Krug, Manfred 1966- (Manfred G. Krug)

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Krug, Manfred 1966- (Manfred G. Krug)

PERSONAL:

Born March 8, 1966. Education: Studied at Freiburg University; Exeter University, M.A., 1992.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Germany. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Academic. Freiburg University, Freiburg, Germany, assistant professor, 1999-2004, associate professor, 2004-05; Universität Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany, professor and chair of English linguistics, 2005—. Visiting professor at Portland State University, 2002.

MEMBER:

International Society for the Linguistics of English, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, Anglistenverband, Bamberg Center for Medieval Studies.

WRITINGS:

Emerging English Modals: A Corpus-Based Study of Grammaticalization, Mouton de Gruyter (New York, NY), 2000.

(Editor, with Roberta Facchinetti and Frank Palmer) Modality in Contemporary English, Mouton de Gruyter (New York, NY), 2003.

Editorial board member for Corpus Linguistics and Linguistics Theory. Advisory board member for Language in Performance. Consulting editor for Atlantis, Journal of the Spanish Association for English and American Studies, and Linguistics.

SIDELIGHTS:

Manfred Krug is an academic. He was born on March 8, 1966. From 1989 to 1991 and 1992 to 1996, Krug completed his undergraduate studies in English, Latin, and Greek Studies at Freiburg University. He also completed a master of arts degree in applied linguistics at Exeter University in 1992. Between 1996 and 1999 Krug worked on his doctoral degree at Freiburg University, majoring in English linguistics and minoring in Latin and German.

Upon graduation, he remained at Freiburg University, working as an assistant professor. In 2004 he was promoted to associate professor. By 2005, however, he had switched to Universität Bamberg, as professor and chair of English linguistics. For a period of time in 2002, he was a visiting professor at Portland State University in the United States. His main areas of research include corpus-related research into language change of current and extinct languages; the crossing points between grammar, lexicalization, and frequency; auxiliary and modal verbs; pronoun shifts; contrastive linguistics between German and English; and great vowel shifts.

Professionally, he is an active member of the International Society for the Linguistics of English, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, Anglistenverband, and the Bamberg Center for Medieval Studies. Krug is an editorial board member for Corpus Linguistics and Linguistics Theory; an advisory board member for Language in Performance; and a consulting editor for Atlantis, Journal of the Spanish Association for English and American Studies, and Linguistics.

In 2000 Krug published his first book, Emerging English Modals: A Corpus-Based Study of Grammaticalization, through Mouton de Gruyter. With the same publisher, he published Modality in Contemporary English in 2003. This book he edited with the assistance of Roberta Facchinetti and Frank Palmer.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Language in Society, September, 2002, Juhani Rudanko, review of Emerging English Modals: A Corpus-Based Study of Grammaticalization, p. 639; February, 2006, Juhani Rudanko, review of Modality in Contemporary English, p. 143.

Reference & Research Book News, February, 2001, review of Emerging English Modals, p. 174.

Studies in Language, winter, 2002, Elly van Gelderen, review of Emerging English Modals; winter, 2007, Martin J. Endley, review of Modality in Contemporary English.

ONLINE

Universität Bamberg Web site,http://web.uni-bamberg.de/ (January 31, 2008), author profile.

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