Teaching and Exams

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I teach two lecture courses every year:

  • Introduction to English Linguistics (with a focus on morphology, semantics, phonetics, phonology, and syntax), and
  • Varieties of English (with a focus on the history of the English Language and the sociolinguistics of English; have a look at my Online Sociolinguistics Exercises, which I use in this class.)

I also teach a small number of introductory and advanced seminar courses every year. For example, I have taught the following courses in previous years:

    • Advanced Sociolinguistics: Language Attitudes and Perceptions
    • Advanced Sociolinguistics: Language Variation and Change
    • Advanced Sociolinguistics: Accents and Dialects in Britain
    • Advanced Sociolinguistics: Language and Gender
    • Introduction to Psycholinguistics
    • Intercultural Communication
    • Phonetics and Phonology

Students interested in taking one of my classes should know that I stress student involvement and resource variety by using audio, video, and textual stimuli in addition to online exercises and online reading quizzes. I also prioritise teaching research skills (e.g. questionnaire design, data collection, statistical analysis), as these are crucial for student employability in the future. My seminar courses are research-based, and I have recently published a methods book, very much with the student reader in mind: Doing Sociolinguistics: A Practical Guide to Data Collection and Analysis (co-authored with Miriam Meyerhoff, University of Wellington, NZ, and Laurel MacKenzie, New York University, US).

I am authorised to conduct final oral exams at all academic levels. If you are a student and would like to find out more about the examination procedure in the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Salzburg, please consult this document for the old diploma exam or this document for the MA in Linguistics/Language Sciences and the MA Lehramt English.