Univ.-Prof. Dr. Britta Mondorf


  • Chair in English Linguistics at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
  • Habilitation in English Linguistics, University of Paderborn
  • PhD in English Linguistics, University of Düsseldorf
  • Diploma degree in English, Spanish and Agricultural Economics, University of Giessen
  • Visiting appointments at the University of Wuppertal (2005) and the University of Duisburg-Essen (2006).
  • Publications in the areas of Linguistic Variation, Functional Grammar, Sociolinguistics, Semantics, Pragmatics and Historical Linguistics
  • Monographs on More Support for More-Support: The Role of Processing Constraints on the Choice between Synthetic and Analytic Comparative Forms (2009); Gender Differences in English Syntax (2004)
  • Co-editor of Determinants of Grammatical Variation in English (2003)
  • Co-organizer of symposia and conference workshops:
    • Determinants of Grammatical Variation in English (2000)
    • The (Non)distinction of the Syntax and Semantics of Adjectives and Adverbs (DGfS Conference 2003)
    • Grammatical Differences between British and American English (2004)
  • Current research:
    • Reflexivity and (de)transitivizing strategies
    • The role of language processing in grammatical variation and change
    • British-American contrasts in syntax and morphology
    • Functional motivation of synthetic-analytic contrasts
    • Gender differences