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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christiane DALTON-PUFFER

Co-Affiliated to Center of Teacher Education

Research  interests

  • instructed second language learning,  CLIL  and content in ELT, bilingual education
  • classroom discourse, discourse analysis, pragmatics
  • phonetics/phonology, teaching and learning of L2 pronunciation
  • word-formation, history of English word-formation
  • teacher education

PhDs supervised  

Mirtoska, Jasmina. 2017 The effect of different teaching methods on the acquisition, retention and integration of tense forms into spontaneous speech.

Schiftner, Barbara. 2017. An integrative approach to discourse coherence: rhetorical structure and cohersion in university students' English L2 writing.

Kemsies, Ronald. 2016. Teaching polysemous nouns in the EFL classroom through 'frame-based instruction' - a cognitive semantic approach.

Berger, Armin. 2015.Validating analytic rating scales. A multi-method approach to scaling descriptors for assessing academic speaking.

Berger, Angela. 2013. Bilingual problem solving in CLIL mathematics.(co-supervision with  Hans Humenberger-Faculty of Mathematics).

Linhart-Wegschaider, Helga. 2010. Foreign Language Learning and Advanced Age. Age-related aspects and learning result of different adult age groups of autodidactic foreign language learners.  

Chapters and articles (selection)

2017. Cognitive Discourse Functions Coding Manual 0.1. online ms.

2017. CLIL in der Praxis - Was sagt die Forschung? Goethe-Institut.

2017. Discourse analysis and CLIL. In: Llinares, Morton, McCabe & Whittaker (eds.) 2017. Applied Linguistics Perspectives on CLIL (Language Learning and Language Teaching). Amsterdam, etc.: John Benjamins, pp. 167-181.

2017. Same But Different: Content and Language Integrated Learning and Content-Based Instruction. In: Snow, M. A. & Brinton, D. (eds.) 2017. The content-based classroom (2nd ed.). Longman, pp. xx-yy.

2016. Cognitive Discourse Functions: Specifying an Integrative Interdisciplinary Construct In: Nikula, T., Dafouz, E. Moore, P. & U. Smit (eds.) 2016. Conceptualising integration CLIL and multilingual education. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, pp. 29-54.

2016. with Nikula, T.; Llinares, A. and Lorenzo, F.. 2016. More Than Content and Language: The Complexity of Integration in CLIL and Multilingual Education. In: Nikula, T., Dafouz, E. Moore, P. & U. Smit (eds.) 2016. Conceptualising integration in CLIL and multilingual education. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, p.1-25.

2016 with Francisco Lorenzo. Historical Literacy in CLIL: Telling the Past in a Second Language. In: Nikula, T., Dafouz, E. Moore, P. & U. Smit (eds.) 2016. Conceptualising integration in CLIL and multilingual education. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, 55-72.

2015. with Ana Llinares. The role of different tasks in CLIL students' use of evaluative language. System 54, 69-79.

2014. with Ana Llinares; Fran Lorenzo. & Tarja Nikula “You can stand under my umbrella” - Immersion, CLIL and bilingual education. A response to Cenoz, Genesee & Gorter. Applied Linguistics 35(2) 213-218.

2013. A Construct of cognitive discourse functions for conceptualising content-language integration in CLIL and multilingual education. European Journal of Applied Linguistics 1(2), 1-38.   https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/eujal-2013-1-issue-2/eujal-2013-0011/eujal-2013-0011.xml 

2013. with Ute Smit. Content-and-language-integrated learning: a research agenda. Language Teaching 46.4.

2013 Julia Hüttner, Christiane Dalton-Puffer, Ute Smit.2013. The Power of Beliefs: Lay Theories and their Influence on the Implementation of CLIL Programmes. International Journal of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education 16(3), 267-284.

2013 Nikula, Tarja, Ana Llinares & Christane Dalton-Puffer. 2013. European research on CLIL classroom discourse. International Journal of Immersion and Content Based Edcuation 1 (1), 70-100.

2011. Content and language integrated learning: from practice to principles. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics 31, 182-204.

2011. Country in Focus. Research on language teaching and learning in Austria (2004-2009) (with Eva Vetter & Renate Faistauer) Language Teaching  44.2, 181–211.

2009. Communicative competence and the CLIL lesson. In: Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe and Rosa Jimenez Catalan (Eds.) Content and Language Integrated Learning: Evidence from Research in Europe . Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, 197-214.

2006. with T. Nikula. Pragmatics of content-based instruction: teacher and student directives in Finnish and Austrian classrooms. Applied Linguistics 27, 241-267.

2005. Negotiating interpersonal meanings in naturalistic classroom discourse: directives in Content and Language Integrated Classrooms . Journal of Pragmatics 37-8, 1275-1293.


2007. Discourse in Content-and-Language-Integrated Learning (CLIL) classrooms. (LL&LT20) New York, Amsterdam: Benjamins.

1996 . The French influence on Middle English Morphology. A corpus-based study of derivation (Topics in English Linguistics 20) Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 284pp.

1994. with Barbara Seidlhofer. Pronunciation  A Scheme for teacher education. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Special Issues and edited volumes (selection)

2014  & 2015. with Tarja Nikula: Special Issue CLIL I. The Language Learning Journal 42(2) ; Special Issue CLIL II. The Language Learning Journal 43(3) 235-238.

2010. Dalton-Puffer, Christiane, Tarja Nikula, Ute Smit (eds.). Language use and language learning in CLIL. (AALS Series 7). Amsterdam etc.: Benjamins.

2007. mit U. Smit (eds.) Empirical perspectives on CLIL classroom discourse – CLIL: Empirische Untersuchungen zum Unterrichtsdiskurs (Sprache im Kontext). Frankfurt, Wien: Peter Lang.

2006. with Dieter Kastovsky, Nikolaus Ritt and Herbert Schendl. (eds.) 2006. Syntax, style and grammatical norms. English from 1500-2000. (Linguistic insights 39) Bern etc.: Peter Lang.

2006. with Nikolaus Ritt, Herbert Schendl, Dieter Kastovsky (eds.) 2006. Medieval English and its heritage. (Studies in English Medieval Langauge and Literature 16) Frankfurt, Wien etc. Peter Lang.

 2000. with Nikolaus Ritt (eds.) Words: Structure, Meaning, Function. A Festschrift for Dieter Kastovsky. (Trends in Linguistics 130) Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 334 pp.


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