Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Barbara Seidlhofer
T: +43-1-4277-42442

Consultation hours: Please note that I will be on sabbatical in the summer term 2018.
This means that I will not be teaching any courses, and am generally not taking on any new supervision and examination commitments before the autumn. I will of course continue to be available for students whose doctoral research projects and diploma / MA theses I am already supervising. I will also be conducting those final examinations that have already been agreed upon and offering office hours spread out over the summer term; the dates of the latter will be announced on my homepage.
If you have questions or want to make an appointment, please contact <judith.brockmann@univie.ac.at>.

Next office hours:
Thursday, 22 March, 2:15-3:30pm
Wednesday, 11 April, 4-5pm
Wednesday, 9 May, 4-5pm

Winter term 2017
120228 SE MA Seminar - Focus: Applied Linguistics / Linguistics Seminar - Learners vs. users? ‘Grammar hotspots’ in Learner English and English as a Lingua Franca communication
124015 VK BEd 09.2: VK Linguistics for Language Teachers - Exploring ‘communicative competence’ in ELT
Summer term 2017
120229 SE Linguistics Seminar / MA applied linguistics & TEFL - Concepts of Competence
128543 SE PhD Seminar
Seidlhofer, B & Widdowson, HG 2017, 'Competence, capability and virtual language' Lingue e Linguaggi, vol 2017, no. 24, pp. 23-36.

Seidlhofer, B 2017, English as a Lingua Franca and Multilingualism. in J Cenoz, D Gorter & S May (eds), Language Awareness and Multilingualism . Encyclopedia of Language and Education, Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 391-404.

Seidlhofer, B 2017, Standard English and the dynamics of ELF variation. in J Jenkins, W Baker & M Dewey (eds), The Routledge handbook of English as a lingua franca. Routledge handbooks in applied linguistics, Routledge, London, pp. 85-100.



Seidlhofer, B 2016, ELF: English in a global context. in K Murata (ed.), Exploring ELF in Japanese Academic and Business Contexts: Conceptualization, research and pedagogic implications. Routledge, Abingdon and New York, pp. 17 - 28.

Erling, E, Schekulin, C, Thir, V, Seidlhofer, B & Widdowson, HG 2016, 'I English Language, Section 12: English as a lingua franca' The Year's Work in English Studies, vol 95, no. 1, pp. 130-169.


Seidlhofer, B 2015, ELF-informed Pedagogy: from Code-fixation towards Communicative Awareness. in P Vettorel (ed.), New Frontiers in Teaching and Learning English. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 19-30, New Frontiers in Teaching and Learning English, Verona , Italy, 15/02/13.

Dorn, N, Schekulin, C, Santner, A & Seidlhofer, B 2015, Research Perspectives on English as a Lingua Franca. in S Coelsch-Foisner & H Schendl (eds), Contact and Conflict in English Studies. vol. 104, Peter Lang, pp. 57-88.

Seidlhofer, B 2015 'The Global Significance of ELF' WASEDA Working Papers in ELF (English as a Lingua Franca), pp. 28-36.




Seidlhofer, B 2013, Corpus Analysis of English as a Lingua Franca. in CA Chapelle (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester. DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0243


Hülmbauer, C & Seidlhofer, B 2013, English as a Lingua Franca in European Multilingualism. in A-C Berthoud , F Grin & G Lüdi (eds), Exploring the Dynamics of Multilingualism : the DYLAN project. vol. 2, Multilingualism and diversity management, vol. 2, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam, pp. 387-406.

Seidlhofer, B, Stegu, M & Winkler, R 2013, Fremdsprachenunterricht an Universitäten, Fachhochschulen und Pädagogischen Hochschulen. in E Vetter & R De Cillia (eds), Sprachenpolitik in Österrich: Bestandsaufnahme 2011. vol. 40, Sprache im Kontext , Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., Frankfurt am Main , pp. 175-201.

Seidlhofer, B 2013, Hegemonie oder Handlungsspielraum? English als Lingua Franca in der Wissenschaft. in R Neck, H Schmidinger & S Weigelin-Schwiedrzik (eds), Kommunikation - Objekt und Agens von Wissenschaft . vol. 16, Wissenschaft. Bildung. Politik. , vol. 16, Böhlau Verlag, pp. 178-185.


Seidlhofer, B 2013, Pronunciation teaching. in M Byram (ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning . Routledge, London and New York, pp. 560-564.

Seidlhofer, B 2012, Corpora and English as a Lingua Franca. in K Hyland, CM Huat & M Handford (eds), Corpus Applications in Applied Linguistics. Continuum International Publishing Group, London and New York, pp. 135-149.


Seidlhofer, B 2012, Preface. in English Lingua Franca : Contexts, Strategies and International Relations: Papers from a conference held at Ca'Foscari University of Venice, October 2011. Cafoscarina, pp. 11-12.


Seidlhofer, B 2011, Conceptualizing "English" for a multilingual Europe. in A De Houwer & A Wilton (eds), English in Europe today: sociocultural and educational perspectives. John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam and Philadelphia, pp. 133-146.

Schendl, H & Seidlhofer, B 2011, In aller Munde: Englisch als europäische Verkehrssprache. in P Cichon & M Mitterauer (eds), Europasprachen. Böhlau Verlag, Wien, pp. 61-76.

Seidlhofer, B, Oesterreicher, W & Ehlich, K, Spricht die Wissenschaft bald nur noch Englisch?, 2011, Television show.

Seidlhofer, B 2011, Understanding English as a Lingua Franca. Oxford Applied Linguistics, Oxford University Press, Oxford.


Seidlhofer, B 2010, DYLAN - Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity. Forschungsprogramm und Fragestellungen eines Verbundprojektes. in C Hülmbauer, E Vetter & H Böhringer (eds), Mehrsprachigkeit aus der Perspektive zweier EU-Projekte DYLAN meets LINEE. Sprache im Kontext , vol. 34, Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., pp. 59-72.

Facchinetti, R, Crystal, D & Seidlhofer, B (eds) 2010, From International to Local English - And Back Again. Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften.


Seidlhofer, B & Widdowson, HG 2009, Accommodation and the Idiom Principle in English as a Lingua Franca. in K Murata (ed.), Global Englishes in Asian contexts : current and future debates. 1 edn, Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 26-39.


Seidlhofer, B & Widdowson, HG 2009, Conformity and creativity in ELF and learner English. in M Albl-Mikasa, S Braun & S Kalina (eds), Dimensionen der Zweitsprachenforschung/Dimensions of Second Language Research. Narr Verlag, pp. 93-108.

Seidlhofer, B 2009, ELF findings: form and function. in A Mauranen & E Ranta (eds), English as a Lingua Franca: Studies and findings. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 37-59.

Seidlhofer, B 2009, English as a lingua franca and communities of practice. in J Jenkins (ed.), World Englishes. 2 edn, Routledge, pp. 206-214.

Knapp, K, Seidlhofer, B & Widdowson, HG (eds) 2009, Handbook of Foreign Language Communication and Learning. Walter de Gruyter.



Seidlhofer, B, Widdowson, HG & Knapp, K 2009, Introduction. Developing foreign language communication: Principles and practices. in B Seidlhofer & K Knapp (eds), Handbook of Foreign Language Communication and Learning. Walter de Gruyter, pp. 1-18.

Seidlhofer, B, Furch, E & Allgäuer-Hackl, E 2009, LehrerInnenbildung und Mehrsprachigkeit. in ÖS-K-Z & BFUKUK (eds), Sprachenkonferenz 2008: Unsere Gesellschaft ist mehrsprachig - unsere Bildung auch? Maßnahmen für ein Gesamtkonzept sprachlicher Bildung in Österreich. Konferenzbericht. ÖSZ Fokus, Österreichisches Sprachen-Kompetenz-Zentrum, pp. 22-28.

Seidlhofer, B, Berns, M, Yano, Y & Modiano, M 2009, Perspectives on English as a lingua franca. in T Hoffmann & L Siebers (eds), World Englishes - Problems, Properties and Prospects. Selected papers from the 13th IAWE Conference. John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 369-384.


Seidlhofer, B & Berns, M (eds) 2009, Symposium: Englishes in World Contexts. World Englishes: journal of English as an international and intranational language, vol. 28, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.



Seidlhofer, B 2008, Standard Future or Half-Baked Quackery. Descriptive and Pedagogic Bearings on the Globalisation of English. in C Gnutzmann & F Intemann (eds), The Globalisation of English and the English Language Classroom. 2 edn, Narr Verlag, pp. 159-173.

Hülmbauer, C, Böhringer, H & Seidlhofer, B 2008, The language policy of the DYLAN project. in J Hochgerner & I Cornejová (eds), Communication in international R & D projects. Zentrum für Soziale Innovation, pp. 41-51.

Widdowson, HG & Seidlhofer, B 2008, Visions and delusions. Language proficiency and educational failure. in S Doff, F Klippel & W Huellen (eds), Visions of languages in education. Langenscheidt Verlag, pp. 207-213.


Seidlhofer, B 2007, English as a lingua franca and communities of practice. in S Volk-Birke & J Lippert (eds), Anglistentag 2006 Halle Proceedings. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, pp. 307-318.

Seidlhofer, B & Widdowson, HG 2007, Idiomatic variation and change in English. The idiom principle and its realizations. in S Dollinger, J Hüttner, G Kaltenböck, U Lutzky & U Smit (eds), Tracing English through time: explorations in language variation.. Wilhelm Braumüller Universitätsverlag, pp. 359-374.


Seidlhofer, B 2006, Creative Incompetence. in F Intemann & FG Königs (eds), Ach!texte - Didak-Tick der modernen, unmodernen und außerirdischen Sprachen. Eine etwas andere Festschrift für Claus Gnutzmann zum 60. Geburtstag (und allen weiteren). Verein Z. Förd. D. Aks, pp. 143-160.


Seidlhofer, B 2006, English as a lingua franca in the expanding circle: What it isn't. in M Rubdy & M Saraceni (eds), English in the World: global rules, global roles. Continuum International Publishing Group, London, pp. 40-50.


Widdowson, HG & Seidlhofer, B 2006, Reversions. A Modest Proposal for the Adoption of a Radically Innovative Corpus-based Approach to the Teaching of Poetry in English for Students who have the Misfortune not to be Native Speakers of that Language. in A Fill, G Marko, D Newby & H Penz (eds), Linguists (Don't) Only Talk About It: Essays in Honour of Bernhard Kettemann. Stauffenburg Verlag, pp. 79-92.

Schendl, H, Seidlhofer, B & Widdowson, HG 2003, Weltsprache Englisch - Bedrohung oder Chance? in H-J Krumm & P Cichon (eds), Sprachenvielfalt. Babylonische Sprachverwirrung oder Mehrsprachigkeit als Chance? . StudienVerlag, pp. 269-278.

Since 2005
Full Professor of English Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies, University of Vienna

2001
'Habilitation' (venia legendi, post-doctoral qualification) in English Linguistics, University of Vienna (Habilitation: "English: Native Tongue, Foreign Language, Lingua Franca. An Applied Linguistic Enquiry")

1991
PhD in Applied Linguistics, University of London (PhD Thesis: "Approaches to Summarization: Discourse Analysis and Language Education")

1984
Master of Arts in Language and Literature in Education, University of London, Institute of Education

1982
MA in English and Italian, University of Vienna

Research Interests

  • English as a Lingua Franca: conceptualization, description, and theoretical implications
  • Sociolinguistics: language contact, language variation and change
  • Intercultural communication and 'multilingualism'
  • Corpus linguistics: corpus compilation and computer-aided linguistic analysis
  • Applied linguistic implications of the above, especially with regard to language policy, language teacher education and language pedagogy

Selected research projects

2005 – 2013        Project director, 'Translational Research Project' of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF): The Vienna-Oxford International Corpus of English (VOICE), see: http://www.univie.ac.at/voice

2006-2011           Project director, Work package 4.2. 'Emergent varieties' of the EU project DYLAN (Language dynamics and management of diversity), see:

http://www.dylan-project.org/Dylan_en/home/home.php

Activities

Wiener Sprachgesellschaft (External organisation)

Seidlhofer, B. (Chair)
Apr 2016Apr 2018

Journal of English as a Lingua Franca (Journal)

Seidlhofer, B. (Editor)
2012 → …

Borders and barriers in foreign language education

Seidlhofer, B. (Speaker)
10 Dec 2017

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


English as a Lingua Franca (Panel Chair)

Seidlhofer, B. (Speaker)
6 Sep 20178 Sep 2017

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


English as a Lingua Franca: Why is it so Controversial?

Seidlhofer, B. (Speaker)
29 Aug 2017

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


Exploring English as a lingua franca and its educational significance

Seidlhofer, B. (Speaker), Henry George Widdowson (Speaker)
29 Aug 2017

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


Looking ahead: Prospects for the Study of English as a Lingua Franca

Seidlhofer, B. (Speaker)
27 Aug 2017

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


Taking stock: English and Globalization: the Challenge of Change

Seidlhofer, B. (Speaker)
26 Aug 2017

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


ELF in Prospect. Where do we go from here? (Invited panel)

Seidlhofer, B. (Speaker), Henry George Widdowson (Speaker)
14 Jun 2017

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


Comment to the Lecture "Identities of English: A dynamic emergent scene" by Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk

Seidlhofer, B. (Invited speaker)
18 May 2017

Activity: Science to PublicTalk or oral contribution


Concepts of Competence

Seidlhofer, B. (Invited speaker)
6 Apr 2017

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


ELF in and as local practice

Seidlhofer, B. (Speaker)
19 Mar 2017

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution


Conformist competence or communicative capability?

Seidlhofer, B. (Invited speaker)
6 Mar 2017

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution


(Re) Defining issues in Applied Linguistics, TESOL and SLA

Seidlhofer, B. (Invited speaker)
12 Dec 2016

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution


Language awareness, language regimes and translanguaging in cross-cultural highstakes encounters

Seidlhofer, B. (Invited speaker)
20 Jul 2016

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution


ELF in critical contexts

Seidlhofer, B. (Invited speaker)
28 Jun 2016

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution


Learner corpora, ELF corpora: what's the difference?

Seidlhofer, B. (Keynote speaker)
11 Sep 2015

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution


Real-world implications of ELF

Seidlhofer, B. (Invited speaker)
27 Aug 2015

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution


Standard deviation and English as a Lingua Franca

Seidlhofer, B. (Keynote speaker)
10 Apr 2015

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution


Unauthorized Access. The case of English as a Lingua Franca

Seidlhofer, B. (Invited speaker)
26 Feb 2015

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution



English in Reality - English used as a Lingua Franca in the World

Seidlhofer, B. (Invited speaker)
16 Nov 2014

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution


Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik

Spitalgasse 2, Hof 8 (Campus)
1090 Wien
Room: 3E-O2-12.A

T: +43-1-4277-42442
F: +43-1-4277-842442

barbara.seidlhofer@univie.ac.at