Juliane Elter’s dissertational research „On the Integration of Scandinavian Loan Verbs into Medieval English“ focuses on the argument structural impact of Old Norse on the English verb system during and after contact. This project investigates the changes to the argument structure of Old Norse verbal loans and their verb classes effected by their integration into English. In this context she delineates factors of close genealogical relationships between languages in contact like mutual intelligibility and cognates, which are especially relevant to this contact situation and its effect on structural changes in the verbal system.
In her research, she is interested in synchronic and diachronic syntax and semantics, language change and contact phenomena and in corpus linguistics.
She is a co-editor of Mannheim Papers in Multilingualism, Acquisition, and Change (MAPMAC).
W. Juliane Elter studied at the Goethe Universität in Frankfurt am Main and received a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics in 2015 and completed her Master of Arts in the programme “Language and Communication” at the University of Mannheim in 2018. During her studies she worked as a student research assistant at the Goethe University Frankfurt a.M, the Leibniz Institute for the German Language and the University of Mannheim.
Since October 2018, she is working as a research assistant at the chair for diachronic linguistics (Anglistics IV) at the University of Mannheim. Her role is in teaching and she takes part in the organisation and implementation of projects like the open access journal Mannheim Papers in Multilingualism, Acquisition, and Change (MAPMAC).
Since February 2019 she is a doctoral student in English linguistics and works on her project “On the Integration of Scandinavian Loan Verbs into Medieval English”. Since February 2020, she holds a doctoral scholarship from the Evangelische Studienwerk e.V.
Juliane Elter volunteers with WUMAN network for women* researchers.
In the autumn semester 2019 she taught the seminar “Linguistics: Variation & Change” for students of the Bachelor of Arts Current English Linguistics and Literary Studies. Since spring 2020 she teaches the seminar “Introduction to Diachronic Linguistics” for Bachelor of Education students. Her teaching focus is on blended learning, flipped classroom, and collaborative learning. In teaching she also utilizes the Toolbox Anglistics IV developed at this chair.
In September 2021 Juliane Elter completed the didactical training of the Center for Higher Education Didactics Baden-Württemberg gaining their Higher Education Didactic Certificate. In her final project she reworked the seminar “Introduction to Diachronic Linguistics” in a flipped-classroom format. She focussed on applicability for online and classroom teaching, encouraging collaborative learning and balancing guided and self-guided methods.