Dr. Anita Auer
Associate Professor (Universitair
Anita Auer studied English Language and Linguistics, Psychology and Philosophy (incl. teacher training)
at the University of Vienna (Austria) where she obtained her Mag. Phil. in 2000 with a dissertation on
Morphophonemic Alternations in Old English. She received her Ph.D. in English and German historical
linguistics from the University of Manchester (UK) in 2005. The topic of her Ph.D. dissertation was
Standardisation and Prescription in the Eighteenth Century. The Subjunctive in English and (Austrian)
German. Anita Auer joined the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) and the English Department
at the University of Leiden in August 2005 as a Postdoctoral Researcher and Junior Lecturer.
In 2008 Anita Auer was appointed Assistant Professor in English Language and Culture at the Department
of English and the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics (OTS) at Utrecht University. She has been promoted to Associate
Professor in November 2011.
The key areas that Anita Auer’s research touches upon are language variation and change, (socio-)historical linguistics, dialectology, corpus linguistics, stylistics, the interface between manuscript and print, and language standardisation.
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