Student Assistants

Students assistants

Carina Ahrens

Currently, I am a 2-Fach B.A. student in anglophone studies and history at the University Duisburg-Essen and a master’s student of musicology at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen. I am interested in phonetic variation across the lifespan and therefore, I am investigating the change of vowels in my bachelor thesis.

As a student assistant in the LaVaLi project, I am working with Elan and Praat to transcribe or code the data.

Paul Enninger

I am currently a B.A. student of teacher education (of English and Music) at the University of Duisburg-Essen and the Folkwang University of the Arts. As a student assistant in the Sociolinguistics Lab I mainly transcribe data for the Language Variation and Change across the Lifespan (LaVaLi) project. In the field of linguistics I am particularly interested in marginalized varieties of English and the socio-linguistic as well as socio-political mechanisms that lead to discrimination of linguistic varieties.

Marie Philipp

Currently, I am studying teacher education (English and Biology) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. For my upcoming Bachelor thesis I am planning to trace the use of FACE in a small panel of five speakers from Newcastle. This thesis is part of the Language Variation and Change across the Lifespan (LaVaLi) project. Additionally, I am also transcribing data for this project in ELAN.

Hannah Sawall

I'm a 2-Fach B.A. Student (Anglophone Studies and Angewandte Philosophie) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. As a student assistant in the Sociolinguistics Lab, I transcribe data from the LaVaLi corpus in ELAN.

Deborah Veiter

I am a second-year master’s student majoring in English and Spanish Linguistics at the University of Duisburg-Essen with research interests in language planning and policy and language change throughout the life course. Prior to the UDE, I completed my BA in Translation Studies, Linguistics and Cultural Studies at the University of Mainz. I currently work as a graduate research assistant for the Language Variation and Change across the Lifespan (LaVaLi) project. My focus includes transcribing interviews from the corpus of Tyneside English in ELAN.