Katharina v. Elbwart

Dr. Katharina von Elbwart

Department of Anglophone Studies
Universitätsstr. 12
45141 Essen/Germany
E-mail: katharina.elbwart@uni-due.de 

"To speak a language is to take on a world, a culture." (Frantz Fanon 1952)

CV 

since May 2019

Adjunct lecturer, General Linguistics and Varieties of English, University of Duisburg-Essen

Teacher trainee (Referendariat für das Lehramt an Berufskollegs), HBBK Marl

2014-2019

Research assistant (wiss. MA), General Linguistics and Varieties of English, University of Duisburg-Essen

2018 Visiting scholar, English Department at Fort Hays State University, Kansas, USA
2013-2014 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, USA
2010-2011 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, USA

Education

Sept. 2019 PhD in Linguistics, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Dec. 2015 Certificate in German as a Foreign/Second Language (DaZ/DaF), BAMF, Germany
August 2014 Master of Arts in Linguistics, Florida Atlantic University, USA
August 2014 Certificate in SLA and TESOL, Florida Atlantic University, USA
June 2013 First State Exams in English, German, Economics (Teaching degree for vocational schools)

Awards/fellowships

2016 Innovations in Teaching Award (Innovationspreis der Lehre), ZHQE, UDE
2014 Recognition as the best graduate of the year 2014, UDE, ZfL
2013 Fellowship awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
2010 Fellowship awarded by the Federation of German-American Clubs (VDAC)

Areas of interest and research

Folk linguistics & language regard World Englishes
Sociolinguistics Language ideologies
First and second language acquisition Foreign language teaching & learning
Language and migration Teaching varieties of English

Recent academic activities

von Elbwart, K. (under review). A View from the Sunshine State: Mapping Perceptions and Language Ideologies in Florida. In P. Ronan and E. Ziegler (eds). Language, Migration and Identity. Oxford: Peter Lang.

von Elbwart, K., Burovikinha, V., Winter, K. (under review). Wer Jubiläen feiert, erinnert sich. In H. Cölfen, K. Helmer & G. Herchert (eds). Aller Ehre werth und nicht leicht zu ersetzen: Feste, Feiern, Jubiläen. Duisburg: Univ.-Verl. Rhein-Ruhr.

von Elbwart, K. (2020). Language regard in the Sunshine State. Floridian perspectives on language ideologies and linguistic variation. WVT: Trier.

'Making diversity and language practices visible: Language regard in Florida', Third International Conference on Sociolinguistics (ICS.3), Prague, Czech Republic, Aug. 26-28, 2020. (accepted for presentation)

'Analyzing linguistic variation in the 21st century: Map-drawing and language ideologies in ArcGIS', Methods XVII, Mainz, Germany, August 3-7, 2020. (accepted for presentation)

‘Variationist Dialectology’: Studying language regard in Florida, International Societyfor the Linguistics of English (ISLE 6), Joensuu, Finland, June 3-6, 2020. (accepted for presentation)

Projects (completed)

Language regard in the Sunshine State - Floridian perspectives on language ideologies and linguistic variation

Language regard in the Sunshine State

Investigating perceptions of linguistic variation in a culturally diverse context, this study examines immigrant language regard and ideologies in Florida and the U.S. Taking on a variationist perspective, it analyzes perceptual data against various social variables and combines approaches in sociolinguistics, perceptual dialectology and language attitude research. In doing so, mental maps were gathered and run in ArcGIS, an advanced information system to make geolinguistic spaces visible. Results reveal subliminal, yet strong language attitudes and prove that language regard is highly ideological in nature.

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