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Elma Kerz

Elma Kerz
Lehrstuhl für Anglistische Sprachwissenschaft

Adresse

Gebäude: ehem. Couven-Gymnasium (1070)

Raum: 102a

Kármánstraße 17/19

52062 Aachen

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Telefon: +49 241 80 95431

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Forschungsinteressen

Second Language Acquisition/Learning
Implicit/Statistical Learning
Formulaic Language
Linguistic Variation
ACAW - Aachen Corpus of Academic Writing

Betreuung von Bachelor-/Masterarbeiten zu diesen oder verwandten Themen

 

Lehre

Frau PD Dr. Kerz unterrichtet in den Bereichen Korpuslinguistik, Fremdsprachenerwerb und Sprachverarbeitung.

SoSe2019:
"Corpus Linguistik" (Vorlesung)

Frühere Kurse können über RWTHonline eingesehen werden.

 

Ausbildung

Akademische Ausbildung

  • 10/2014 Habilitation mit Venia Legendi für das Fach Englische Sprachwissenschaft, RWTH Aachen University
  • 08/2007 Promotion im Fach Englische Sprachwissenschaft, RWTH Aachen University
  • 10/2001 Magistra Artium, RWTH Aachen University, Hauptfach: Anglistische Sprachwissenschaft; Nebenfach 1: Anglistische Literaturwissenschaft; Nebenfach 2: Internationale Technische und Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit

Akademischer Werdegang

  • Seit 04/2017 Projektleiterin des DFG-Projekts KE 1476/2-1 (Phase 1): 'Untersuchung der Rolle des Statistischen Lernens im Sprachverarbeitung und Sprachentwicklung' an der RWTH Aachen University
  • 09/2010–03/2017 Wissenschaftliche Assistentin am Lehrstuhl für Englische Sprachwissenschaft an der RWTH Aachen University (Lehrstuhlinhaberin: Prof. Dr. Stella Neumann) Mutterschaftsurlaub 01/2011-09/2011
  • 09/2007–08/2010 Wissenschaftliche Assistentin am Lehrstuhl für Englische Sprachwissenschaft an der RWTH Aachen University (Lehrstuhlinhaber: Prof. Dr. Paul Georg Meyer)
  • 09/2003–08/2007 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Lehrstuhl für Englische Sprachwissenschaft an der RWTH Aachen University (Lehrstuhlinhaber: Prof. Dr. Paul Georg Meyer) Mutterschaftsurlaub 03/2006-07/2006
  • 04/2002–08/2003 Doktorandin (Postgraduiertenstipendium zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses), RWTH Aachen University
  • 11/1999–11/2001 Studentische Hilfskraft am Institut für Informatik der RWTH Aachen University (I6: Human Language Technology and Pattern Recognition Group) (Lehrstuhlinhaber: Prof. Dr. Hermann Ney)

Weitere Akademische Qualifikationen

  • 08/2013 Teilnahme am 'Workshop Mixture and Hidden Markov Modeling for the Cognitive Sciences' an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, COGSCI 2013, The Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society; Leitung: Prof. Maarten Speekenbrink (University College London, UK) und Prof. Ingmar Visser (Universität von Ams- terdam, NL)
  • 08/2011 Teilnahme am Workshop 'Mixed Effects Regression Modeling' an der Universität Groningen: Center for Language and Cognition Groningen, NL, organisiert im Rahmen des NWO-VICI-Projekts Asymmetries in Grammar (Petra Hendricks) und dem NWO-VENI-Projekts 'The Status of Hierarchies in Language Production and Comprehension' (Peter de Swart), Leitung: Prof. T. Florian Jaeger (Universität Rochester, NY, USA)
  • 09/2009–10/2009 Forschungsaufenthalt am Human Language Processing Lab, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Universität Rochester, NY, USA
  • 09/2007 Teilnahme an der 'Fall School Computational Linguistics' am Institut für Linguistik und Kognitionswissenschaften an der Universität Potsdam, Leitung: Prof. Shravan Vasisth
  • 07/2002 Teilnahme an der 'Summer School Formal and Functional Linguistics' an der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
  • 01/2000-07/2000 Studienaufenthalt an der Universität Maastricht, Niederlande, Faculty of Economics & Business Administration

Stipendien

  • 04/2007 DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Reisestipendium für die Konferenzteilnahme an dem UWM Linguistic Symposium on Formulaic Language, Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • 04/2002–09/2003 Postgraduiertenstipendium zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses der RWTH Aachen University, Förderdauer: 16 Monate Fördervolumen: EUR 12.800
 

Drittmittelprojekte

StatLearn - Untersuchung der Rolle des Statistischen Lernens im Zweitspracherwerb

04/17–04/20 – KE 1476/2-1 (Phase 1) (Unravelling the Role of Statistical Learning in Second Language Learning and Processing) (Hauptantragstellerin)
Die zweite Phase dieses Projektes ist für den Zeitraum 05/20 bis 05/23 geplant. DFG-gefördertes Projekt – Ziel des Projektes ist es zu untersuchen, inwieweit Unterschiede in der Fähigkeit zum statistischen Lernen (SL) die inter-individuelle Variabilität im Zweitspracherwerb (L2) sowie in der L2-Verarbeitung erklären können. Dazu werden zum einen computationelle und statistische Analysen von Korpusdaten eingesetzt, mit dem Ziel zu untersuchen, inwieweit Lerner in der Lage sind, verschiedene Typen von statistischen Regularitäten erfolgreich zu induzieren. Zum anderen werden Verhaltensexperimente mit within-subject Designs eingesetzt, mit dem Ziel zu bestimmen, inwieweit L2-Erwerb- und Verarbeitungsfähigkeiten auf SL-Fähigkeiten zurückzuführen sind.
Förderdauer: 36 Monate
Fördervolumen: EUR 290.502

AISLE - Adaptive Statistical Language Learning

01/18–01/19 - Tracking and Accelerating the Development of Academic Language Skills Through An Adaptive eLearning System (Hauptantragstellerin zusammen mit Jun.Prof. Dr.Ing. Tobias Meisen, Lehrstuhl für Informationsmanagement im Maschinenbau, RWTH Aachen).
Exploratory Research Space (ERS) Projekt im Rahmen der Exzellenzstrategie des Bundes und der Länder. Der ERS zielt darauf ab, neue interdisziplinäre Forschungsfelder zu identifizieren und zu erschließen. Es ist das wichtigste Förderinstrument für interdisziplinäre Forschungsprojekte an der RWTH und fördert integrative Forschung, die auf wissenschaftliches und praktisches Wissen zur Lösung gesellschaftlicher Herausforderungen abzielt.
Förderdauer: 12 Monate
Fördervolumen: EUR 48.544

FLIPPER – Flip-Teaching Empirical Research Methods

09/12-09/13 – ETS Projekt 2012 des Blended-Learning Förderprogramms der RWTH Aachen Exploratory Teaching Space (ETS) (Hauptantragstellerin zusammen mit Dr. Daniel Wiechmann, PD, Universität von Amsterdam)
ETS–Projekt im Rahmen der Exzellenzstrategie des Bundes und der Länder. Der ETS wurde im Rahmen des Zukunftskonzepts für die Lehre an der RWTH Aachen eingerichtet und ist das wichtigste Förderinstru- ment für neue Lehrund Lernkonzepte an der RWTH. Im Rahmen dieses Projektes wurde das Flipped-Classroom-Modell, auch Inverted-Classroom genannt, zur Vermittlung von empirischen Forschungsmethoden in der Sprachwissenschaft eingesetzt. Dazu wurde eine Reihe von Videos mit integrierten Übungen und Fragen entwickelt, die in thematisch kompakte Einheiten gegliedert wurden, so dass der individuelle Wissensstand und das persönliche Lerntempo der Studierenden berücksichtigt werden konnten.
Förderdauer: 12 Monate
Fördervolumen: EUR 20.746

 

Publikationen (Auswahl)

(vollständige Auflistung in RWTH Publications)

Dissertation und Habilitation

  1. Kerz, Elma (2014). Constructional Choices in Persuasive Genres. Habilitationsschrift. RWTH Aachen.
  2. Kerz, Elma (2007). Modeling the Research Process in Academic Texts: A Corpus-Based Study. Dissertationsschrift. RWTH Aachen.

Herausgeberschaften

  1. Wiechmann, Daniel, Kerz, Elma, Snider, Neal, & Jaeger, Florian. (2013). Special Issue: Parsimony and Redundancy in Models of Language. Language and Speech 56(3). https://doi.org/10.1177/0023830913490877

Zeitschriftenartikel (Peer-Reviewed)

  1. Kerz, Elma & Wiechmann, Daniel (angenommen) Working Memory, Language Experience and L2 Sentence Comprehension. Journal of Second Language Studies.
  2. Ströbel, Marcus, Kerz, Elma & Wiechmann, Daniel (akzeptiert bis auf kleinere Änderungen). The Relationship Between First and Second Language Writing Skills: Investigating the Effects of L1 Complexity on L2 Complexity in Advanced Stages of Learning. Language Learning.
  3. Kerz, Elma, Wiechmann, Daniel & Riedel, Florian (2017). Implicit Learning in the Crowd: Investigating the Role of Awareness in the Acquisition of L2 Knowledge. Studies in Second Language Acquisition 39(4): 711-734. https://doi.org/10.1017/S027226311700002X
  4. Wiechmann, Daniel & Kerz, Elma (2016). Formulaicity as a Determinant of Processing Efficiency: Investigating Clause Ordering in Complex Constructions. Special Issue: Support Strategies in Language Variation and Change. English Language and Linguistics 20(3): 421-437. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1360674316000320
  5. Kerz, Elma & Wiechmann, Daniel (2015). Second Language Construction Learning: Investigating Domain-Specific Adaptation in Advanced L2 Production. Language and Cognition 8(4): 533-565. https://doi.org/10.1017/langcog.2015.6
  6. Kerz, Elma & Wiechmann, Daniel (2015). Register-Contingent Entrenchment of Constructional Patterns: Causal and Concessive Adverbial Clauses in Academic and Newspaper Writing. Journal of English Linguistics 43(1): 61-85. https://doi.org/10.1177/0075424214564364
  7. Wiechmann, Daniel & Kerz, Elma (2014). Cue Reliance in L2 Written Production. Language Learning 64(2): 343-364. https://doi.org/10.1111/lang.12047
  8. Wiechmann, Daniel, Kerz, Elma, Snider, Neal & Jaeger, Florian. (2013). Introduction to the Special Issue: Parsimony and Redundancy in Models of Language. Language and Speech 56(3): 257-264. https://doi.org/10.1177/0023830913490877
  9. Wiechmann, Daniel & Kerz, Elma (2014). The Positioning of Concessive Adverbial Clauses in English: Assessing the Importance of Discourse-Pragmatic and Processing-Based Constraints. English Language and Linguistics 17(1): 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1360674312000305
  10. Kerz, Elma (2012). The Role of Genre in Information Structuring in English. Special Issue on Information Structure, Discourse Structure and Grammatical Structure. Belgian Journal of Linguistics: 143-159. https://doi.org/10.1075/bjl.26.06ker

Beiträge in Sammelbänden und Konferenzbeiträge (Peer-Reviewed)

  1. Kerz, Elma & Wiechmann, Daniel (2020). Individual Differences. In Nicole Tracy-Ventura & Magali Paquot (Hrsg.) Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Corpora. Routledge.
  2. Kerz, Elma, Andreas Burgdorf, Daniel Wiechmann, Stefan Meeger, Yu Qiao, Christian Kohlschein & Tobias Meisen (akzeptiert bis auf kleinere Änderungen). Understanding Vocabulary Growth Through An Adaptive Language Learning System. Proceedings of the 8th Workshop for Natural Language Processing (NLP) for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (NLP4CALL2019).
  3. Kerz, Elma, Wiechmann, Daniel, & Christiansen, Morten, H. (2019) Tuning to Multiple Statistics: Second Language Processing of Multiword Sequences across Registers. In A. Goel, C. Seifert & C. Freksa (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
  4. Kerz, Elma & Wiechmann, Daniel (2019). Effects of Statistical Learning Ability on the Second Language Processing of Multiword Sequences. Computational and Corpus-Based Phraseology. Springer LNCS Volume: Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
  5. Kerz, Elma, Heilmann, Arndt, & Neumann, Stella (2019). L2 Processing Advantages of Multiword Sequences: Evidence from Eye-Tracking. Proceedings of the Joint Workshop on Multiword Expressions and WordNet (MWE-WN 2019) co-located with the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL2019). August 2, 2019. Florence, Italy.
  6. Ströbel, Marcus, Kerz, Elma, Wiechmann, Daniel, & Qiao, Yu (2018). Text Genre Classification Based on Linguistic Complexity Contours Using A Recurrent Neural Network. Proceedings of the Tenth International Workshop Modelling and Reasoning in Context. co-located with the 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2018) and the 23rd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2018). July 13, 2018. Stockholm, Schweden. 56-63.
  7. Kerz, Elma & Wiechmann, Daniel (2017). Individual Differences in L2 Processing of Multi-Word Phrases: Effects of Working Memory and Personality. Computational and Corpus-Based Phraseology: Recent Advances and Interdisciplinary Approaches. Springer LNCS Volume: Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 306-324.
  8. Ströbel, Marcus, Kerz, Elma, Wiechmann, Daniel & Neumann, Stella (2016). CoCoGen-Complexity Contour Generator: Automatic Assessment of Linguistic Complexity Using a Sliding-Window Technique. Proceedings of CoLing 2016 Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Linguistic Complexity (CL4LC). Osaka. Japan. 23-31.
  9. Wiechmann, Daniel & Kerz, Elma (2014). Missing Generalizations: A Supervised Machine approach to L2 written production. EACL 2014. Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of Computational Language Learning. Göteburg, Schweden. Association for Computational Linguistics. 55- 63.
  10. Wiechmann, Daniel, Steinfeld, Judith & Kerz, Elma (2013). Modeling Bilingual Children's Acquisition of Complex Sentences in German. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Hrsg.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. 3753-3759.
  11. Kerz, Elma. (2013). Concessive Adverbial Clauses in L2 Academic Writing. In S. Granger, G. Gilquin & F. Meunier (Hrsg.), Twenty Years of Learner Corpus Research: Looking back, Moving ahead. Corpora and Language in Use - Proceedings 1, Louvain-la-Neuve: Presses Universitaires de Louvain. 263-276.
  12. Kerz, Elma. (2011). The Role of Low-Level Schemas in English Academic Writing: A Usage-Based Constructionist Approach. In M. Konopka, J. Kubczak, C. Mair, F. Sticha & U. H. Wassner (Hrsg.), Grammatik und Korpora 2009. Korpuslinguistik und interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf Sprache. Tübingen: Narr. 229-253.
  13. Kerz, Elma & Haas, Florian (2009). The Aim is to Analyze NP: The Function of Prefabricated Chunks in Academic Texts. In R. Corrigan, E. Moravcsik, H. Ouali & K. Wheatley (Eds.), Formulaic Language: Volume 1. Distribution and Historical Change. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 97-116.
  14. 15 Kerz, Elma. (2008). The Cognitive and Pragmatic Motivations for the Use of Nominalizations in Aca- demic Texts. In S. Burges & P. Martin (Eds.), English as an Additional Language in Research Publication and Communication (Linguistic Insights Series). Frankfurt: Peter Lang. 123-139.

Weitere Publikationen (Not Peer-Reviewed)

  1. Wiechmann, Daniel, Kerz, Elma & Steinfeld, Judith (2016). The Effect of Dual Language Exposure on Single Language Development: Comparing Acquisition Rates in Bilingual and Monolingual Children. In Bannick, A. & Honselaar, W. (Eds.), From Variation to Iconicity. Amsterdam: Pegasus. 425-438.
  2. Kerz, Elma. (2012). 5 Wörterbucheinträge zu Abstraction, Introspection, Recursiveness & Top-Down Approach. In Johannes Kabatek & Bernd Kortmann (Hrsg.), Theories and Methods in Linguistics, (Wörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft), Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  3. Kerz, Elma (2006). A Constructionist Corpus-Based Approach to the Analysis of Research Verbs in Academic Texts. In E.T. Vold, G.I. Lyse & A. Müller-Gjesdal (Eds.), New Voices in Linguistics. 3-17. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 3-17.
  4. Kerz, Elma. (2005). Construction Grammar. Chapter contribution to Synchronic English Linguistics: An Introduction, P.G. Meyer et al. (Eds.), Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag. 52-64.
  5. Kerz, Elma. (2005). Cognitive Semantics. Chapter contribution to Synchronic English Linguistics: An Introduction, P.G. Meyer et al. (Eds.), Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag. 161-168. Meyer, Paul Georg, Kerz, Elma (2004). Towards a conception of lexical pragmatics. Anglistentag 2003 Proceedings. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag. 97-101.

In Vorbereitung (to be Peer-Reviewed)

  1. Kerz, Elma, Maaßen, Anne & Intemann, Frauke. Receptive and Productive Vocabulary Knowledge Growth in Upper Secondary Education (Oberstufe EF, Q1, Q2).
  2. Kerz, Elma. Cohesive Devices in Native and Non-Native Academic Writing. Journal of Second Language Writing.
  3. Wiechmann, Daniel, Kerz, Elma & Terhorst, Dennis. Awareness, Inhibition and the Acquisition of L2 Morphology under Incidental Conditions. Studies in Second Language Acquisition.
 

Konferenzbeiträge (Auswahl)

  1. Kerz, Elma, Burgdorf, Andreas, Wiechmann, Daniel, Meeger, Stefan, Qiao, Yu, Kohlschein, Christian & Meisen, Tobias (2019). Understanding Vocabulary Growth Through An Adaptive Language Learning System. Proceedings of the 8th workshop for Natural Language Processing (NLP) for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (NLP4CALL2019). Turku, Finland, September 30, 2019.
  2. Kerz, Elma & Wiechmann, Daniel (2019). Effects of Statistical Learning Ability on the Second Language Processing of Multiword Sequences. Computational and Corpus-Based Phraseology, Malaga, Spain, September 25-27, 2019.
  3. Kerz, Elma & Wiechmann, Daniel & Ströbel, Marcus (2019). Applying the right statistics: Can advanced L2 learners acquire register-specic distributional statistics?. 5th Learner Corpus Research Conference. Warsaw, Poland, September 12-14, 2019.
  4. Kerz, Elma, Heilmann, Arndt, & Neumann, Stella (2019). L2 Processing Advantages of Multiword Sequences: Evidence from Eye-Tracking. Joint Workshop on Multiword Expressions and WordNet (MWE-WN 2019) co-located with the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL2019). Florence, Italy, August 2, 2019.
  5. Kerz, Elma, Wiechmann, Daniel, & Christiansen, Morten, H. (2019) Tuning to Multiple Statistics: Second Language Processing of Multiword Sequences across Registers. 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Montreal, Canada, July 24-27, 2019.
  6. Kerz, Elma, Wiechmann, Daniel, & Christiansen, Morten, H. (2019) Statistical Learning in the Wild: What Natural Language Data Tell us about Distributional Learning in a Second Language. International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning, San Sebastian, Spain, June 27-29, 2019.
  7. Kerz, Elma, Wiechmann, Daniel, & Christiansen, Morten, H. (2019) Tuning to Multiple Statistics: Second Language Processing of Multiword Sequences across Registers. International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning, San Sebastian, Spain, June 27-29, 2019.
  8. Kerz, Elma, Wiechmann, Daniel, & Stroebel, Marcus. (2019) Applying the Right Statistics: Linking Distributional Learning to Language Production of Relative Clauses. International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning, San Sebastian, Spain, June 27-29, 2019.
  9. Kerz, Elma, Wiechmann, Daniel, & Silkens, Tandis. (2019) Personality Traits Mediate the Relationship between Statistical Learning Ability and L2 Sentence Comprehension. International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning, San Sebastian, Spain June 27-29, 2019.
  10. Kerz, Elma, Wiechmann, Daniel & Ströbel, Marcus. 2018. "Investigating the Development of L2 Writing: A Growth Curve Modeling Approach". EUROSLA 2018. September 5-8, 2018. Universität Münster, Deutschland.
  11. Hintzen, Sven, Kerz, Elma, & Wiechmann, Daniel. 2018. "Individual Differenes in L2 Sentence Processing: Effects of Working Memory, Language Experience, and Inhibitory Control". EUROSLA 2018. September 5-8, 2018. Universität Münster, Deutschland.
  12. Kerz, Elma, Heilmann, Arndt, & Neumann, Stella. 2018. "L2 Processing Advantages of Multiword Sequences: Evidence from Eye-Tracking". EUROSLA 2018. September 5-8, 2018. Universität Münster, Deutschland. 13 Kerz, Elma, Heilmann, Arndt, & Neumann, Stella. 2018. "L2 Processing Advantages of Multiword Sequences: Evidence from Eye-Tracking". EUROSLA 2018. September 5-8, 2018. Universität Münster, Deutschland.
  13. Hintzen, Sven, Kerz, Elma, & Wiechmann, Daniel. 2018. "Individual Differenes in L2 Sentence Processing: Effects of Working Memory, Language Experience, and Inhibitory Control". Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing (AMLaP) 2018. September 6-8, 2018. Humboldt Universität Berlin, Deutschland.
  14. Ströbel, Marcus, Kerz, Elma, Wiechmann, Daniel, & Qiao, Yu . 2018. "Text Genre Classification Based on Linguistic Complexity Contours Using A Recurrent Neural Network". MRC 2018 Modelling and Reasoning in Context. July 13, 2018. Stockholm, Schweden.
  15. Neumann, Stella, Kerz, Elma, & Heilmann, Arndt. 2018. "Translationese or Transfer: Comparing Interference Effects in Translation and Second Language Learning". The 20th International Congress of Linguists. July 2–6, 2018. Kapstadt, Südafrika.
  16. Kerz, Elma. 2018. "Recent Developments in the Language Sciences and Their Implications for Individualized Second-Language Learning". Eingeladener Vortrag auf dem 6. Treffen des INDUS Netzwerks (Individualisiertes Sprachlernen: Sprachtechnologische Ansätze und ihre Schnittstellen) 'At the Interface of Second Language Acquisition and Computational Linguistics', Tübingen, 28.2.–1.3.2018
  17. Kerz, Elma & Wiechmann, Daniel. 2017. "Individual Differences in L2 Processing of Multi-Word Phrases: Effects of Working Memory and Personality". EUROPHRAS 2017. Computational and Corpus-based Phraseology Recent advances and interdisciplinary approaches. London, UK, 13–14 November 2017.
  18. Marcus Ströbel, Kerz, Elma & Wiechmann, Daniel. 2017. "First Language Proficiency Predicts Second Language Proficiency". 4th Learner Corpus Research (LCR) Conference. Bozen, IT, 5–7 Oktober 2017.
  19. Kerz, Elma & Ströbel, Marcus. 2017. "Aachen Corpus of Academic Writing (ACAW): A Multilingual Corpus of First and Second LanguageWriting". 4th Learner Corpus Research (LCR) Conference. Bozen, IT, 5–7 Oktober 2017.
  20. Kerz, Elma & Wiechmann, Daniel. 2017. "Working memory, language experience and L2 comprehension ability". 23rd AMLaP conference, Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing, Lancaster, UK, 7–9 September, 2017.
  21. Kerz, Elma & Wiechmann, Daniel. 2017. "Individual Differences in L2 Processing of Multi-Word Units: Effects of Working Memory and Personality". International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning. Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language. Bilbao, ES, 28–30 Juni 2017.
  22. Wiechmann, Daniel, Kerz, Elma Kerz & Terhorst, Dennis. 2017. "Effects of Individual Differences in Attentional Control on Implicit Language Learning". International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning. Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language. Bilbao. ES. 28–30 Juni 2017.
  23. Ströbel, Marcus, Elma Kerz, Wiechmann, Daniel & Stella Neumann. 2016. "COCOGEN - Complexity Contour Generator: Automatic Assessment of Linguistic Complexity Using a Sliding-Window Technique". Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Linguistic Complexity (CL4CL), COLING 2016. Osaka, JP. 11–16 Dezember 2016.
  24. Wiechmann, Daniel, Kerz, Elma & Terhorst, Dennis. 2016. "Awareness, Inhibition and the Acquisition of L2 Morphology under Incidental Conditions". DGKL 7. Cognitive Approaches to Interaction and Language Attitudes. Duisburg Essen, DE, 5–7 Oktober 2016.
  25. Wiechmann, Daniel, Kerz, Elma & Terhorst, Dennis. 2016. "Awareness, Inhibition and the Acquisition of L2 Morphology under Incidental Conditions". Fifth Implicit Learning Seminar. Lancaster, UK, 23–26 Juni 2016.
  26. Ströbel, Marcus, Kerz, Elma & Wiechmann, Daniel. 2015. "Tracking Linguistic Complexity in Second Language Writing: A Sliding-Window Approach". 25th Meeting of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands, Antwerpen, BE. 5–6 Februar 2015.
  27. Kerz, Elma & Wiechmann, Daniel. 2015. "Second language construction learning: a study of syntagmatic growth in advanced L2 production". Thinking, Doing, and Learning (TDL2) Conference. Gröningen, NL, 3–5 Juni 2015.
  28. Neumann, Stella, Kerz, Elma & Ströbel, Marcus. 2015. "Translationese or transfer: disentangling translation effects from L2 learning effects". Paper presented at ICAME 36, Word, Words, Words - Corpora and Lexis. Trier, DE, 27–31 Mai 2015.
  29. Florian Riedel, Kerz, Elma & Wiechmann, Daniel. 2015. "Revisiting the role of awareness in implicit learning". International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning. Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language, San Sebastian, ES, 25–27 Juni 2015.
  30. Kerz, Elma. 2015. "Cohesive devices in second language writing". 42nd International Systemic Functional Congress. RWTH Aachen University, DE. 27–31 Juli 2015.
  31. Wiechmann, Daniel & Kerz, Elma. 2014. "Missing generalizations: A supervised machine learning approach to L2 written production". European Chapter of the Association of Computation Linguistics (EACL) 2014 Workshop: Cognitive aspects of computational language learning. Gothenburg, Sweden, SE, 26–30 April 2014.
  32. Wiechmann, Daniel & Kerz, Elma. 2013. "Formulaicity as a determinant of processing efficiency: Investigating clause ordering in complex constructions". ICAME 34 Workshop: Processing in corpora: "Support strategies in language variation and change". Santiago de Compostela, ES. 22–26 Mai 2013.
  33. Wiechmann, Daniel, Steinfeld, Judith & Kerz, Elma. 2013. "Modeling bilingual children's acquisition of complex sentences in German". 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin, DE, 31 Juli – 3 August 2013.
  34. Elma Kerz & Wiechmann, Daniel. 2013. "Learning cues for accurate L2 production: Determinants of clause order in complex sentences". 46th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. Split, HR 18–21 September 2013. 36 Elma Kerz & Wiechmann, Daniel. 2012. "Genre-specific properties of adverbial clauses in English academic writing and newspaper texts". 5th FLaRN Conference, Formulaic Language Research Network. Tilburg, NL, 28–30 März 2012.
  35. Elma Kerz & Steinfeld, Judith. 2012. "The acquisition of complex sentence constructions by bilingual preschool children". 35th International LAUD Symposium: Cognitive Psycholinguistics: Bilingualism, Cognition and Communication, Landau, DE, 26–29 März 2012.
  36. Elma Kerz & Wiechmann, Daniel. 2012. "Positioning of concessive adverbial clauses in English: Assessing the importance of discourse-pragmatic and processing-based constraints". 5th German Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Freiburg, DE, 10–12 Oktober 2012.
  37. Elma Kerz & Steinfeld, Judith. 2012. "The acquisition of complex sentence constructions by bilingual preschool children". 5th German Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Freiburg, DE, 10-12 Oktober 2012.
  38. Elma Kerz. 2012. "Concessive clauses in L2 academic writing". 5th German Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Freiburg, DE, 10-12 Oktober 2012.
  39. Elma Kerz & Roth, Markus. 2012. "Concessive and reason adverbial clauses in English academic writing: A multifactorial approach". 4th International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English. Osnabruück, DE, 19-23 Juli 2011.
  40. Elma Kerz. 2011. "Concessive adverbial clauses in L2 academic writing". Learner Corpus Research: '20 Years of Learner Corpus Research: Looking back, Moving forward'. Louvain la Neuve, BE, 15-17 September 2011.
  41. Elma Kerz. 2010. "How formulaic is the language of English print ads? Interdisciplinary Conference on Formulaic Language, 4th International FLaRN conference. Paderborn, DE, 23–26 März 2010.
  42. Elma Kerz. 2010. "Genre considerations in information packaging: A corpus-based study". ICAME 31: Corpus Linguistics and Variation in English. Giessen, 26–30 Mai 2010.
  43. Elma Kerz. 2010. "Questions in English print ads: A multifactorial analysis". 6th International Conference on Construction Grammar. Prague, CZ, 3–5 Oktober.
  44. Elma Kerz. 2010. "A usage-based constructionist approach to polar questions in English". 4th International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association. Bremen, DE, 7–9 Oktober 2010.
  45. Elma Kerz. 2010. "Competing factors in grammaticalization". 4th International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association. Bremen, DE, 7–9 Oktober 2010.
  46. Elma Kerz. 2010. "Grammaticalization and low-level schemas: Moving along the syntax-lexicon continuum". International Conference on Grammaticalization and (Inter)Subjectification. Brüssel, BE, 11–13 November 2010.
  47. Elma Kerz. 2009. "Grammaticalization of evidential constructions in English academic writing: A usage-based approach". Grammars in Construction(s), 3rd International AFLiCo Conference. Paris, FR, 27–29 Mai 2009.
  48. Elma Kerz. 2009. "Adjectival resultative constructions in English print advertisements: A corpus-based constructionist approach". Grammars in Construction(s), 3rd International AFLiCo Conference. Paris, FR, 27–29 Mai 2009.
  49. Elma Kerz. 2009. "Conceptualization of events in English academic texts: A Cognitive Grammar approach". 2nd Conference of the Swedish Association for Language and Cognition (SALC). Stockholm, SE, 10–12 Juni 2009.
  50. Elma Kerz. 2009. "High-frequency verbs in English print advertisements: A corpus-based constructionist approach". 3rd International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (ICLCE3), London, UK, 14–17 Juli 2009
  51. Elma Kerz. 2009. "Give your eyes the comfort they deserve: Imperative constructions in English print ads". Corpus Linguistics Conference. Liverpool, UK, 20–23 Juli 2009.
  52. Elma Kerz. 2009. "Flexible formulaic sequences in English academic writing". 3rd International Conference 'Grammar & Corpora'. Mannheim, DE, 22–24 September 2009.
  53. Elma Kerz. 2008. "Condensation strategies and information packaging in English academic texts". Inter- national Conference on Discourse and Grammar: Illocutionary force, information structure and subordination between discourse and grammar. Ghent, BE, 23–24 Mai 2008.
  54. Elma Kerz & Meyer, Paul Georg. 2008. "NP be found/shown/seen/observed to VINF: Grammaticalization of evidentiality in the register of academic writing?". New Reflections on Grammaticalization 4 Conference. Leuven, BE, 16–19 Juli 2008.
  55. Elma Kerz. 2008. "Register-specific partially lexically-filled constructions: A case study of the use of research verbs in academic texts". 3rd International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association. Leipzig, DE, 25–27 September 2008.
  56. Elma Kerz. 2007. "The cognitive and pragmatic motivations for the use of nominalizations in academic texts". International Conference 'Publishing and Presenting Research Internationally: Issues for Speakers of English as an Additional Language'. La Laguna, Tenerifa, ES, 11–13 Januar 2007.
  57. Elma Kerz & Haas, Florian. 2007. "The aim is to analyze NP: the function of prefabricated chunks in academic texts". UWM Linguistics Symposium on Formulaic Language. Milwaukee, WI, USA, 18–21 April 2007.
  58. Elma Kerz & Haas, Florian. 2006. "English verbs and constructions: two case studies and some implications for a constructionist approach to Grammatical structure". Directions in English Language Studies (DELS) Conference. Manchester, UK, 6–8 2006.
  59. Elma Kerz. 2006. "The interaction between register and constructional meaning: A case study of the use of constructions in the language of advertising". 2nd International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association, München, DE, 5–7 Oktober 2006.
  60. Elma Kerz. 2005. "A construction grammar approach to the analysis of lexicogrammatical patterns in academic texts". Phraseology 2005 conference. Lovain-la-Neuve, BE, 13–15 Oktober 2005.
  61. Elma Kerz. 2005. "Is the concept of entrenchment domain-specific?" 1st UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Brighton, UK, 23–25 Oktober 2005.
 

Organisation von Themensektionen auf internationalen Konferenzen

Zusammen mit Neal Snider (Nuance Communications), Daniel Wiechmann (RWTH Aachen) und Florian Jaeger (U Rochester, NY). Organisation der Themensektion Empirical Evaluations of Usage-Based Constructionist Models of Language Representation and Processing 2011 LSA Annual Meeting Organized Session, Pittsburgh, PA.