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English Language and Linguistics

Dana Ebermann, 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 2019/20 BA 1 & B EEE 3 Information Technology & Study Skills
  MA 3 Native & Non-Native English Language Systems
SS 2019 BA 2 & B EEE 2 Pragmatics
WS 2018/19 BA 3 Psycholinguistics
SS 2018 BA 2 Pragmatics
WS 2017/18 BA 3 Sociolinguistics
SS 2017 SELAEn 4 & B EEE 4 Psycholinguistics
WS 2016/17 MA 3 Project Management
WS 2015/16 BA 3 Sociolinguistics
SS 2015 BA 4 & 6 Research Colloquium
  BA 6 Research Seminar
WS 2014/15 MA 4 Project Management




Protest on Twitter: From hate to counter speech. In C. Sandten, M. Beck & D. Ziesche (Eds.), Conference Proceedings Cultures of Protest/Protestkulturen, XX. 


Kooperationsprojekt „KoPI - Kooperatives Lernen und Peer-Tutoring im interdisziplinären Studiengang Energy Efficiency and Englishes”. In HDS.Journal, 1, 14-18.

fc. A Critical Discourse Analysis of Trump's Weekly Addresses. In J. Schmied (Ed.), REAL16. Göttingen: Cullivier, XX.


The Özil Case: News Values in Online Newspaper Articles. In J. Schmied & J. Dheskali (Eds.), Credibility, Honesty, Ethics, and Politeness in Academic and Journalistic Writing. Göttingen: Cullivier, 109-128. 

“You’d be in jail”: Hate Speech during the US Presidential Campaigns 2016. In J. Schmied & I. Van der Bom (Eds.), Digesting International Crises in Europe. Comparing, Evaluating, and (De-)Construction the News in Various Channels. Göttingen: Cullivier, 197-218.

"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.


09/2019 Cultures of Protest in Social Media: From Hate to Counter Speech. 8th Brno Conference on Linguistics Studies in English: Functional Plurality of Language in Contextualised Discourse, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
01/2019 Protestkulturen in den sozialen Medien: von Hate zu Counter Speech. Protestkulturen / Cultures of Protest (wissenschaftliches Symposium zum 25-jährigen Bestehen der Philosophischen Fakultät der TU Chemnitz).
11/2018 A Critical Discourse Analysis of Trump's Speeches. Graduate Symposium on Critical Discourse and Corpus Approaches to Systemic Functional Grammar (wissenschaftliches Symposium zu Studientage China der Philosophischen Fakultät der TU Chemnitz).

“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