Research group


Prof. Dr. Marcus Callies, principal investigator;

emailsm  callies at; links3  personal website


Leonie Wiemeyer, research assistant and PhD student

“Intertextuality in foreign-language academic writing in English”

emailsm  wiemeyer at; links3 personal website



Former project members (still working on their PhD dissertations)


Ekaterina Zaytseva, M.A., PhD student

“The expression of concession in L1 and L2 writing: A corpus study of lexico-grammatical variation”

emailsm  zaytseva at


Alexandra Kinne, M.A., PhD student

“Weight as a determinant of syntactic variation in advanced learner varieties. A corpus study of weight effects in L1 and L2 academic writing” (defended on May 11th, 2018; summa cum laude)

emailsm  akinne at


Tonia Sperling, M.A., PhD student

“Who states what and how do we know? – Knowledge (re-) presentation and production in advanced learner writing”

emailsm  tonia.sperling at