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Personal profile

Research Interests

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


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

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

    Reershemius, G. K., 1 Jan 2019, In : Social semiotics. 29, 5, p. 622-644 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Open Access
  • 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
  • Open Access
  • Activities

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

    Computervermittelte Kommunikation und Niederdeutsch?

    Gertrud Reershemius (Speaker)

    23 May 2014

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Valuing community languages

    Gertrud Reershemius (Participant)


    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Deutsch als Fremdsprache (Journal)

    Gertrud Reershemius (Peer reviewer)


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