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Dana Beyer, M.A.

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+49 371 531-38542
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+49 371 531-838542
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Reichenhainer Straße 39, 221
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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.

Teaching

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

     

Publications

2015

"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.

2013

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.

Conferences

10/2016

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

11/2015

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.

11/2011

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

03/2011
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