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Mag. Julia SKALA

 Research interests

  • Tense and aspect marking
  • The English present perfect and its interplay with adverbial constructions of time
  • Theoretical frameworks: Cognitive Grammar, Construction Grammar, Functional Discourse Grammar
  • Language comparison German – English – Mandarin Chinese
  • Grammar acquisition in the EFL classroom

        Member of the FunCog Research Group


  • Introduction to the Study of Language 2 (Morphology & Syntax)
  • Proseminar Linguistics 1
  • Integrated Language and Study Skills 1
  • Tutorial for Language Analysis


  • International Conference on Functional Discourse Grammar 2016 (IC-FDG-2016) 31-2 September 2016, Vienna: 'The interaction of the English present perfect with relative and absolute time adverbialss in FDG' (Organizer)
  • Tense Aspect and Modality in L2 (TAML2) 20-21 June 2016, York 'Teaching Notions of the Past'
  • Chronos 12 15-17 June 2016, Caen: 'Notions of the Past: a Cognitive Approach to Past Time Grammar’
  • 5th Austrian Students’ Conference of Linguistics (ÖSKL 5) 16-18 November 2012, Vienna:Organizer
  • 4th Austrian Students' Conference of Linguistics (ÖSKL 4) 25-27 2011, Innsbruck: 'Practice Makes Present Perfect: A Small Scale Study about the Meaning Concepts of the Present Perfect in Experts' and Laypeople's Minds'
  • together with Udo Schimanofsky 3rd ÖGSD Nachwuchstagung 14 May 2011, Vienna: ‘The right not to like it: utilizing students‘ negative attitudes towards literary texts in the EFL classroom’ 


  • Skala, Julia. 2013. “Practice Makes Present Perfect: A Small Scale Study about the Meaning Concepts of the Present Perfect in Experts‘ and Laypeople‘s Minds”. In: Windhaber, Irene; Anreiter, Peter. Proceedings of the 4th Austrian Students’ Conference of Linguistics. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 190-218.


  • 2015 –          PhD student of English / University assistant (prae-doc)
  • 2014 – 2015   English teacher in the gifted program of the SKP
  • 2012 – 2015   English teacher at Phönix High School
  • 2006 – 2013   Mag.phil in English studies, University of Vienna
                        Academic major: English Linguistics
                        Academic minors: Sinology & Teaching German as a FL
  • 2013            Student Assistant, Department of English and American Studies




Room: 3E-O2-04A
(3rd floor - 2. Stock - end of the right-hand-side hallway)

T: +43 1 4277 424 55

Office Hour:

Monday 16:00 - 17:00


Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik /
Department of English
Universität Wien
Campus d. Universität Wien
Spitalgasse 2-4/Hof 8.3
1090 Wien

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