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Research Interests

Multilingualism and language contact; language variation and change; lesser used languages (Yiddish and Low German).

General

I graduated from Hamburg University, completed a two year long teachers training course and was awarded the degree of Dr phil (PhD equivalent) in Linguistics from Hamburg University. For my PhD I analysed spoken modern Yiddish. My research since then focuses on multilingualism and language contact, language and globalization, lesser used languages (Yiddish and Low German).

Teaching Activity

  • Sociolinguistics

  • Introduction to language and communication
  • Multilingualism and globalization

  • Discourse analysis

  • Language contact and globalisation (MA level)

  • Introduction to Yiddish language and culture

Administrative Roles

Dean of Aston Graduate School

Contact Details

Room: MB 742b
Phone: +44 (0)121 204 3787
Email:  g.k.reershemius@aston.ac.uk

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Research Output 2001 2018

Lamppost networks *: Stickers as a genre in urban semiotic landscapes

Reershemius, G. K., 27 Jul 2018, In : Social semiotics. 29, 5, p. 622-644

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Semiotics
semiotics
genre
Communication
communication
Open Access
File
Jew
speaking
twentieth century
linguistics
language

Multilingual Repertoire Management and Illocutionary Functions in Yiddish Signage in Manchester

Reershemius, G. K., Matras, Y. & Gaiser, L., 1 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Pragmatics. 135, p. 53-70

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Linguistics
linguistics
language
management
activation
Research Methods
Statistical package
Guidance
Coverage
Series

The German-speaking world: A practical introduction to sociolinguistic issues, second edition

Stevenson, P., Horner, K., Langer, N. & Reershemius, G., 2 Oct 2017, Taylor & Francis. 176 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

sociolinguistics
edition
speaking
textbook
language change

Thesis

Bilingual practices in Ghanaian primary schools: implications for curriculum design and educational practice

Author: Yevudey, E., 13 May 2017

Supervisor: Reershemius, G. K. (Supervisor) & Grieve, J. W. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

Metaphors in spoken academic discourse in german and english

Author: Thiele, K., 19 Dec 2013

Supervisor: Reershemius, G. K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File
File

Teaching and learning German language and culture in higher education in Britain: problems, challenges and didactical implications. A case study

Author: Jaworska, S., 2007

Supervisor: Reershemius, G. K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

The linguistic impact of migration: the case of Albanian immigrant children in Greece

Author: Sarri, U., 2016

Supervisor: Reershemius, G. K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

Activities 2014 2014

  • 1 Participation in conference
  • 1 Publication peer-review
  • 1 Invited talk

Deutsch als Fremdsprache (Journal)

Gertrud Reershemius (Peer reviewer)
2014

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Valuing community languages

Gertrud Reershemius (Participant)
2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Computervermittelte Kommunikation und Niederdeutsch?

Gertrud Reershemius (Speaker)
23 May 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk