Blumenthal-Dramé, Alice, PD Dr.

Englische Sprachwissenschaft
Professurvertretung (Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Bernd Kortmann)

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Blumenthal-Dramé, Alice, PD Dr.


PD Dr. Alice Blumenthal-Dramé currently holds a Deputy Professorship for English Linguistics at the English Department of the University of Freiburg (chair Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Bernd Kortmann). She studied English Philology, Slavic Philology, Computational Linguistics and General Linguistics at the University of Manchester (UK), the Lomonosov University of Moscow (Russian Federation), and the University of Freiburg (Germany), where she received her PhD in 2011 and her Habilitation in 2019.
Her publications exploit behavioural and functional neuroimaging methods to explore the extent to which statistical generalisations across “big data” (notably, large-scale text corpora and databases derived from such corpora) have the potential to offer realistic insights into language users’ cognition. Major motivations behind this research have been: (1) to put to the test the cognitive reality of cognitive linguistic assumptions, and (2) to gain a better understanding of the size and nature of the cognitive building blocks that are utilised in natural language use.


Further research interests include morphological theories, psycholinguistic models, Gestalt psychology, usage-based linguistics, language typology, and statistical methods.


Selected Publications
McConnell, K., & Blumenthal-Dramé, A. (2019). Effects of task and corpus-derived association scores on the online processing of collocations. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory, 0(0).
Blumenthal-Dramé, A., & Malaia, E. (2018). Shared neural and cognitive mechanisms in action and language: The multiscale information transfer framework. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, e1484.
Blumenthal-Dramé, A., Hanulíková, A., & Kortmann, B. (2017b). Editorial: Perceptual linguistic salience: Modeling causes and consequences. Frontiers in Psychology, 8.
Blumenthal-Dramé, A., Glauche, V., Bormann, T., Weiller, C., Musso, M., & Kortmann, B. (2017a). Frequency and chunking in derived words: A parametric fMRI study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 29(7), 1162–1177.
Blumenthal-Dramé, A. (2016b). What corpus-based cognitive linguistics can and cannot expect from neurolinguistics. Cognitive Linguistics, 27(4).
Blumenthal-Dramé, A. (2016a). Entrenchment from a psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic perspective. In H.-J. Schmid (Ed.), Entrenchment and the Psychology of Language Learning: How We Reorganize and Adapt Linguistic Knowledge (pp. 129-152). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter.




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