TEACHING

Main areas of research (and supervision):

  • Second language acquisition
    - e.g. the interplay of cognitive, socio-affective, linguistic, and instructional factors
    at play in early second language acquisition
    - e.g. age and aging as explanatory factors of differences in L2 acquisition (such
    as effects of an earlier vs. later starting age in school contexts; additional
    language learning in the third age)
    - e.g. intra-individual variation in L2 development from psycholinguistic and
    sociolinguistic perspectives
    - e.g. theoretical and methodical challenges for empirical research, in particular
    causal and mechanism theories of explanation as a means of satisfying a
    psychological need as well as of contributing to explaining prediction, control,
    and other dimensions of research

  • Foreign language (especially EFL) learning
    - e.g. bilingual education (CLIL, immersion)
    - e.g. contextual factors such as family circumstance, classroom effects, and demographic changes
    - e.g. EFL in the digital age, such as the use of domestic technologies and L2 learning software

  • Psycholinguistics
    - e.g. dyslexia and additional language learning (incl. the development of learning software)
    - e.g. aphasia in young adults in school settings

  • Multilingualism
    - e.g. effects of L1 literacy and biliteracy
    - e.g. the bilingual (cognitive) advantage
    - e.g. migration backgrounds
    - e.g. the role bidialectalism in L2 learning
    - e.g. identity construction in cross-cultural couples

  • Contrastive linguistics (German/English)

  • Grammaticalization from a cognitive perspective (e.g. psycholinguistic mechanisms driving language change)

 

 

Doctoral programs

 

Summer 2021: International BaTEG Summer School, Bamberg, Germany ("Multilingualism in the Classroom", 23-24 September 2021 (https://www.uni-bamberg.de/zlb/k-r/bateg/zlb-k-r-bateg-zlb-k-r-bateg-summer-
school/

 

Summer 2021: LOT Summer School 2021, KU Leuven, June 28-July 9, 2021 (https://lotschool.nl/events/lot-summer-school-2021/)

 

Winter 2019: PhD program on "Learning, teaching and assessment of Swedish and English: Multilingualism as an asset and a challenge" (University of Stockholm, Sweden)

 

Fall 2018: DissertantInnenseminar (research seminar for doctoral students), doctoral school "Linguistics: Contact, variation, change" (University of Salzburg)

 

Summer 2017: EUROMEC Jean Monnet Summer School on "European Identity, Culture, Exchanges and Multilingualism", Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (10-15 July, 2017)

 

Core linguistics (focus on English)

 

“Introduction to English Linguistics” (lecture, University of Salzburg, spring 2019, spring 2020)

 

“Morphosyntax and experimental studies in English linguistics” (BA seminar, University of Salzburg, spring 2018, spring 2019, spring 2020)

 

“Formulaic language and the lexicon” (BA seminar, University of Salzburg, spring 2017, fall 2020, fall 2021)

 

"Introduction to Linguistics I/II" (BA seminar, University of Zurich, 2006-2015)

Co-teaching of the lecture “Introduction to Linguistics I/II” (including topics such as morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, first and second language acquisition, neurolinguistics, historical linguistics, language & politics) (University of Zurich, 2006-2015)

Second Language Acquisition

 

“Sprachenlernen im Erwachsenenalter” (MA seminar in collaboration with the Uni 55-PLUS, fall 2021)

 

“Individual differences in SLA: Inter- and intra-learner variation” (MA seminar, University of Salzburg, fall 2019, fall 2020)

 

“Second language acquisition, learning and development” (lecture, University of Salzburg, fall 2019)

 

“Language learning across the lifespan” (MA seminar, University of Salzburg, fall 2016, spring 2019)

 

“The age factor in Second Language Acquisition” (MA seminar, University of Zurich, spring 2015)

 

“Theoretical Perspectives in Second Language Acquisition” (University of Applied Sciences, Konin, Poland,
fall 2014)

 

“Topics in Second Language Acquisition” (University of Applied Sciences, Konin, Poland, fall 2014)

 

“Chunking – Acquisition and use of formulaic language” (BA seminar, University of Zurich, spring 2012)

 

“Second Language Acquisition” (BA seminar, University of Zurich, spring 2010)

 

 

Multilingualism

 

“Multilingualism and multiculturalism” (lecture, University of Salzburg, fall 2017, fall 2018, fall 2020)

 

“Prefabricated speech across time, speakers and cultures” (BA seminar, University of Salzburg, spring 2018)

 

“Multilingualism – Synchronic and diachronic perspectives” (lecture, University of Zurich, fall 2013)

 

 

Neurolinguistics

 

“Introduction to Neurolinguistics: Language and the brain in theory and practice” (MA seminar, University
of Salzburg, fall 2019)

 

“Syntax and/in the brain” (BA seminar, University of Zurich, fall 2011)

 

 

Cognitive linguistics and psycholinguistics

 

“The psychology of language” (BA seminar, University of Salzburg, fall 2017, fall 2018, spring 2021)

 

“Speech and language disorders” (MA seminar, University of Salzburg, fall 2020)

 

“Psycholinguistic perspectives on SLA I” (University of Applied Sciences, Konin, Poland, fall 2015)

 

“Psycholinguistic perspectives on SLA II” (University of Applied Sciences, Konin, Poland, spring 2016)

 

“Language and memory” (BA seminar, University of Zurich, fall 2010)

 

“Psycholinguistics” (BA seminar, University of Zurich, fall 2009)

 

 

English language teaching (ELT)

 

“Teaching intercultural communication” (BA seminar, University of Salzburg, fall 2017)

 

“Pedagogy with a special focus on SLA” (lecture, State School of Higher Professional Education, Konin,
Poland, fall 2015)

 

“Second language learning and teaching” (lecture, University of Zurich, fall 2012)

 

 

Sociolinguistics

 

“Language and identity” (BA seminar, University of Salzburg, fall 2016, fall 2019, fall 2021)

 

“Language – communication – culture” (lecture, University of Salzburg, fall 2017)

 

“Language and age: Exploring youth language” (University of Zurich, spring 2011)

 

 

Historical linguistics

 

“The mind behind language change” (MA seminar, University of Salzburg, spring 2018, spring 2020)

 

 

Statistics and methodology

 

“Generalized additive modeling” (PhD workshop, University of Salzburg, 21/11/2019)

 

“Introduction to linear/logit mixed-effects regression modelling – the conceptual and the techy side of the coin” (PhD workshop, University of Salzburg, 2/5/2019)

 

“Dissertanten*innen-Seminar” (MA seminar, University of Salzburg, spring 2019, spring 2020, spring 2021)

 

“Research methodology in SLA” (MA seminar, University of Salzburg, spring 2017, spring 2018; University of Zurich, spring 2013)

 

“Empirical psycholinguistic research” (MA seminar, University of Zurich, fall 2013)

  

​“Foreign language learning in research practice” (MA seminar, University of Zurich, fall 2014)

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