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REGINA ZIELEKE

 

As a linguist, I work towards understanding language in its complexity involving form, meaning, and context. I fell in love with this research field, its nerdy discussions, its scholars, and its variety of questions no one else would ask during my graduate studies. I enjoy being a part of this by asking those questions myself and passing on to students the knowledge already gained.

 

ABOUT ME

My research interests are at the semantics-pragmatics interface concerning in particular discourse coherence, information structure, contrast in discourse, and contrastive discourse connectives.

Of course, I love exploring new linguistic questions and topics, but also new food, people, and places. For me, a perfect end of a working day involves a good book or movie accompanied with a good wine and dear people.

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ACADEMIC CAREER AND EDUCATION

Most recent positions

October 2019 - ongoing

RESEARCHER AND LECTURER, UNIVERSITY OF TÜBINGEN

Research on contrastive discourse connectives and discourse structure, cooperation with the team around Claudia Maienborn at the Institute of German Language and Literatures, and teaching two semester periods per week.

November 2015 - June 2019

PHD,
UNIVERSITY OF COLOGNE

PhD in German Philology (Linguistics) at the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne: Contrast in discourse. Empirical evidence from six German contrastive discourse connectives. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Klaus von Heusinger and Prof. apl. Dr. Carla Umbach. Grade: Magna cum laude (1,0).

April 2017 - September 2019

RESEARCHER AND LECTURER, UNIVERSITY OF COLOGNE

Research on contrastive discourse connectives (PhD), cooperation with the team around Klaus von Heusinger at the Department for German language and linguistics, and teaching two semester periods per week.

September 2016 - June 2017

LECTURER, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Lecturer for German language at Pembroke College with 8 supervisions per week (undergraduate students), visiting student for semantics and pragmatics.

 

RESEARCH

 

TEACHING

My goal is to teach students a general understanding of the German language and linguistics. It has been my experience that this works best when the students feel valued and supported and when they can contribute by comparing and transferring knowledge.

 

NEWS

 

TÜBINGEN, HERE WE GO!

New academic year, new chapter in my career:
As of October 2019 I am PostDoc at the Institute of German Language and Literatures in Tübingen in the team of Claudia Maienborn. I am thrilled to be working with these impressive and cordial people at this excellent university!

Last updated: October 2019

 
 

©2019 by Regina Zieleke.