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Mag. Elnora ten Wolde, BA

Research Interests

  • The Noun Phrase
  • Synchronic and Diachronic Syntax
  • Theoretical frameworks: Functional Discourse Grammar, Construction Grammar
  • Philosophy of Linguistics & Philosophy of Language



Ten Wolde, Elnora; Keizer, Evelien. 2016. Structure and substance in Functional Discourse Grammar:The case of the Binominal Noun Phrase. Acta Linguistica Hafniensia.

2009 Harry & Harry: A Stylistic Analysis of Harry Potter and Harry Wharton. Unpublished M.A. Thesis; English Department, University of Vienna.


Conference Papers

International Conference of English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL) 18; 14-18 July 2014, Leuven, Belgium: ‘The spread of (in)definiteness marking in Early English: Reconstructing category emergence in the lab’ (presented with Prof. Nikolaus Ritt and a joint project with Kenny Smith and Olga Feher).

8th International Conference of Construction Grammar (ICCG8); 3-6 Septerber, 2014, Osnabrück, Germany: ‘‘One hell of a construction’: An Analysis of a Subtype of the Binominal Noun Phrase using Functional Discourse Grammar and Construction Grammar’.

47th annual meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europeae (SLE); 11-14 September 2014, Poznań, Poland: ‘The Constructionalization of hell: Tracing the Constructional Network of the hell of Construction’.

With Evelien Keizer. Substance and Structure Workshop; Feb 2015. Copenhagen, Denmark. Structured Substance: The case of the Binominal Noun Phrase in Functional Discourse Grammar.

13th International Conference in Cognitive Linguistics; Northumberland, England, 20-23 July 2015. An Analysis of Premodifier Zones in Evaluative Modifiers.

22nd International Conference of Historical Linguistics; Naples, Italy 27-31 July. The grammaticalization of a branch of related of-binominal constructions.



2013 PhD student of English/ University assistant (prae-doc), Department of English, University of Vienna

2009 Mag.phil. English Studies, University of Vienna

2002 BA English Literature, James Cook University Townsville, QLD Australia


Selected Teaching

Philosophy of Linguistics

Linguistic Research & Academic Writing


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