Dr. Carolin Schneider
University of Duisburg-Essen
Department of Anglophone Studies
Room: R12 R05 B34
Phone: +49 201 183-2341
Office hours (see below)
Office Hours term break summer semester 2023:
Wed, July 26 14:00 - 16:00
Wed, August 16 14:00 - 16:00
Wed, Sept 6. 14:00 - 16:00
Wed, Sept 20 14:00 - 16:00
Alzheimer’s Dementia and Bilingualism (PhD Project)
Her PhD project investigates how bilingual people living with Alzheimer’s dementia code-switch in narrative interviews which are recorded in Florida.
Carolin Schneider studied at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany), from which she graduated with First State Examinations in English, Spanish and German (Teaching degree for secondary schools) in 2017. She also obtained a certificate in German as Second Language Studies (DaZ, Interkulturelle Pädagogik).
Her graduation thesis is titled "The Linguistic Downfall of Oscar Pistorius – A Critical Discourse Analysis of Online Reportage on the Reeva Steenkamp Shooting". It analyses how, firstly, language choices are made on the basis of the social actor's gender. Consequently, the study investigates the appropriateness of representation of Oscar Pistorius and its adaption to judicial reality.
Carolin is currently working in Prof. Dr. Isabelle Buchstaller's (University Duisburg-Essen) and Prof. Dr. Małgorzata Fabiszak’s (Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznán) interdisciplinary research project titled "Memory and Ideology in the Linguistic Landscape". Furthermore, she teaches courses at the chair of English Linguistics at the Department of Anglophone Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen, while pursuing her PhD under the supervision of Prof. Dr Birte Bös.
- Alzheimer’s Discourse
- (Digital) Health Communication
- Bilingualism and Code-Switching
- Language and Identity in online and offline contexts
- (Critical) Discourse Analysis
Conferences and Symposia
- 2021. [accepted] “‘I have to be sincere, my mind is failing at times’ – Expressing memory loss in the face of Alzheimer’s Dementia”, Experiencing illness and disease. Putting perceptions and emotions into language, AILA Groningen 15-20 August 2021.
- 2021. [accepted] (with Birte Bös) “The linguistic practices of a virtual Community of Practice tackling the challenges of caring for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease”, Experiencing illness and disease. Putting perceptions and emotions into language, AILA Groningen 15-20 August 2021.
- 2021. [accepted] (with Birte Bös) “Code accommodation as a measure of inclusion for bilingual people living with DAT: A case study”, Taking actions to enhance inclusivity of persons with dementia: Pragmatics of active social inclusion, IPrA, Winterthur 27 June- 02 July 2021.
- 2021 [accepted] (with Alvanides, Buchstaller, Fabiszak, Dobkiewicz, Griese). "Commemorative cityscapes: spatio-temporal patterns in street names in Eastern Germany and Poland", Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, The University of Hong Kong 7-10 June 2021.
- 2020. “From care partner to dishwasher: A critical discourse analysis of online news representation concerning care for people living with Alzheimer’s in the face of Covid-19”, Aging and Ageism in the Covid-19 Pandemic, Digital Symposium by the North American Network of Aging Studies (NANAS) 05-06 November 2020
- 2020. (with Birte Bös) “’Typing with dementia’ – Online Self-positioning of People Living with Alzheimer’s Disease”, Dimensions of Dementia in Digital Discourse, 2nd International Conference on Internet Pragmatics, University of Helsinki 22-24 October 2020
- 2019. (with Birte Bös) “’We are all in this together’ – Balancing virtual proximity and distance in online caregiver discussions“, Annual conference of the German Association for the Study of English, University of Leipzig, 22-25 September 2019 [talk]
- 2019. “’I love your hispanic accent’ - Metalinguistic approaches to biculturalism and language variation in memes on instagram“, AMLI, University of Duisburg Essen, 19-21 September 2019. [talk]
- 2019. “‘When you are my age… what age is that?’ – Reconstruction of facts in two languages in persons living with Alzheimer’s dementia”, PML, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, 16-18 September 2019. [talk]
- 2019. (with Isabelle Buchstaller) “To rename or not to rename …. Investigating commemorative street renaming in Eastern Germany”, PML, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, 16-18 September 2019. [talk]
- 2019. “Yeah, yeah! ¡Sí, Sí!” - Competing English and Spanish interjections in bilingual people living with Alzheimer’s dementia, PML, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, 16-18 September 2019. [talk]
- 2019. “#hispanicsbelike – Dynamics of code-switching in bilingual memes and reactions on Instagram“, ADDA2, University of Turku, 25-28 May 2019 [talk]
- 2019. (with Michael Wentker) "'Things our Latina moms say' – The Dynamics of Code-Switching and Identity Construction in Discursive Practices on YouTube", 2nd International Conference on Bilingualism, University of Malta, 25-27 March 2019. [talk]
- 2019. (with Birte Bös) “Metapragmatic reflections on verbal interactions with Alzheimer’s Dementia patients - A social media study“, CLARe4, University of Helsinki, 27 February - 1 March 2019. [talk]
Best emerging scholar paper on “Ageism in the Pandemic”, NANAS Digital Symposium 2020
Organization of Conferences and Symposia
- Roundtable Organizer, “INTERSECTIONS II – Interdisciplinary & International Discussions on Dementia Discourses”, Digital Roundtable March 8, 2021.
- Roundtable Organizer, “INTERSECTIONS – Interdisciplinary & International Discussions on Dementia Discourses”, Digital Roundtable December 7, 2020.
- Panel Organizer (with Birte Bös), “Dimensions of Dementia in Digital Discourse”, 2nd International Conference on Internet Pragmatics, University of Helsinki 22-24 October 2020.
Poster Presentations and Talks
- 2019. ”’Bueno, uhm’ – Interjections as a Code-switching Practice among People living with Alzheimer’s Dementia”, Werkgroep over Taal, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, 14 October 2019 [invited talk]
- 2019. “Intentional vs. Involuntary: Code choice related humor in bilingual persons living with Alzheimer’s Dementia“, Kolloquium zur Mehrsprachigkeitsforschung, Technische Universität Dortmund, 14 Juni 2019. [talk]
- 2019. “’We are not doctors’– Identity work among caregivers in a virtual Community of Practice on Facebook”, Inaugural LabFest, University of Duisburg-Essen, 4 April 2019. [poster presentation]
- 2019. “‘Tell me about when you were little.’- ‘…I never was little!’: Code Choice in bilingual people living with Alzheimer’s Dementia”, Inaugural LabFest, University of Duisburg-Essen, 4 April 2019. [Pecha Kucha]
2020. “Competing ideologies, competing semiotics: A critical perspective on politically-driven renaming practices in Annaberg-Buchholz, Eastern Germany”. In Evelyn Ziegler and Heiko Marten. (eds.), Linguistic Landscapes im deutschsprachigen Kontext. Frankfurt: Lang. (Isabelle Buchstaller, Seraphim Alvanides, Frauke Griese and Carolin Schneider)
- PS Areas and Approaches II (Gr. 3) (Morphology and Syntax) (SoSe 2021)
- PS Clinical Pragmatics: How language changes when the brain is changing (SoSe 2021)
- PS Same same but Different – British and American English Varieties (WS 2018/19, SoSe 2019)
- PS Beyond Spanglish - Bilingualism in the US (WS 2019/20)
- Tutorial Introduction to Linguistics (Gr. 17, 18) (WS 2019/20)
- PS Areas and Approaches II (Gr. 1) (Morphology and Syntax) (SoSe 2020)
- HS As words fail?! Linguistic Perspectives on Alzheimer’s Discourses (with Birte Bös) (SoSe 2020)
- Tutorial Introduction to Linguistics (Gr. 10,11,12,13) (WS 2020/21)
- Distinguished Guest, University of Iowa, International Writers' Program, Summer 2019
- Invited Workshop: Methods in Linguistic Research Colloquium – Introduction to MaxQDA, 2019 & 2020