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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 studies & research at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany (2000-2001; 2002-2003)
M.A. dual degree German and History, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic (1998, Summa Cum Laude)
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I have been teaching German at the university level since 1998. My academic focus is German linguistics, and my language research includes descriptive linguistics -- primarily language change (Sprachwandel), language contacts and language conflicts.

Why do I like German? For its structure, and because I find German language to be very playful and creative.

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)

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