Frauke Griese


Department of Anglophone Studies
Universitätsstr. 12
45141 Essen

Office: R12 R05 A42
Phone: +49 201 183-3462

Curriculum Vitae

Frauke studied English and French linguistics, didactics, literature and culture at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. She obtained her First State Examinations in 2018, writing her thesis on historical French lexicography. Specifically, she investigated marine terminology in a variety of dictionaries from the 17th and 18th century. While exploring terms connected to orientation at sea, she compiled and extended a framework to analyse a lemma's degree of technicality in historical French dictionaries.

During her time as a student at UDE, Frauke was also a student's assistant to Prof. Dr. Raymond Hickey. Among other things, she helped create choropleth maps to visualise the Survey of Irish English Usage. Furthermore, she has been shaping this website as one of the Anglophone Studies Department's webmasters.

In 2018 Frauke joined the international team of the MILL-Project under Prof. Dr. Isabelle Buchstaller and Prof. Dr. Małgorzata Fabiszak , where she is currently tracing memory and ideology of street name changes in the linguistic landscape of eastern Germany and Poland from 1916 to 2018. Drawn to historical linguistics in particular, she enjoys discovering data during archival work and field trips. Next to her work as a research fellow, Frauke is currently pursuing her PhD project under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Raymond Hickey. In particular, she is looking into Irish and Scottish letters from the First World War.

Research Interests

  • English in Ireland and Scotland
  • War Correspondence and Propaganda
  • Conceptual Semantics
  • Language and Ideology
  • Linguistic Landscapes

Conference Contributions and Talks

(accepted) 2020. "'I am having quite a good time dodging the shells' – Exploring Lexical Emotional Perspectives in Scottish War Correspondence", Intra-Writer Variation in Historical Sociolinguistics (HiSoN 2020), Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, 01-03 April 2020. [talk]

(accepted) 2020. "'Our poor lads are just grand' – Lexical and Pragmatical Features in Irish English Letters from the First World War", New Perspectives on Irish English 6, University of Vienna, 19-21 February 2020. [talk]

2019. (with Seraphim Alvanides) "Investigating the geography of street name changes: A spatio-temporal approach", PML, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, 16-18 September 2019. [talk]

2019. (with Fabiszak, Brzezinska, Buchstaller, Alvanides, Dobkiewicz) "Shifting borders. shifting languages: Investigating the commemorative cityscape at the Polish-German border", 10th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE), Fryske Akademy, Leeuwarden/Ljouwert, 26-28 June 2019 [talk]

2019. "'Irishmen Do Your Duty!' - Concepts of Heroism in Conscription Posters During the First World War", Lecture Series "Great Responsibility" Heroism in Anglophone Cultures, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, 28 May 2019 [talk]

2019. "'Ireland’s old fighting spirit' - The Construction of Irish Identity in Recruitment Posters During the First World War", Sociolinguistics LabFest, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, 04 April 2019 [talk]

2018. (with Buchstaller, Alvanides, Fabiszak, Brzezinska) "Investigating ideological street renaming in Eastern Germany and Poland", Methods and Innovation and Passing the Torch – 47th annual meeting of New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV), New York University, New York City, 18-21 October 2018 [poster presentation]


Current Seminars

  • PS Areas and Approaches II (Morphology and Syntax) (WiSe 2019/20)
  • Tutorial Introduction to Linguistics (WiSe 2019/20)