research interests (selection, in alphabetical order)

  • -
  • applied linguistics (including language and education, language teaching and learning, second language acquisition, intercultural communication, mediated communication and media competence, and language for specific purposes, particularly English in aviation contexts)
  • -
  • contact linguistics
  • -
  • electronically mediated / computer-mediated communication (EMC/CMC)
  • -
  • pragmatics (particularly in EMC and concerning pragmatic variation)
  • -
  • variational linguistics / sociolinguistics
  • -

current projects (selection)

  • -
  • language use in internet-based and other electronically-mediated environments
  • -
  • English in aviation contexts ("Aviation English")
  • -
  • variational pragmatics (with a focus on naturally-occurring language)
  • -
  • varieties of English as a challenge in 21st century English teaching and learning
  • -
  • "English in Namibia or Namibian English(es)" (in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Anne Schröder, Bielefeld University, and Dr. Sarah Buschfeld and Dr. Alexander Kautzsch, Regensburg University)
  • -
  • additional small-scale projects
  • -

 

 

 

Universität Bayreuth -