Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

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Sarah Josefine Schaefer

Teaching Associate in German Studies, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

I am currently working as a Teaching Associate in German Studies at the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures. I hold a PhD in English and an MA in Journalism from the National University of Ireland Galway.

Expertise Summary

My research is situated in the fields of linguistics, language contact, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, media studies and cultural studies. I am generally interested in language change and development in times of accelerated globalisation and in how the media use language to reach their target audiences. For my PhD thesis I have investigated reasons and causes for the usage of anglicisms on German radio as well as what societal and cultural factors influence language usage by journalists. In a recent publication, I have investigated semantic features and pragmatic effects of English lexical items in station imaging. I am also interested in the creative usage of anglicisms by radio journalists in wordplays and puns.

Teaching Summary

My teaching interests are mainly in linguistics, sociolinguistics, media studies and cultural studies. I currently teach (socio)linguistics, translation studies and language modules in German studies.

Research Summary

I am currently engaged in research on multimodal media communication. I am interested in how language interacts with other modalities and how the different modalities contribute to the overall… read more

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Current Research

I am currently engaged in research on multimodal media communication. I am interested in how language interacts with other modalities and how the different modalities contribute to the overall message of a medium.

Furthermore, I am interested in the role of English as a global language and in how Global Englishes influence media discourse.

Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

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