Dr David Schönthal

Dr David Schönthal

Research Associate

School of English, Communication and Philosophy

Email:
schonthald1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4840
Location:
1.12, John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

I am a part-time Research Associate in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy, working on linguistic predictors of Alzheimer's disease with Prof. Alison Wray and Dr. Andy Buerki.

I am also currently co-editor of the forthcoming Cambridge University Handbook for Systemic Functional Linguistics, together with Geoff Thompson, Wendy L. Bowcher, and Lise Fontaine.

I completed my PhD at the Centre for Language and Communication Research of Cardiff University in October 2016.

Publications

Fontaine, L. & D. Schönthal. Forthcoming. ‘Below the clause: groups and phrases.’ In G. Thompson, W. Bowcher, L. Fontaine, J. Liang & D. Schönthal (eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

Education and qualifications

  • 2016: PhD in Language and Communication Research. Cardiff University, UK.
  • 2015: Associate Fellow Certificate of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
  • 2013: MA in Language and Communication Research. Cardiff University, UK.
  • 2011: BA in English and German Literature and Linguistics. Berne University, Switzerland.

Career overview

  • 2017 - present: Research Associate for Prof. Alison Wray and Dr. Andy Buerki, working on linguistic predictors of Alzheimer's disease, Cardiff University, UK.
  • 2017 - present: Research Associate for Dr. Lise Fontaine and Dr. Katy Jones, working on typicality, metonymy, and reference, Cardiff University, UK.
  • 2016 - 2017: Teacher/lecturer, Centre for Language and Communication Research, Cardiff University, UK.
  • 2014 - 2016: Postgraduate Tutor, Centre for Language and Communication Research, Cardiff University, UK.
  • 2009 - 2011: Tutor, Centre for English Literature and Linguistics, Berne University, Switzerland.

Professional memberships

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AfHEA)

Speaking engagements

Title: Empirical evidence of the textual metafunction in the use of English type-noun constructions.

27th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference in Salamanca, Spain. 29 June to 1 July 2017.

Title: Empirical evidence for different experiential categories of of-NPs in expert and non-expert sorting strategies.

26th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference in Salzburg, Austria. 13-15 July 2016.

Title: The cohesive landscape of English of-NPs: A co-textual analysis.

42nd International Systemic Functional Linguistics Congress in Aachen, Germany. 27-31 July 2015.

Title: Identifying of-NP constructions: A qualitative corpus approach

8th International Conference on Construction Grammar in Osnabrück, Germany. 3-6 September 2014.

Modules taught

  • 2016 - 2017: Functions of Language. Module leader. Undergraduate Year 3, Cardiff University.
  • 2016 - 2017: Words & Meaning. Module leader. Undergraduate Year 2, Cardiff University.
  • 2016 - 2017: Language and the Mind. Module leader. Undergraduate Year 1, Cardiff University.
  • 2016 - 2017: Language Description. Module leader. Postgraduate MA, Cardiff University.
  • 2014 - 2016: Introduction to Language. Postgraduate tutor. Undergraduate Year 1, Cardiff University.
  • 2013 - 2015: Introduction to Language and Society. Postgraduate tutor. Undergraduate Year 1, Cardiff University.
  • 2010 - 2011: Introduction to Linguistics. Tutor. Undergraduate Year 1, Berne University, Switzerland.
  • 2009 - 2010: Syntax & Semantics. Tutor. Undergraduate Year 2 & 3, Berne University, Switzerland.

Qualifications

  • Associate Fellow Certificate of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Research positions

  • 2017 - present: Research Associate for Prof. Alison Wray and Dr. Andy Buerki, working on linguistic predictors of Alzheimer's disease. Cardiff University, UK.
  • 2017 - present: Research Associate for Dr. Lise Fontaine and Dr. Katy Jones, working on typicality, metonymy, and reference. Cardiff University, UK

Research interests

My main interests in linguistics lie in the fields of grammar and semantics. Particularly, I am interested in taking a multi-method approach to complex English noun phrases, combining elements of construction grammar, systemic functional linguistics, conceptual blending theory, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, cognitive linguistics, as well as psycholinguistics.