Dr. Morana Lukač

wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
in der Sprachwissenschaft

I am a postdoc and lecturer (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) in English linguistics. I teach courses on a variety of topics such as sociolinguistics, the language of social media, language ideologies and attitudes, and corpus linguistics. My courses engage in dialogue with various fields while addressing how current social developments are intertwined with linguistic research. I welcome the opportunity to collaborate with students, researchers, and organizations whose research focuses on discursive identity construction. My current research focuses on moving past (linguistic) gender binaries and the language of mental health.

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Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Since 03/2022
Lecturer and postdoctoral researcher in English Linguistics at Rostock University

10/2020 – 03/2022
Lecturer and postdoctoral researcher in English Linguistics at Greifswald University

08/2018 – 08/2020
Lecturer in Linguistics at Leiden University

10/2014 – 12/2014
Guest researcher at Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg

01/2013 – 03/2013
Guest researcher at Lancaster University

09/2012 – 11/2018
Doctoral researcher in Linguistics at Leiden University
PhD: Grassroots prescriptivism
Member of the research project Bridging the Unbridgeable: Linguistics, Prescriptivists and the General Publichttps://bridgingtheunbridgeable.com/

09/2011 – 09/2012
Lecturer in Linguistics at University of Zadar

10/2011 – 03/2012
Exchange student at Otto Friedrich University of Bamberg

09/2009 – 07/2012
Joint MA degree in English and American Studies at University ofKarl Franzens University of Graz

07/2004 – 07/2009
Gymnasiallehramt for the subjects English and Philosophy at University of Osijek

Research Interests

Research Interests

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language variation and change
  • Language attitudes and ideologies
  • Online communities
  • Discourse analysis


(with Theresa Heyd). (in press). Grassroots prescriptivism. In J. Beal, M. Lukač & R. Straaijer (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Prescriptivism. Routledge.
(with Adrian Stenton) (in press). Copy editors, (not) all alike. In J. Beal, M. Lukač & R. Straaijer (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Prescriptivism. Routledge.

(with Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade). Attitudes to flat adverbs and English usage advice. In S. Jansen and L. Siebers (Ed.), Processes of Change in English - Studies in (Historical) Sociolinguistics(pp.159–82). John Benjamins.

Grassroots prescriptivism [Doctoral dissertation, Leiden University]. LOT, Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics.
Grassroots Prescriptivism: An analysis of individual speakers’ efforts in maintaining the standard language ideology. English Today, 34(4). https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/english-today/article/grassroots-prescriptivism/1AAA77010004E1C2FCB09F149494D0B2
What is the difference between ‘thus’ and ‘thusly’. E-rea,15(2). https://journals.openedition.org/erea/6152

From usage guides to language blogs. In Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade (Ed.), English Usage Guides: History, Advice, Attitudes (pp. 107–26). Oxford University Press..

Grammar Advice in the Age of Web 2.0: Introducing the new (and keeping the old) language authorities. English Today,32(2), 2–3. doi:10.1017/S0266078416000134
Linguistic prescriptivism in letters to the editor. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development,37(3), 1–13. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01434632.2015.1068790

Apostrophe(’)s, who needs them? English Today,30(3), 3–4. doi:10.1017/S0266078414000200
From usage guides to Wikipedia. Re-contextualizing the discourse on language use. In Marina Bondi, Silvia Cacchiani und Davide Mazzi (Eds.), Discourse In and Through the Media: Recontextualizing and Reconceptualizing Expert Discourse(pp.315–50). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

(with Višnja Pavičić Takač). How word choice matters: An analysis of adjective-noun collocations in a corpus of learner essays. Jezikoslovlje, 14(2–3), 385–402. https://hrcak.srce.hr/112232

Down to the bone: A corpus-based critical discourse analysis of pro-eating disorder blogs. Jezikoslovlje, 12(2), 187–209. https://hrcak.srce.hr/clanak/112745
Germany's Recognition of Croatia and Slovenia: Portrayal of the Events in the British and the US Press. AV Akademikerverlag.



Sommersemester 2023

Übung - Fundamentals of Grammar
Proseminar - The Language of Narratives

Wintersemester 2022/23

Grundkurs - English Linguistics: An Introduction
Hauptseminar - Language and Gender

Sommersemester 2022

Grundkurs - Fundamentals of Grammar
Proseminar - Sociolinguistics in the Digital Age