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Univ.-Ass. Mag. Veronika THIR

 

Research interests

  • English as a lingua franca (ELF)
  • Intelligibility
  • L2 pronunciation (& teacher education)
  • Sociolinguistics (esp. phonetic/phonological variation)

 

Publications

  • 2015. "Implications of English as a Lingua Franca for pronunciation teaching in teacher education". In Levis, J.; Mohammed, R.; Qian, M.; Zhou, Z. (eds). Proceedings of the 6th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference (ISSN 2380-9566), Santa Barbara, CA (pp. 243-252). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.
  • 2014. "PPOCS 1 revisited: Exploring the implications of ELF for English pronunciation teaching". Unpublished MA thesis, University of Vienna. (available at http://othes.univie.ac.at/34801/)

 

Presentations

  • 2017a. "Acoustic, co- and contextual information in understanding spoken English as a lingua franca (ELF) : insights from instances of miscommunication". ComCog 2017 (Communication and Cognition - Miscommunication: getting lost in language(s)), Fribourg, Switzerland, 8-10 February 2017.
  • 2017b. "The role of co- and contextual cues in understanding ELF accents". ELF and Changing English: 10th Anniversary Conference of English as a Lingua Franca, Helsinki, Finland, 12-15 June 2017.
  • 2016. "Conceptualizations of intelligibility in ELF research". The 9th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca, Lleida, Spain, 27-29 June 2016.
  • 2015a. "ELF & English pronunciation teaching: a critical approach to pronunciation teaching in non-native language teacher education". The 8th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca, Beijing, China, 25-27 August 2015.
  • 2015b. "Handling the heterogeneity: English as a lingua franca and the teaching of pronunciation". Changing English 2015, University of Helsinki, Helsinki (Finland), 8-10 June 2015.
  • 2014. "Implications of English as a lingua franca for pronunciation teaching in teacher education". Poster presentation, 6th Annual Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA), 5-6 September 2014. 
  • 2012. "You know wha[t̬] I'm saying: T-voicing in English as a lingua franca". 5th Austrian Students' Conference of Linguistics (5. ÖSKL), Department of English, Vienna (Austria), 16-18 November 2012.

 

Teaching

  • Proseminar Linguistics 1 (SS 2016 - )

Previously:

  • Tutorial for Practical Phonetics and Oral Communication Skills 1 (British English)
  • Tutorial for Introduction to the Study of Language 1 
  • Tutorial for Introduction to the Study of Language 2

 

CV

  • currently (since March 2015): university assistant, Phd student
  • SS 2013: ERASMUS exchange student, Université Catholique de l'Ouest (Angers, France)
  • 2010-2014: Student tutor at the Department of English, University of Vienna
  • 2008-2014: Mag.phil., English and French studies, University of Vienna

CONTACT:

Room: 3E-O2-22A

T: +43 1 4277-424-47

veronika.thir@univie.ac.at

 

Office hour during summer holidays:  

by appointment

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

T: +43-1-4277-424 01
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