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Personal profile

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

Semiotic Rural Landscapes and the Performance of Community in Villages. A Case Study from Low German-Speaking Northern Germany

Reershemius, G. K., 7 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Linguistic Landscape.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

    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