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. Dr. Isabelle Buchstaller (University Duisburg-Essen).
Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in, Anglistik: Linguistik II - English Linguistics & Language History
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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.
[In]stability in the use of a stable variableIn: Linguistics Vanguard Vol. 5 (2019) Nr. s2, pp. 20180024
Age grading across 42 years of panel data from the North East of EnglandIn: 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
Age-graded patterns in the realisation of (ing) : Expanding the window of analysis into middle and old ageIn: 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
[In]stability in the use of a stable variable across the life-span : Evidence from TynesideIn: 8th Northern Englishes Workshop 2018: Book of Abstracts / Northern Englishes Workshop ; 27th-28th March 2018, Newcastle (2018) pp. 1
Exploring the effect of linguistic architecture and heuristic method in panel analysisIn: 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
Book articles / Proceedings papers
- Language change across the lifespan
- Methods in panel research
- Language perception and cognition
- Northern English dialects
- Insular varieties
“New avenues in panel research 4. Exploring the effect of linguistic architecture and heuristic method in panel analysis”. Thematic panel presentation at Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, University of Hong Kong, postponed due to Corona pandemic.
“Exploring the effect of linguistic architecture and heuristic method in panel analysis”. Special session on panel research at Methods XVII, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, postponed due to Corona pandemic.
“Age-graded patterns in the realisation of (ing): Expanding the window of analysis into middle and old age”. Paper presented at UKLVC 12, Queen Mary University of London, September 2019.
“Age grading across 42 years of panel data from the North East of England”. Paper presented at CLARe 4 Conference, University of Helsinki, February 2019.
“[In]stability in the use of a stable variable”. Paper presented at NEW8 Conference, Newcastle University, March 2018.