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English Language and Linguistics

Jessica Dheskali

+49 371 531-35292
Reichenhainer Straße 39, 218
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Short curriculum vitae

I studied English and American Studies at Chemnitz University of Technology from October 2009 to October 2012 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. From August 2011 to February 2012, I spent a semester abroad at the California State University of Fullerton. In November 2012, I enrolled for a Master of Arts degree (English and American Studies) and graduated in July 2015. During my master studies, I taught English and German Communication classes to Chinese Bachelor students and prepared eight Master students for their semester abroad in Chemnitz as part of an internship at the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou/Zhuhai, China in 2013. I furthermore taught the Applied Linguistics tutorial at the English Department of Chemnitz University of Technology in the winter semester 2014/ 2015. Since May 2014, I have been working as a research assistant for Prof. Dr. Schmied at the English Department. I speak English fluently and a little Chinese.

Research interests

My interests stretch across areas in corpus linguistics, applied linguistics, discourse analysis, academic writing, cultural studies and TESOL. My PhD research focuses on the metalanguage of Chinese academic writings.


Schmied, J., Dheskali, J. (2019). Conflicting Truths in Academic and Journalistic Writing. REAL17. Göttingen: Cuvillier.

Schmied, J., Dheskali, J. (2018). Credibility, Honesty, Ethics, and Politeness in Academic and Journalistic Writing. REAL14. Göttingen: Cuvillier.

Dheskali, J. (2018). Review of the book Chinese Students’ Writing in English: Implications from a Corpus-Driven Study, by Leedham, M. Discourse and Interaction 11.1., Brno: Masaryk University, 106-109.

Dheskali, J. (2016). Simple tools on the internet for English non-native academic writers. In J. Schmied/D. Nkemleke (eds.), Academic Writing and Research across Disciplines in Africa: From Students to Experts. Göttingen: Cuvillier, 59-80.

Küchler, J. (2015). Usages of may and will in Chinese and German Student Papers: A Corpus-Based Comparison. In J. Schmied (ed.), Academic Writing for South Eastern Europe: Practical and Theoretical Perspectives. Göttingen: Cuvillier, 99-118.


06.06.2019: Dheskali, J. Konkurrierende Wahrheiten aufarbeiten. In Uni Aktuell.

28.03.2017: Dheskali, J. Return to Albania. In University News.

01.03.2016: Küchler, J. Englisch für Jung und Alt. In Uni Aktuell.

23.12.2015: Küchler, J. Returning to Germany for Christmas. In University News.

24.10.2014: Küchler, J. Akademischer Austausch mal anders. In TU-Spektrum.

International Conferences and Presentations

08-09/2018 14th ESSE Conference in Brno, Tschechische Republik.

12/2016: Symposium on Approaches in EAP/ESP in Bozen, Italien

11/2015: KDDE Modena, Researching a Quantitative Corpus-Analysis of Modal Verbs and Personal Pronouns in Scientific Papers

03/2015: 6th Nitra Conference on Discourse Studies, Nitra, Slowakei

03/2015: CHALLENGES VI, Sixth International Conference: Rethinking Strategies in ELT, Ústí nad Labem, Tschechien


WS19/20 MA 1 S: English as an International Academic Language
SS 19: BA 4 S: Corpus Linguistics
WS 18/19: MA 3 S: Project Management and Digital Project Communication
SS 2018 BA 4 S: Corpus Linguistics
WS 2017/18 MA 3 S: English for Academic Purposes for Non-Native Speakers
WS 2017/18 MA 1 S: Translation German-English
WS 2017/18 MA 3 S: Project Management and Digital Project Communication
SS 2016 BA 2: S: Semantics