Katerina Somers

Credentials: German

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: kisomers@wisc.edu

Office Number: 842 Van Hise Hall

Language: German, Old High German, Old Saxon, Gothic, Old English

Research/Language Interests: Historical linguistics, syntactic and morphosyntactic change in Germanic, orality and literacy in early medieval Europe, early Germanic verse.

About Me: Much of my research so far has focused on the syntax and morphosyntax of early Germanic, in particular Old High German and Old Saxon. My current book project is a corpus-driven, philologically sensitive analysis of ninth-century German clause structure. In addition to teaching courses in historical linguistics and early Germanic languages and culture, I will enjoy offering courses on gender and language, the dialects of German and linguistics and poetry.

• University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D. in Germanic Linguistics (2007)
• University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.A. in German (2003)
• University of Chicago, M.A. in History (2000)
• University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A. in German and Political Science (1998)