I have a licence ès lettres in English Linguistics, English Literature, and Geography from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, a DPhil in English Language from the University of Oxford, and am awaiting a Habilitation to be conferred by the University of Freiburg in Germany. In my DPhil thesis 'Modelling variation in Singapore English', supervised by Prof Suzanne Romaine, I used indexicality as a framework to conceptualise the variation between Colloquial and Standard Singapore English. My habilitation thesis deals with the language policies of Quebec, considered from a comparative perspective.
Since October 2009 I have been on a post-doctoral position at the English Department of the University of Freiburg in Germany, best translated as Assistant Professor, where I am furthering my research into world Englishes and native English in multilingual contexts. My teaching has included world Englishes, language planning and policy, sociolinguistics, and phonetics. Previously, I was a Lecturer in Sociolinguistics at Bangor University in 2008–2009, where I taught variationist and sociolinguistic lectures at undergraduate level.
From September 2013 to August 2015, I was on a Marie Curie Fellowship funded by the European Union. My research project dealt with language planning and attitudes in Quebec.
From 2010 to 2017 I was Coordinator of our Master of Arts in English Language and Linguistics (MELLing). The new contact person for this course is Dr Axel Bohmann.
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