2012. “‘Upon These Heads I Shall Discourse’: Lexicographical and Corpus Evidence for Senses and Phrases.” In: Merja Kytö (ed.). English Corpus Linguistics: Crossing Paths. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 133-163.

Claridge, Claudia. 2010. “News Discourse.” In: Andreas Jucker & Irma Taavitsainen (eds.). Handbook of Pragmatics: Historical Pragmatics. Berlin/New York: De Gruyter, 587-620.

Claridge, Claudia. 2008. “Historical Corpora.” In: Anke Lüdeling & Merja Kytö (eds.). Corpus Linguistics. Berlin: De Gruyter, 242-259. [Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, 29/1]

Newest Publications: Claridge, Claudia & Birte Bös. 2019. Development in English Historical Morpho-Syntax. (CILT 346) Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Benjamins. Bös, Birte & Claudia Claridge. 2019. Norms and Conventions in the History of English. (CILT 347) Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Benjamins.