Johanna Mechler studied English and Biology at Leipzig University, Germany, from which she obtained her First State Examinations (teaching degree for secondary schools) and MA in Anglophone Studies in 2018. In her graduation thesis she focused on language variation and change, mainly investigating the (in)stability of (ing) across the lifespan of six individuals from the Tyneside area. She then proceeded with her “Referendariat” (18 months teaching practice), receiving her Second State Examinations in 2019.

In 2020, Johanna joined the Sociolinguistics Lab at the University of Duisburg-Essen, where she is currently pursuing her PhD on age effects on language perception under the supervision of Prof. Isabelle Buchstaller (University Duisburg-Essen). In 2022, she spent six months at the Ohio State University as a Fulbright visiting researcher (advisor: Prof. Kathryn Campbell-Kibler).

Geisteswissenschaften/Anglistik/Amerikanistik

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45141 Essen
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Functions

  • Doktorand/in, Anglistik: Linguistik II - English Linguistics & Language History

Current lectures

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Past lectures (max. 10)

The following publications are listed in the online university bibliography of the University of Duisburg-Essen. Further information may also be found on the person's personal web pages.

    Journal articles

  • Mechler, Johanna; Buchstaller, Isabelle
    [In]stability in the use of a stable variable
    In: Linguistics Vanguard Vol. 5 (2019) Nr. s2, pp. 20180024
    ISSN: 2199-174X
  • Abstracts

  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Mechler, Johanna
    Age grading across 42 years of panel data from the North East of England
    In: Corpora for Language and Aging Research 4: CLARe 4 in Helsinki, Finland ; 27 February – 1 March 2019 ; Book of Abstracts / Corpora for Language and Aging Research ; CLARe ; 27.02.-01.03.2019, Helsinki / Lindholm, Camilla; Gerstenberg, Annette (Eds.) (2019) pp. 8 - 9
  • Mechler, Johanna; Buchstaller, Isabelle
    Age-graded patterns in the realisation of (ing) : Expanding the window of analysis into middle and old age
    In: UK Language Variation and Change 12: Book of Abstracts / 12th UK Language Variation and Change Conference ; UKLVC 12 ; 3-5 September 2019, London (2019) pp. 40
  • Mechler, Johanna; Buchstaller, Isabelle
    [In]stability in the use of a stable variable across the life-span : Evidence from Tyneside
    In: 8th Northern Englishes Workshop 2018: Book of Abstracts / Northern Englishes Workshop ; 27th-28th March 2018, Newcastle (2018) pp. 1
  • Book articles / Proceedings papers

  • Buchstaller, Isabelle; Krause-Lerche, Anne; Mechler, Johanna
    Exploring the effect of linguistic architecture and heuristic method in panel analysis
    In: Language Variation and Language Change Across the Lifespan: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives from Panel Studies / Beaman, Karen V; Buchstaller, Isabelle (Eds.) 2021, pp. 185 - 208
    ISBN: 978-0-429-63852-7; 978-0-367-14121-9
  • Language perception and cognition
  • Language change across the lifespan
  • Methods in panel research and sociolinguistic experiments
  • Northern English dialects

10/2022. “U-shaped curve meets linguistic professionalism: Mapping the realisation of (ing) across 50 years”. James Grama, Isabelle Buchstaller, Johanna Mechler, Lea Bauernfeind, Mirjam Eiswirth. NWAV50, Stanford University

08/2022. “Exploring effects of age and gender in sociolinguistic perception: Evidence from Tyneside English”. Johanna Mechler. Methods XVII, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. [Young Scholar Award (3rd place)]

04/2022. “Age-based perception of linguistic variability in Tyneside English: Towards a lifespan perspective on language processing”. Johanna Mechler. ICLaVE11, University of Vienna

04/2022. “Life-span trajectories in the realization of (ING): A dynamic perspective”. Isabelle Buchstaller, James Grama, Johanna Mechler, Mirjam Eiswirth. ICLaVE11, University of Vienna

03/2022. “Effects of speaker and listener age on professionalism rat(ing)s: A study from the North-East of England”. Johanna Mechler. CLARe5, University of Alaska

10/2021. “Towards an empirically-based model of age-graded behaviour: Explor(ing) linguistic malleability across the entire adult life-span”. Johanna Mechler, James Grama, Lea Bauernfeind, Mirjam Eiswirth, Isabelle Buchstaller. NWAV49, University of Texas at Austin

09/2021. “Explor(ing) age-grading: A dynamic model for testing linguistic malleability across the entire adult life-span” (poster). Lea Bauernfeind, Johanna Mechler, James Grama, Mirjam Eiswirth, Isabelle Buchstaller. UKLVC13, University of Glasgow

09/2021. “Age effects on sociolinguistic perception of (ing) in Tyneside English”. Johanna Mechler. UKLVC13, University of Glasgow

06/2021. “Relevance of age in sociolinguistic perception: Evidence from Tyneside English”. Johanna Mechler. Linguistics and English Language Postgraduate Conference 21, University of Edinburgh

04/2021. “Methodological challenges in sociolinguistic perception research”. Johanna Mechler. STaPs17, Freiburg University

09/2019. “Age-graded patterns in the realisation of (ing): Expanding the window of analysis into middle and old age”. Johanna Mechler, Isabelle Buchstaller. UKLVC12, Queen Mary University of London

02/2019. “Age grading across 42 years of panel data from the North East of England”. Johanna Mechler, Isabelle Buchstaller. CLARe4, University of Helsinki

03/2018. “[In]stability in the use of a stable variable”. Johanna Mechler, Isabelle Buchstaller. NEW8, Newcastle University