Mag. Veronika Thir

Consultation hours: SS 18: Thu 14-15 (tbc) (2nd floor, room 22A)
Vorlesungsfreie Zeit: by appointment

Summer term 2018
122052 PS PS Linguistics - Phonetics and phonology
Summer term 2017
Thir, V, What happens when ELF users try to understand each other’s accents?, 2017, Web publication, https://elfpron.wordpress.com/2017/08/22/elf10-thir/.

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.


Thir, V 2015, Implications of English as a Lingua Franca for pronunciation teaching in teacher education. in J Levis, R Mohammed, M Qian & Z Zhou (eds), Proceedings of the 6th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference. Iowa State University, Ames, IA, pp. 243-252.

CV

• currently (since March 2015): university assistant, Phd student
• SS 2013: ERASMUS exchange student, Université Catholique de l'Ouest (Angers, France)
• 2010-2014: Student tutor at the Department of English, University of Vienna
• 2008-2014: Mag.phil., English and French studies, University of Vienna

Research interests

• English as a lingua franca (ELF)
• Intelligibility
• L2 pronunciation (& teacher education)
• Sociolinguistics (esp. phonetic/phonological variation)

Publications

• 2017. "What happens when ELF users try to understand each other’s accents?". (Guest post on ELF Pronunciation: Ideas for teachers and students interested in pronunciation and listening for English as a Lingua Franca, 22 August 2017). https://elfpron.wordpress.com/2017/08/22/elf10-thir/(29 August 2017).

• 2016a. "Rethinking pronunciation teaching in teacher education from an ELF perspective". VIEWS 25, 1-28. (available at http://anglistik.univie.ac.at/fileadmin/user_upload/dep_anglist/weitere_Uploads/Views/VIEWS_2016_25.3_Thir.pdf)

• 2016b. with Elizabeth J. Erling, Claudio Schekulin, Barbara Seidlhofer & Henry G. Widdowson. "I English Language, Section 12: English as a lingua franca". The Year's Work in English Studies 95, 130-169. (available at http://ywes.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/04/12/ywes.maw018.full.pdf?keytype=ref&ijkey=Y8o2CQbZXSCbX5e)

• 2015. "Implications of English as a Lingua Franca for pronunciation teaching in teacher education". In Levis, J.; Mohammed, R.; Qian, M.; Zhou, Z. (eds). Proceedings of the 6th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference (ISSN 2380-9566), Santa Barbara, CA (pp. 243-252). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

• 2014. "PPOCS 1 revisited: Exploring the implications of ELF for English pronunciation teaching". Unpublished MA thesis, University of Vienna. (available at http://othes.univie.ac.at/34801/)

Presentations

• 2017a. "Acoustic, co- and contextual information in understanding spoken English as a lingua franca (ELF): insights from instances of miscommunication". ComCog 2017 (Communication and Cognition - Miscommunication: getting lost in language(s)), University of Fribourg, Fribourg (Switzerland), 8-10 February 2017.

• 2017b. "The role of co- and contextual cues in understanding ELF accents". ELF and Changing English: 10th Anniversary Conference of English as a Lingua Franca, University of Helsinki, Helsinki (Finland), 12-15 June 2017.

• 2017c. "Understanding ELF accents: do context and co-text help?". AILA-Europe Junior Researcher Meeting in Applied Linguistics, University of Vienna, Vienna (Austria), 6-8 September 2017.
 
• 2016. "Conceptualizations of intelligibility in ELF research". The 9th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca, Universitat de Lleida, Lleida (Spain), 27-29 June 2016.
 
• 2015a. "ELF & English pronunciation teaching: a critical approach to pronunciation teaching in non-native language teacher education". The 8th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca, Beijing (China), 25-27 August 2015.

• 2015b. "Handling the heterogeneity: English as a lingua franca and the teaching of pronunciation". Changing English 2015, University of Helsinki, Helsinki (Finland), 8-10 June 2015.

• 2014. "Implications of English as a lingua franca for pronunciation teaching in teacher education". Poster presentation, 6th Annual Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, University of California, Santa Barbara (CA), 5-6 September 2014.

• 2012. "You know wha[t̬] I'm saying: T-voicing in English as a lingua franca". 5th Austrian Students' Conference of Linguistics (5. ÖSKL), Department of English, Vienna (Austria), 16-18 November 2012.

The role of co- and contextual cues in understanding ELF accents

Thir, V. (Speaker)
2017

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


Understanding ELF accents: do context and co-text help?

Thir, V. (Speaker)
2017

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


Conceptualizations of intelligibility in ELF research

Thir, V. (Speaker)
27 Jun 2016

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution



Handling the heterogeneity: English as a lingua franca and the teaching of pronunciation

Thir, V. (Speaker)
10 Jun 2015

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution



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