Lindsay Preseau

Lindsay Preseau

PhD Candidate

ldpres@berkeley.edu

Office: 5409 Dwinelle

Academia.edu: https://berkeley.academia.edu/LindsayPreseau

Lindsay Preseau is a graduate student in Germanic Linguistics. She received her BA in Linguistics with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from the University of Michigan in 2011. She has also studied at Stockholm University, and received her MA from UC Berkeley in 2013. Lindsay’s main research interests lie in language contact and change in the Germanic languages and beyond, with a particular focus on multilingualism and migration. Though German, English, and Swedish are her main languages of inquiry, she is also interested in minor Germanic varieties (both modern and historical) and what they can tell us about the evolution of the family as a whole. She has been involved in the Bay Area German Project and served as co-organizer of the 2014 Graduate Student Conference. After finishing her dissertation fieldwork as a fellow of the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies in Fall 2016, Lindsay is now completing her dissertation project entitled "Kiezdeutsch, Kiezenglisch": The Role of English in German Multilingual/-ethnic Speech Communities

Publications

  • Preseau, Lindsay.  “We Speak Görlienglisch”: The Role of English in Multilingual/- ethnic German Youth Speech Communities. In: Youth Languages: Current Perspectives of International Research. Ed. Arne Ziegler. (Forthcoming, September 2017)
  • Preseau, Lindsay "Ambipoisitions in Early Middle English and Beyond: Chaucer’s Archaic English Syntax," Interdisciplinary Journal for Germanic Linguistics and Semiotic Analysis (in press).

  • Co-author with Rauch, Irmengard, Alex Estes, Michael Fragomeni, Carolyn Hawkshaw, Chris Little, Stephanie Peltner, and Christine Vais. BAG XIII: On Laughter: German and English Jokes. Interdisciplinary Journal for Germanic Linguistics and Semiotic Analysis 19, 2: 143- 171. 2015.

  • Preseau, Lindsay. Review of Kiezdeutsch: Ein neuer Dialekt ensteht, by Heike Wiese. TRANSIT. 2013. (electronic journal). http://transit.berkeley.edu/2013/preseau/

  • Co-author with Rauch, Irmengard, Justin Farwell, Michael Fragomeni, Carolyn Hawkshaw, Mary Ellen Leblanc, Christ Little, Stephanie Pelter, and Michael St. Clair. BAG XII: German Netspeak/Textspeak. Interdisciplinary Journal for Germanic Linguistics and Semiotic Analysis 18, 2: 101-127. 2013.

Recent Presentations:
  • Kein Englisch, Kein Schwörerdeutsch: The Effect of Language Ideologies and Policies on the Refugee Experience" 40th Annual German Studies Association Conference, San Diego, CA, September 29-October 2nd, 2016.

  • "Kiezenglisch? The Role of English in Germany Urban Youth Varieties" 8th International Conference on Youth Language, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria, May 25-28, 2016.
  • "Acquiring a Multiethnolect: Kiezdeutsch meets the Refugee Crisis" 22nd Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference, University of Iceland, May 20-22 2016.
  • "'In Germany they say they gangsta': The Role of English in Multiethnic/lingual German Speech Communities" Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable, University of California Berkeley, CA, April 1-2 2016.
  • "Ambipositions in Old English and Beyond: Chaucer's Archaic English Syntax" Biennial Conference on the Diachrony of English, Troyes, France, July 6, 2015.
  • “Systematicity in Middle Dutch Non-Canonical Subjects” Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable, University of California Berkeley, CA, April 4, 2014.
  • “The Irreducable Sign: NSM and Germanic Modal Particles” Semiotic Circle of California, University of California, Berkeley, CA, January 26, 2013.
  • “BAG XIII: On Laughter: German and English Jokes” Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable, University of California, Berkeley, CA, April 4, 2014 (with Alex Estes, Michael Fragomeni, Carolyn Hawkshaw, Chris Little, Stephanie Peltner, and Christine Vais).
  • “BAG XII: German Netspeak/Textspeak” Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable, University of California, Berkeley, CA, March 23, 2012 (with Michael Fragomeni, Carolyn Hawkshaw, Mary Ellen Leblanc, Chris Little, Stephanie Peltner, and Michael St. Clair).

Recent Courses

German 1G/2G: German for Reading Knowledge - Fall 2017
German R5B: 'Language, Thought, and Culture' - Spring 2015, Spring 2017
German R5A: 'Of Men and Gods: Kinship, Heroism, and Fate in the Viking Age' - Fall 2014
German 4 (Intermediate German II) - Spring 2014
German 3 (Intermediate German I) – Fall 2013, Summer 2014, Summer 2017
German 2 (Elementary German I) – Spring 2013
German 1 (Elementary German I) – Fall 2012

Research Areas

Germanic Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Language Contact, Historical Linguistics, Syntax, Typology, Variation, Multilingualism