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English Language and Linguistics

Dana Beyer, M.A.

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Short curriculum vitae

I studied English and American Studies at TU Chemnitz with a specialization in English Linguistics and British & American Studies. I spent an ERASMUS semester abroad at Tallinna Ülikool (Tallinn University) in Estonia in the winter term 2008/09. I finished my MA thesis on English null subjects in Facebook status updates in March 2012. After my graduation, I worked in the marketing & sales department of a company in the paper industry. Since October 2014, I have been a member of the ELL department at TU Chemnitz.

Research interests

I am especially interested in sociolinguistics, new digital discourses and English as an academic language worldwide.


WS 2016/17 MA 3 S: Project Management
WS 2015/16 BA 3 S: Sociolinguistics
SS 2015 BA 4 & 6 Research Colloquium
  BA 6 Research Seminar
WS 2014/15 MA 4 – S: Project Management




"It is probably the reason why..." Hedging in BA and MA Theses by German ESL Students. In J. Schmied (Ed.), Graduate Academic Writing in Europe in Comparison. Göttingen: Cullivier, 81-98.


Cross-Cultural Hedges? A Comparison of Academic Writing by Non-native and Native Speakers of English. In J. Schmied & C. Haase (Eds.) English for Academic Purposes: Practical and Theoretical Approaches. Göttingen: Cullivier, 71-80.



“Because you’d be in jail”: Hate speech in the 2016 US presidential campaign. Tage der Angewandten Linguistik II. Dresden.


Maybe Britannica Online, but definitely Wikipedia: A corpus analysis of hedges and boosters in two online encyclopedias. KDDE – Knowledge Dissemination in the Digital Era: Language and Episteme at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Modena , Italy.


Want to see more? Null subjects in Facebook status updates. Modena International Workshop: Corpus, Discourse and Genre studies on Language Change: Work in progress. Modena, Italy

Wanna see some nail designs that’ll knock your socks off? Using Facebook as a corpus. Discourse Analysis in a Digital World. 4th International Conference on Discourse Studies. Nitra, Slovakia