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Book:


Dialect use as interaction strategy: A sociolinguistic study of contextualization, speech perception, and language attitudes in Austria. Wien: Braumüller, 2009.


(Reviewed in: Language in Society 40, 2011; Journal of Language and Social Psychology 30, 2011; Journal of Pragmatics 43, 2011)

Co-edited book:


Sustaining Linguistic Diversity: Endangered and Minority Languages and Language Varieties. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. (2008)
  (Co-edited with Kendall King, Natalie Schilling-Estes, Lyn Fogle, and Jia Jackie Lou)


Articles:
 [Contact author for texts]

Doing 'speaking the (non-)standard' in the media: Methodological implications of a 'third wave' or 'Speaker Design' approach illustrated in an Austrian case study. Taal en Tongval. (forthcoming)

English in the linguistic landscape of Vienna, Austria (ELLViA): Outline, rationale, and methodology of a large-scale empirical project on language choice on public signs from the perspective of sign-readers. Views 25: 1-24. (2016)

Mixing methods in the study of language attitudes: Theory and application. In: Alexei Prikhodkine and Dennis R. Preston (eds.). Responses to language varieties: Variability, processes and outcomes, 55-84. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (2015)

Zum Phänomen 'Speaker Design' im österreichischen Deutsch. In: Alexandra N. Lenz and Manfred M. Glauninger (eds.), Standarddeutsch im 21. Jahrhundert – Theoretische und empirische Ansätze mit einem Fokus auf Österreich, 59-79. Göttingen: V&R. (2015)

Konstruktivismus trifft auf Methodik in der Spracheinstellungsforschung: Theorie, Daten, Fazit. In: Christina Cuonz and Rebekka Studler (eds.), Sprechen über Sprache: Perspektiven und neue Methoden der linguistischen Einstellungsforschung, 143-168. Tübingen: Stauffenburg. (2014)

The measurement of 'language attitudes' – a reappraisal from a constructionist perspective. In Tore Kristiansen and Stefan Grondelaers (eds.), Language (de)standardisation in late modern Europe: Experimental studies, 251-266. Oslo: Novus. (2013).

On matching speaker (dis)guises – revisiting a methodological tradition. In Tore Kristiansen and Stefan Grondelaers (eds.), Language (de)standardisation in late modern Europe: Experimental studies, 267-285. Oslo: Novus. (2013).

Austrian dialect as a metonymic device: A cognitive sociolinguistic investigation of Speaker Design and its perceptual implications. Journal of Pragmatics 52:72-82. (2013)

ELF in international supervision: A nexus analysis approach. Journal of English as a Lingua Franca (JELF) 1(2):315-335. (2012, with Kathrin Kordon)

Current issues in the social psychological study of ‘language attitudes’: Constructionism, context, and the attitude-behavior link. Language and Linguistics Compass 6/4:212-224. (2012)

Speaker design in Austrian TV political discussions. In J.M. Hernández-Campoy and J.A. Cutillas-Espinosa (eds.), Style-shifting in Public: New Perspectives on Stylistic Variation, 81-99. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (2012) 

Austrian listeners' perceptions of standard-dialect style-shifting: An empirical approach. Journal of Sociolinguistics 15(3):347-365. (2011)

Standard language in Austria. In Nikolas Coupland and Tore Kristiansen (eds.), Standard languages and language standards in a changing Europe, 39-46. Oslo: Novus Forlag. (2011, with Sylvia Moosmüller)

Speaker Design in the context of Southern American English: Process models and empirical evidence. Brno Studies in English 37(1):125-138. (2011)

Language attitudes in Oman regarding variation in English accents: A field study. Views 20(1):36-60. (2011)

The role of intonation in Austrian listeners’ perceptions of standard-dialect shifting: An experimental approach. In Frans Gregersen, Jeffrey K. Parrott & Pia Quist (eds.), Language Variation - European Perspectives III. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 31-42. (2011, with Zhaleh Feizollahi)

On the use of Austrian dialect for other-positioning in TV discussions. In Minna Palander-Collin, Hartmut Lenk, Minna Nevala, Päivi Sihvonen & Marjo Vesalainen (eds.). Constructing Identity in Interpersonal Communication / Construction identitaire dans la communication interpersonnelle / Identitätskonstruktion in der interpersonalen Kommunikation. Mémoires de la Société Néophilologique de Helsinki LXXXI. Helsinki: Société Néophilologique, 215-226. (2010)

Austrian dialect as a metonymic device: A toolkit for gathering empirical evidence. 34th International LAUD Symposium - Cognitive Sociolinguistics: Language Variation in its Structural, Conceptual and Cultural Dimensions. Essen: LAUD. (2010)

Navigating Maps: Review and personal commentary on Ron Scollon’s (2003) 'The Dialogist in a Positivist World'. eVox 4/1, Special Issue in Honor of Ron Scollon. (2010)

Dialect Death by Concentration: Glide-Fronted /aw/ in Smith Island Adolescent Speech. eVox 1/1. (2007)

Language News in Review: UNESCO and the Quest for Cultural Diversity. Language Policy 5:209-218. (2006)

'Y'all Come Back Now, Y'Hear!?' - Language Attitudes in the United States towards Southern American English. VIEWS 10/2:56-68. (2001)

'The Premonition' by Joyce Carol Oates. Published online in collaboration with the University of San Franciso, CA. (1998)


Presentations

Invited presentations:

Young researchers' workshop, held at the Association for Language Awareness (ALA) 2016 Conference, WU Vienna, July 19, 2016 (with Marie-Luise Pitzl).

Methodologien in der variationistischen Sprachlandschaftsforschung (Variationist Linguistic Landscape Study). Presentation, Department of Romance Studies, University of Vienna, May 2, 2016.

Mixed methods in der Soziolinguistik. Keynote presentation, 'Interdisziplinärer Datenworkshop im Rahmen des Projekts VAMUS', University of Salzburg, November 27-28, 2015.

'English in the linguistic landscape of Vienna, Austria (ELLViA)': Outline, methods, status, and implications. Presentation, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), November 5, 2015.

English in the linguistic landscape of Vienna, Austria (ELLViA) – Presentation of the project, its rationale, and methods. Presentation and workshop, German Study Abroad Program of Emory University (USA), Vienna, July 14, 2015.


Doing 'speaking the non/standard' in the media – with sociolinguists in hot pursuit. Plenary at the conference Taal & Tongval 2014 – (De)standardisation in Europe: qualitative and quantitative approaches, Universiteit Gent, November 28, 2014.

Attitüden und ihre Konzeption im Interesse einer methodisch integrierten Forschung. Paper presented at the Interdisciplinary methodology workshop for the project VAMUS, University of Innsbruck, September 25-26, 2014.

Das Phänomen 'Speaker Design' - Zur kommunikationsstrategischen Verwendung von soziolinguistischer Variation. Paper presented at the 'Linguistikzirkel', Vienna University of Economics and Business, March 11, 2014.


Tracing occurrences and functions of English in the cityscape of Vienna, Austria. Paper presented at the second meeting of the Sociolinguistic Forum, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, May 8, 2013.

Strategic codeswitching from an evolutionary perspective. Paper presented at the NatSide Research Group Memetics Workshop, University of Vienna, December 7, 2012.

Sprachvariation und Sprachevaluation – eine methodische Zusammenschau. Paper presented at the symposium 'Sprechen über Sprache', University of Basel, Switzerland, January 19-20, 2012.

'Speaker Design': Language variation as a contextualization device. Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic, December 3, 2010.


Attitudes and English accents. Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, February 10, 2010.

Research and Fieldwork in Sociolinguistics: Workshop. Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, February 24, 2010.

Austrian language attitudes and language use: Exploring intertextual links. Paper presented at the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics (FLL) Graduate Colloquium, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, March 15, 2007.


Conference presentations:

An integrated theory of language attitudes for mixed methods research. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 21, University of Murcia, Spain, June 15-18, 2016.

'Transgressive' signs in the LL of Vienna, Austria. Paper presented at the 8th Linguistic Landscapes International Workshop, Liverpool, UK, April 27-29, 2016 (with Christina Schuster).

Variationist LL study and the question of the survey area: a report from the project 'English in the linguistic landscape of Vienna, Austria' (ELLViA). Paper presented at the 37th International LAUD Symposium, Landau, Germany, April 4–6, 2016.

Towards a canon of variables in quantitative LL research. Paper presented at the 37th International LAUD Symposium, Landau, Germany, April 4–6, 2016 (with H. Will Amos).

English in the linguistic landscape of Vienna, Austria (ELLViA) - outline and rationale of a new project. Linguistic Landscape 7, University of California at Berkeley, May 7-9, 2015.

Speaker/Author Design from the perspective of synchronic linguistics. Paper presented at the conference 'WW_HistSlx 2015 - Strategies of Language Variation: Transcultural Perspectives', within the Cooperation Network Sociolinguistic Forum, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, April 24-25, 2015.

Das Projekt 'English in the linguistic landscape of Vienna, Austria (EllViA)'. Poster presented at the 41st Österreichische Linguistiktagung (ÖLT), Vienna University of Economics and Business, December 6-8, 2014.

How Speaker Design shapes linguistic landscapes: A Viennese case study. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 20, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, June 15-18, 2014.

Exploring Austrian digital residents’ communication habits, skills and needs as resources for tertiary (English) language teaching. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 20, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, June 15-18, 2014 (with Marlene Miglbauer).

Englisch in der Wiener Sprachlandschaft - eine soziolinguistische Studie zur Sprachwahl auf öffentlichen Schildern aus der Perspektive von RezipientInnen. Paper presented at the 40. Österreichische Linguistiktagung (ÖLT), Universität Salzburg, November 22-24, 2013.

Speaker evaluation as a speech event: A social constructionist recast of experimental research on 'language attitudes' and its implications. Paper presented at the International Congress of Linguists (ICL) 19, Geneva, Switzerland, July 21-27, 2013.

Investigating Austrians' differentiation of 'English' vs. 'German' via speech perception elicitation. Paper presented at the conference 'Language and Super-diversity: Explorations and interrogations', University of Jyväskylä, Finland, June 5-7, 2013.

'Matched guise technique' vs. 'Open guise technique' in the elicitation of language attitudes: Insights from a comparative study. Paper presented at Experimental Approaches to Perception and Production of Language Variation (ExAPP) 2, University of Copenhagen, March 20-22, 2013.

The matched (dis)guise technique and its alternative, the ‘open guise’. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 19, Freie Universität Berlin, August 21-24, 2012.

Exploring situations of ELF use via ethnographic 'nexus analysis': Some data from an international consulting context. Paper presented at the Fifth International Conference on English as a Lingua Franca (ELF 5), Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, May 24-26, 2012 (with Kathrin Kordon).

Zum Phänomen ‚speaker design‘ im österreichischen Deutsch. Paper presented at the conference 'Deutsch in Österreich: Theoretische und empirische Aspekte der Variationslinguistik und Mehrsprachigkeitsforschung', Vienna, April 19-21, 2012.

Methodological issues in speech perception elicitation. Paper presented at NWAV 40, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, October 27-30, 2011.

Language attitudes towards English accents in Oman. Paper presented at the 16th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA), Bejing, China, August 23-28, 2011.

Conversational contextualization from a cognitive sociolinguistic perspective. Paper presented at 'i-mean@UWE2 Context and Meaning Conference', University of the West of England, Bristol, April 13-15, 2011.

Experimental methods for eliciting Austrian listeners' dialect perceptions – a critical reflection. Paper presented at 'Experimental Approaches to Perception and Production of Language Variation (ExAPP2010)', University of Groningen, November 11-12, 2010.

Matched-guise experimentation as a speech event: A recast and its implications. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 18, University of Southampton, September 1-4, 2010.

Standard-dialect shifts as a face-aggravating strategy in Austrian TV discourse. Paper presented at the 5th International Symposium on Politeness, University of Basel, June 30-July 2, 2010.

Austrian dialect as a metonymic device: A toolkit for gathering empirical evidence. Paper presented at the 34th International LAUD Symposium 'Cognitive Sociolinguistics', Landau in der Pfalz, Germany, March 15–18, 2010.

Intonationskontur als perzeptuelles Unterscheidungsmerkmal im österreichischen Deutsch. Paper presented at the 37. Österreichische Linguistiktagung (ÖLT), Universität Salzburg, December 5-7, 2009 (with Zhaleh Feizollahi).

Style-shifting as an interactional resource for Other-positioning in Austrian TV political discussions. Paper presented at 'Dialogic Language Use 2: Constructing Identity in Interpersonal Communication', Helsinki, Finland, August 19-21, 2009.

Intonation as a factor in Austrian listeners' perceptions of standard-dialect shifting: Experimental approach and socio-phonetic analysis. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE), University of Copenhagen, June 25-27, 2009 (with Zhaleh Feizollahi).

Austrian listeners' perceptions of standard-dialect shifting: An experimental approach. Poster presented at the workshop 'Production, Perception, Attitude' (PPA), Leuven, Belgium, April 2-3, 2009.

Zur Wechselbeziehung zwischen Sprachgebrauch und Spracheinstellungen in Österreich. Paper presented at the 36. Österreichische Linguistiktagung (ÖLT), Wien, December 5-8, 2008.

Language attitudes <> Language use: Two case studies and their implications. Paper presented at Sociolinguistics Symposium 17, Amsterdam, April 3-5, 2008.

Austrian listeners' perceptions of style-shifting: an experimental approach and socio-phonetic analysis. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 36, University of Pennsylvania, October 11-14, 2007 (with Zhaleh Feizollahi).

Investigating Listeners' Perception of Austrian Standard-Dialect Shifts As a Basis for Discourse Analysis. Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Annual Conference, Costa Mesa, California, April 21-24, 2007.
 
On the Strategic Use of Dialect in Austrian TV Political Discussions. Paper presented at the 81st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), Anaheim, California, January 4-7, 2007.

Investigating the Dialogic Relationship of Language Attitudes and Speaker Design. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 35, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, November 9-12, 2006.

Interactional Functions of Standard-Dialect Switching in Austrian TV Political Discussions. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 16, Limerick, Ireland, July 6-8, 2006.

The Joint Construction of Friendship. Paper presented at 'The Language and Identity Tapestry' conference of the Georgetown Linguistics Society, Georgetown University, February 18-20, 2005.

Dialect Death by Concentration: Glide-Fronted /au/ in Smith Island Adolescent Speech. Paper presented at  the Sociolinguistics Symposium 15, Newcastle, UK, April 1-4, 2004.

War at the Gas Pump: A Nexus Approach. Paper presented at the 102nd Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, November 18-23, 2003. (Panel Organizer, 'Toward an Activist Ethnography of Communication: Nexus Analysis')

On Country-Boying and Other Ways to Not Get a Job. Paper presented at the SouthEastern Conference on Linguistics (SECOL) LXVIII, Georgetown University, April 11-13, 2003.


Science-to-Public activities:

"Anglizismen: WTF?" - Blog entry by Stefan Schallert on 'Schrödingers Katze', based on an interview with me, July 11, 2016.


"(Englisch) studieren an der Universität Wien". Introductory workshop for students of the Vienna Polgargymnasium, June 29, 2016.

"'Englisch ist jung und cool, Dialekt klingt so nach Goldhaubengruppe': Spracheinstellungen und ihre Auswirkungen im Alltag". Public presentation and discussion in the course of the 'Campus Festival' celebrating the University of Vienna's 650th anniversary, June 14, 2015.

"So wurde Englisch zur Weltsprache". Radio interview, Ö3 Wecker (ORF), May 6, 2014.

"Soziolinguistik: Dialekt dient zum 'Owischoassln'". Interview-based article about my dissertation research, written by Veronika Schmidt, Die Presse, October 13, 2008.