Student Assistants

Contact

University of Duisburg-Essen
Humanities
Department of Anglophone Studies
Universitätsstr. 12
45141 Essen
Germany
Office: R12 R04 H79

Carina Ahrens

E-mail:

carina.ahrens@stud.uni-due.de

About:

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.

Anna Lea Bauernfeind

E-mail:

anna.bauernfeind@uni-due.de

About:

I’m currently a student of teacher education at the University of Duisburg-Essen. My Bachelor thesis explored the extent to which Jennifer Lopez’s linguistic behavior has changed over the course of her career.

As a student assistant in the Sociolinguistics Lab, I mainly transcribe data from the Language Variation and Change across the Lifespan (LaVaLi) corpus in ELAN.

Publications & Presentations

Bauernfeind, Lea. 2020. "Exemplifying the Language Change of Jennifer Lopez". Lifespans and Styles 6(2). 11-21. doi:10.2218/ls.v6i2.2020.5217
 
Bauernfeind, Lea. 2020. Investigating Language Change Across the Lifespan in the Context of Jennifer Lopez. Still "Jenny from the Block"? 68. Studentische Tagung Sprachwissenschaft Berlin. 20.11.2020. [talk]

Paul Enninger

Email:

paul.enninger@stud.uni-due.de

About:

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.

Anne-Marie Mölders

E-mail:

anne-marie.moelders@stud.uni-due.de

About:

I’m a 2-Fach M.A. student (Anglophone Studies and Germanistik) at the University of Duisburg Essen. I’m particularly interested in how language shapes our way of thinking and how language changes across our lifespan.

I work as as a student RA in Professor Buchstaller’s course on Language Change Across the Lifespan, and also help with transcribing data from the Language Variation and Change across the Lifespan (LaVaLi) corpus in ELAN.

Marie Philipp

About:

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

About:

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

About:

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.

Former student assistants

Anabel Büscher

E-mail:

anabel.buescher@stud.uni-due.de

About:

I’m a 2-Subject Master student at the University of Duisburg-Essen. My subjects are Anglophone Studies with a focus on English Linguistics and Literature- and Media Practicals. The topic of my Bachelor Thesis "Perception of Gender Communication" explored the differences and similarities of how men and women from Germany and Singapore perceive communication between males and females. I transcribe data from the Language Variation and Change across the Lifespan (LaVaLi) corpus in ELAN.