Dr. Robert Fuchs
Dr. Robert Fuchs

Professur für Englische Sprachwissenschaft (Prof. Gut)

Johannisstraße 12-20, Room 217
48143 Münster


Phone: +49 251 83-25638

robert.fuchs@uni-muenster.de

Consultation hours: 26 July 2016, 4 pm
2 August 2016, 3 pm

External Profile:
  • academia.edu
  • Research Areas

    • (Experimental) Phonetics and Phonology
    • New Varieties of English (so-called New Englishes)
    • Corpus Linguistics
    • Natural Language Processing
  • Doctoral Thesis

    Speech rhythm in Educated Indian English and British English

    Supervisor
    • Professor Dr. Ulrike Gut
  • CV

    Education

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    PhD (Universities of Augsburg and Münster; Thesis on "Speech Rhythm in Educated Indian English and British English" (viva 04/2014)
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    English language and literature, computer science, and law: Technische Universität Dresden MA thesis on "Focus Marking in Indian English: A corpus-linguistic investigation of 'also'"
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    Exchange student at the Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland (DAAD scholarship)
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    Exchange Student at the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad, India; now English and Foreign Languages University

    Positions

    since
    Research Associate, Chair of English Linguistics, University of Münster
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    Research Assistant, Chair of English Linguistics, University of Münster
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    Research Assistant, Applied English Linguistics, University of Augsburg, Germany

Publications

Books

Books (Monographs)
Edited Books

Articles

Articles in Journals
Conference Articles
Articles in Edited Books

Projects

  • Rich Phonetic Annotations of Speech Data in CLARIN-D: WebMAUS Evaluation and Integration Process Documentation based on the ICE-Scotland Co ( - )
    Third-party funding : Max Planck Society
  • ICE Nigeria ( - )
    Own funding
  • The perception of speech rhythm in Indian English (supported by Heinrich-Hertz-Stiftung) ()
    Own funding
  • Standardisation processes in Nigerian English ( - )
    Third-party funding : DFG - Individual Grants Programme | Project Number: GU 548/6-1

I am available as a supervisor for BEd, MEd and MA theses, and welcome candidates who would like to work on topics in the areas of English as a Lingua Franca, World Englishes/New Englishes, and the empirical study of the syntax and phonetics/phonology of learner English. Please see the list of suitable topics - Students are also welcome to contact with their own ideas in these areas.

Pre-prints of papers and more downloads of slides of conference talks can be found on my Academia.edu website.

More information on a research project on the use of English in Germany (together with Alison Edwards, University of Cambridge).

Presentations at conferences and workshops

Parviainen, Hanna and Robert Fuchs. 2015. Indian English as a super-central variety: Diffusion of clause-final focus particles in Asian Englishes. International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 36), Trier, Germany.

Fuchs, Robert and Ulrike Gut. 2015. Speech rate and fluency in native and non-native varieties of English. The Future of the International Corpus of English (ICE) – New Challenges, New Developments, workshop at International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 36), Trier, Germany.

Fuchs, Robert and Romana Kopeckova. 2014. Perceptual similarity in Flege's Speech Learning Model: Evidence from the acquisition of Irish English lax and tense vowels by Polish children and adults. Workshop on Linguistic and Psycholinguistic Studies in L2 Phonology, University of Stuttgart, Germany.

Fuchs, Robert 2014. Towards a perceptual model of speech rhythm - Integrating the influence of f0 on perceived duration (paper in proceedings, presentation). Interspeech 2014, Singapore.

Fuchs, Robert 2014. The speech rhythm and phonology of Standard Indian English. Workshop on Norms and Standards in Indian English and Other South Asian Englishes, June 2014, Münster, Germany.

Fuchs, Robert 2014. Integrating variability in loudness and duration in a multidimensional model of speech rhythm: Evidence from Indian English and British English. Speech Prosody 7, Dublin, Ireland.

Fuchs, Robert 2014. The frequency of the present perfect in varieties of English around the world. Perfect and Perfectivity Re-assessed through corpus studies, Workshop held at International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 35), Nottingham, UK.

Fuchs, Robert and Ulrike Gut and Presley Ifukor 2014. Recent change in the use of the progressive in Nigerian English: An apparent time study. International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 35), Nottingham, UK.

Fuchs, Robert 2013. So ladylike and particularly manly? Determinants of variation in intensifier usage in Indian English.  International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 34), Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Fuchs, Robert 2013. Speech rhythm in Educated Indian English. Poster presented at the ISLE (International Society for the Linguistics of English) (Post-)Doctoral Spring School, April 2013, Freiburg, Germany.

Fuchs, Robert 2012. Speech rhythm and syllable structure in Indian English. International Association for World Englishes (IAWE) 2012, Hong Kong/Guangzhou, China.

Fuchs, Robert 2012. 'I, me and myself' - Individualism and collectivism in World Englishes. International Association for World Englishes (IAWE) 2012, Hong Kong/Guangzhou, China.

Fuchs, Robert 2012. A duration-based account of speech rhythm in Indian English (poster presentation). Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon) 13, Stuttgart, Germany.

Fuchs, Robert 2012. So ladylike and particularly manly. Intensifier usage in Indian English. Workshop on English(es) and cultural identities in India and Sri Lanka, Gießen, Germany.

Choon, Anja, Robert Fuchs, Ulrike Gut, Presley Ifukor and Taiwo Soneye 2012. H-deletion and h-insertion in Nigerian English. International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 33), Leuven, Belgium.

Fuchs, Robert and Ulrike Gut 2012. Do women use more intensifiers than men? - Investigating gender and age-specific language use with the International Corpus of English. International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 33), Leuven, Belgium.

Fuchs, Robert and Lilian Coronel and Ulrike Gut 2012. Intensifiers in Asian Englishes. English in Asia's Languages Habitats and Europe's Asia competence, Berlin.

Fuchs, Robert 2012. The choice between present perfect and simple past in Nigerian and British English. Symposium: The Pragmatics of Aspect in Varieties of English, Innsbruck, Austria.

Fuchs, Robert and Taiwo Soneye and Ulrike Gut 2011. "We just don't even know" The pragmatic focus particles even and still in Nigerian English. 4th International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (ICLCE), Osnabrück, Germany.

Fuchs, Robert and Lilian Coronel 2011. Intensifiers across varieties of English. International Association for World Englishes (IAWE) 2011, Melbourne, Australia.

Fuchs, Robert and Ulrike Gut 2011. The progressive aspect in Nigerian English. International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE) 2011, Boston, USA.

Fuchs, Robert 2011. A corpus of Nigerian English: First results. 48. Studentische Tagung Sprachwissenschaft (StuTS), Potsdam.

Mazzitelli, Lidia Federica and Robert Fuchs 2011. Workshop: Heute back ich, morgen brau ich und übermorgen.... mach ich mein eigenes Korpus! 48. Studentische Tagung Sprachwissenschaft (StuTS), Potsdam.

Fuchs, Robert 2010. Focus marking and semantic transfer in Indian English: The case of also. Young Linguists' Meeting in Poznan (YLMP) 2010, Poznan, Poland.

Invited talks and workshops

Fuchs, Robert. 2014. Workshop on Corpus Linguistics. Graduate School for Empirical and Applied Linguistics, University of Münster, Germany, June 2014.

Fuchs, Robert. 2013. Speech Rhythm in Indian English. Invited talk given at the Centre for English Language Studies of Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad, India, February 2013.