Senior Instructor 1, German and Linguistics

Office: 541-737-8679

Kidder Hall

Kidder Hall M112

2000 SW Campus Way

2000 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Ph.D. German Linguistics, Charles University of Prague, Czech Republic (2007)
Post graduate study & research fellowships at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany (2000-2001, 2002-2003)
M.A. dual degree in German and History, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic (1998)

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Dr. Adela Hall came to OSU in 2015 with a Ph.D. in German Linguistics from the Charles University of Prague and more than 15 years of German instruction at universities in central Europe. Her academic focus is language variation and change in German. In her research she seeks to better understand the sociological factors affecting language contacts and language conflicts including language policy, and she investigates the forces that shape language use.

Dr. Hall teaches all levels of German at OSU. She designed and developed linguistics courses within the German program, and she is one of the founding faculty members of a new Linguistics program at OSU.

Practicing and living in a trilingual environment at home is a permanent source of language contacts and conflicts on the micro level. In my free time I enjoy being active outdoors with my family. Nordic skiing and mountain biking are my favorite sports.

Affiliated with: 
Sch Lang, Culture & Soc
Courses Taught: 

German language sequence (First through Fourth Year German)
German Culture – Language and Identity (GER 332)
German Pronunciation and Phonetics & Language Varieties (GER 351)
Selected Topics in German Culture – Language Change (GER 339)