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Degrees and Education

February 2015

Doctoral Degree

Chemnitz University of Technology
Anglistik/Amerikanistik
Ph.D. Thesis:
"Mainland Canadian English in Newfoundland:
The Canadian Shift in Urban Middle–Class St. John's"
Grade: Summa cum Laude (0.0)
Award: "Best Ph.D. Thesis in 2015"

September 2008

Magister Artium

Chemnitz University of Technology
English Language and Linguistics
M.A. Thesis:
"Phonology and African American English:
Phonological Peculiarities in Rap Lyrics"
Grade: 1.2 (excellent)

2001 - 2008

Student

of English and American Studies, Intercultural Communication & Psychology
at Chemnitz University of Technology

09 - 11/2007

Internship as Translator

North Dakota State University Library, Fargo, ND, USA
Germans from Russia Heritage Collection

2005 - 2006

Semester Abroad

Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands

2003

Latin Proficiency Certificate

Chemnitz University of Technology

1997-1998

High School Student Exchange

EF Foundation, Bismarck, ND, USA

Academic Employment

2009 - present

Lecturer and Researcher

Chemnitz University of Technology
Dep. of English and American Studies
English Language and Linguistics

2010 - 2018

Coordinator of the Departmental Exchange Program

Chemnitz University of Technology
Dep. of English and American Studies
English Language and Linguistics

2008 - 2009

Teacher of English, Data Processing and Vocational Training

Sehförderzentrum Berufsbildunswerk Chemnitz gGmbH
Vocational School, Internationaler Bund

2006 - 2008

Freelance Teacher of English

Foneta GbR, Chemnitz

2003 - 2007

Private Tutor of English and Latin

ABACUS, Chemnitz


Administrative Tasks

2017 - present
Member of the Ethics Committee at the School of Arts and Humanities

2017 - present
Member of the Appointments Committee for the Junior Professorship TESOL

2015 - present
Assistant Editor of the semestral Commented Course Catalog 

2014 - present
Deputy Curriculum Planer

2012 - present
Representative of the non-professorial staff at the Dep. of English and American Studies
Member of the Institutsrat

2012 - present
Webmaster for the Dep. of English and American Studies

2010 - 2018
Deputy Coordinator of the Departmental Exchange Program



Professional Associations and Memberships

  • SERIES ADVISOR - Researching English and Applied Linguistics
  • REVIEWER - Discourse and Interaction
  • ANGLISTENVERBAND 
  • EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF ENGLISH - ESSE

Teaching Experience

Classes

Winter Term 2018/19
S Intercultural and Digital English World-Wide (MA1)
S Research Colloquium (MA3)

Summer Term 2018
S Research Seminar English Linguistics (BA6)
S Qualitative and Quantitative Digital Research Methods (MA2)

Winter Term 2017/18 
S Intercultural and Digital English World-Wide (MA1)
S Native and Non-Native English Language Systems (MA3)

Summer Term 2017
S Research Seminar English Linguistics (BA6)
S Qualitative and Quantitative Digital Research Methods (MA2)

Winter Term 2016/17
S English Variation World-Wide (MA1)
S Research Colloquium (MA3)

Summer Term 2016
S Research Seminar English Linguistics (BA6)
S Advanced Research Methods (MA2)

Winter Term 2015/16
S Research Colloquium (MA3)

Summer Term 2015
S eLearning (CALL; MA2)
S Translation Theory and Technologies (MA2)
L History of the English Language and Culture (BA3)

Winter Term 2014/15
S Using and Learning English World-Wide (MA1)

Summer Term 2014
S U.S. Varieties of English (BA4)
S Translation Theory & Technologies (MA2)

Summer Term 2013
S. U.S. Urban Black English and the Rap Game: Lexis, Phonology & Morphosyntax (BA4)

Winter Term 2012/13
S Corpus Linguistics (BA3)

Summer Term 2012
S Semantics (BA2)

Winter Term 2011/12
S Using and Learning English World-Wide (MA1)

Summer Term 2011
S Sociolinguistics (BA4)

Winter Term 2010/11
S Sociolinguistics (BA3)

Summer Term 2010
S Phonetics and Phonology (BA2)

Winter Term 2009/2010
T Applied Linguistics

Supervision and Evaluation

Academic Advisor - Ph.D. Theses
Jacinta Edusei
Hedging in Advanced Users' of English in Ghana

Dana Ebermann
Invective Language

Adeiza Isiaka
Ebira English in Nigerian Supersystems: Inventory and Variation

Dunlop Ochieng
Indirect Influence of English on Kiswahili: The Case of Multiword Duplicates between Kiswahili and English

Academic Supervisor - M.A. Theses
Sarah Reader
Vowel Systematicity in North American English and the Northern Cities Vowel Shift 

Shirin Amiri
The Use of Lexical Hedges in Academic Writings by Iranian EFL Learners

Anne Klante
Singing Phrasal Verbs?

Nastaran Harati
Influence of Turkish as a Mother Tonge on Pronunciation of Turkish EFL Learners: /a:/ and Silent /w/

Anna Paul
Collecting and Analysing Mixed English-German Gamer Language

Liu Zijing
Learning English Verb Tenses: A Study on Negative Transfer by Chinese College Students

Sven Albrecht
Corpus-Linguistic and Cognitive Approaches to Determiner Usage in Chinese Student Writing Testing the Fluctuation Hypothesis

Tobias Röhner
Intrusive Vowels in Korean English - Comparing Different Levels of Spontaneity

Vanessa Drexler
The California Vowel Shift in Southern California: Bringing Clarity to the KITs and DRESSes

Academic Supervisor - B.A. Theses
Anna Schidjusowa
The usage of articles by Russian learners of English

Gabriela Cosmina Djele Tchokouako
Can Cameroonian Master Students Do CARS?

Michelle Klein
Using eye-tracking methodologies to recognize advanced learners' English features: Chinese students compared

Julia Ehmann
American English Expressions vs. British English Expressions in Canadian Twitter Messages

Academic Referee - M.A. Theses
Lydia Walther
Britische Dialekte im Film: Authentische Darstellung oder Charakter- bzw. Hintergrundinformationen? Eine Studie des Nordostenglischen bezogen auf den Film: Billy Elliot – I Will Dance

Madeleine Purfürst
WORD SOUND POWER. Eine Untersuchung von kultureller Identität im Sprachverhalten am Beispiel von jamaikanischer Reggae-Musik

Sven Metzler
Wahrnehmung – Werkzeug – Dialekt:
Eine empirische Analyse laienlinguistischer Sprachraumkompetenz

Sviatlana Karatkova
Article Use in EFL Writing by Russian Native Speakers.  A Corpus-based Analysis of
Argumentative Student Essays 

Diana Gerhardt
Assessing the Auditory and Acoustic Status of /t/ in three Varieties of African Englishes: 
The Case of Tanzanian, Ghanaian and Black South African English 

Caroline Zemke
’English in the International University’ -  
An Empirical Study on the Significance and Use of English Among TUC Students 

Jennifer Zschocke
Lexical Cohesion in Cameroon Student Writing: A Corpus-Supported Analysis

Academic Referee - B.A. Theses
Claudia Tröger
‘Auld wee craic, sláinte!‘  Students‘ Reactions to British “National” Accents in Films 

Elis Ahmedova
Hedging in Academic Writing of Turkish EFL Students and L1 Students:  A Comparison of Usage and Frequencies of Hedges in Turkish EFL and L1 Students’ Essay and Gender-preferential Usage and Frequencies of Hedges in Turkish EFL Students’ Essays 

Sara Triebler
Damn it! An online study about the swear words usage by men and women

Nadja Raddatz
‘May I please have some candy?’ vs. ‘Gimme some candy!’  A Case Study of Politeness in Children’s Requests 

Anne Bonneschky
Anglizismen in der Automobilbranche – Linguistische Untersuchungen zur Selbstdarstellung im Internet und in der Werbung

Eugen Wegmann
Compiling a Modern Multimedia Corpus -   The Special Case of Rage Comics 

Anne Klante
?#@*&%! You Call Them Swearwords, I Call Them Sentence Enchanters

Address

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09112 Chemnitz


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