Bernd Kortmann - Selected publications#

Monographs (selection; total: 4)
  • Kortmann, B. 1997. Adverbial Subordination. A Typology and History of Adverbial Subordinators Based on European Languages. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. (5 reviews)
  • Kortmann, B. 1991. Free Adjuncts and Absolutes in English: Problems of Control and Interpretation. London/New York: Routledge. (4 reviews)

Edited volumes (selection; total: 13)
  • Kortmann, B./K. Lunkenheimer, eds. 2012. The Mouton World Atlas of Variation in English. Berlin/New York: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • Kortmann, B./B. Szmrecsanyi, eds. 2012. Linguistic Complexity: Second Language Acquisition, Indigenization, Contact. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter. (2 reviews)
  • Kortmann, B./J. van der Auwera, eds. 2011. The Languages and Linguistics of Europe: A Comprehensive Guide. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. (3 reviews)
  • Kortmann, B./Edgar Schneider in collab. with Kate Burridge/Raj Mesthrie/Clive Upton, eds. 2004. A Handbook of Varieties of English. 2 vols + 1 CD-ROM. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. (11 reviews)

Online publication (open access):
  • Kortmann, B./K. Lunkenheimer, eds. 2013. The electronic World Atlas of Varieties of English 2.0. [eWAVE 2.0]. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.

Articles (selection from last 5 years; total 2009-2013: 25; overall total articles: 90)
  • Kortmann, B. 2013. "How powerful is geography as an explanatory factor of variation? Areal features in the Anglophone world." In: P. Auer/M. Hilpert/A. Stukenbrock/B. Szmrecsanyi, eds. Space in Language and Linguistics: Geographical, Interactional, and Cognitive Perspectives. Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter. 165-194.
  • Kortmann, B. 2012. "Typology and typological change in English historical linguistics." In: T. Nevalainen/Elizabeth Traugott, eds. The Oxford Handbook of the History of English. New York: Oxford University Press. 605-621.
  • Kortmann, B./B. Szmrecsanyi. 2011. "Parameters of Morphosyntactic Variation in World Englishes: Prospects and Limitations of Searching for Universals." In: P. Siemund, ed. Linguistic Universals and Language Variation. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 257-283.
  • Kortmann, B. 2010. "Areal Variation in Syntax." In: P. Auer/J.E. Schmidt, eds. Language and Space: An International Handbook of Linguistic Variation. Vol 1: Theories and Methods. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 837-864.
  • Szmrecsanyi, B./B. Kortmann. 2009. "Between Simplification and Complexification: Non-standard Varieties of English Around the World." In: G. Sampson/D. Gil/P. Trudgill, eds. Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 64-79.

Scientific impact metrics:

These are still fairly unreliable for the Humanities and the Social Sciences, but for what it's worth: using the Harzing methodology ( for calculating the H-index and the G-index, the relevant scores for Bernd Kortmann are:

H-index: 21
G-index: 39
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