Teaching

Most of the courses I teach are closely connected to my research interests. This means I can incorporate recent studies in these different fields into my classes, but I also aim to help students at all levels of the BA and MA programs to develop their own research skills. Small-scale empirical research projects are often part of my classes, as they enable students to ask interesting and relevant research questions and develop and conduct their own studies. Students then learn more about particular linguistic phenomena but also practise important general skills like fact-based argumentation and evaluating the fit of data and methodology regarding a certain (research) objective.

Courses

This is a selection of the courses I teach at BA and MA level. Most of them take place at Bielefeld University, but I have also taught at the University of Potsdam and the University of Bonn.

  • Introduction to Sociolinguistics
  • Language and Power
  • Sociolinguistic and Pragmatic Aspects of Multilingualism
  • Introduction to Pragmatics
  • History of the English Language
  • Historical Sociolinguistics
  • From Warriors to Knights – Old and Middle English Language
  • Celtic Englishes
  • Language Acquisition and Multilingualism in the Context of World Englishes
  • Syntactic Variation in Dialects of English
  • Multilingual Britain
  • Pidgins & Creoles
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Morphology
  • Sociophonetics
  • Linguistic Theory
  • Corpus Linguistics