Alexander Onysko is Full Professor in English linguistics at Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt. Before taking up his position in Klagenfurt, he held an Associate Professorship in English linguistics at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and, from 2012 to 2015, he was Senior Researcher in multilingualism at EURAC (European Academy) in Bolzano. From 2006 to 2009, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher on an FWF-funded project on Late Modern English dialectology at the University of Innsbruck where he had also received his PhD in 2006. In addition, he held visiting professorships at the University of Hamburg (2008/2009), the University of Bochum (2009), the University of Innsbruck (2009/2010), and the University of Gothenburg (2014). His main research interests and publications are in the fields of World Englishes, Language Contact, Bi/Multilingualism, and Cognitive Linguistics. A particular focus of his work is on Māori bilingualism in Aotearoa New Zealand and its implications for English varieties spoken there.
Onysko, Alexander. 2016. Modeling world Englishes from the perspective of language contact. World Englishes 35 (2): 196–220.
Onysko, Alexander. 2016. Crosslinguistic influence on headedness of novel English compounds: Evidence from bilingual speakers of Te Reo Māori and English. STUF – Language Typology and Universals 69 (4): 471–494.
Onysko, Alexander. 2014. Figurative processes in meaning interpretation: A case study of novel English compounds. Yearbook of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association 2: 69-88.
Onysko, Alexander, Marcus Callies, and Eva Ogiermann. 2013. Gender variation of anglicisms in German: The influence of cognitive factors and regional varieties. Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics 49 (1): 103–136.
Onysko, Alexander and Esme Winter-Froemel. 2011. Necessary loans – luxury loans? Exploring the pragmatic dimension of borrowing. Journal of Pragmatics 43 (6): 1550–1567.
Degani, Marta and Alexander Onysko. 2010. Hybrid compounding in New Zealand English. World Englishes29 (2): 209–233.
Onysko, Alexander.2016. A note on the relation between cognitive linguistics and wordplay. In Crossing Languages to Play with Words: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Sebastian Knospe, Alexander Onysko, and Maik Goth (eds.). Berlin & New York: De Gruyter. 67–74.
Onysko, Alexander. 2015. Māori English on the background of cultural and linguistic contact in Aotearoa–New Zealand. In Contact and Conflict in English Studies. Coelsch-Foisner, Sabine and Herbert Schendl (eds.). Wien: Peter Lang. 33–56.
Stemle, Egon W. and Alexander Onysko. 2015. The role of transfer in automated L1 identification of English learner essays. In Transfer Effects in Multilingual Language Development. Peukert, Hagen (ed.). Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 297–321.
Onysko, Alexander and Marta Degani. 2014. Listening to a voice canoe: Differences in meaning association between Māori bilingual and Pākehā monolingual speakers. In He Hiringa, He Pūmanawa – Studies on the Māori Language: In Honour of Ray Harlow. Onysko, Alexander, Marta Degani, and Jeanette King (eds.). Wellington, NZ: Huia Publishers. 179–210.
Onysko, Alexander and Andreea S. Calude. 2014. Comparing the usage of Māori loans in spoken and written New Zealand English: A case study of Maori, Pakeha, and Kiwi. In New Perspectives on Lexical Borrowing: Onomasiological, Methodological, and Phraseological Innovations. Zenner, Eline and Gitte Kristiansen (eds.). Berlin & New York: De Gruyter. 143–170.
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