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Professur für Sprachgebrauch und Migration


Professurinhaberin: Prof. Dr. Britta Schneider

Forschungsschwerpunkte / Research Interests

  • Language, Migration and Globalization
  • Language Diversity, Language Contact
  • Language Ideology Research and the Social Indexicality of Language
  • The Materiality of Language
  • Language in Transnational Settings (Music, Dance, Literature, Digital Space, Consumption)
  • Language and the Creation of Public Space 
  • Language Policy
  • Language and Gender


Video archive 
Lectures and presentations organised by the Chair for Languge Use and Migration are recorded and available in our media portal. 

AI-Technology as Interactional Human Culture. Language, Data Practice and Social Struggle

March 30 & 31 2023, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) // Hybrid event

Watch the talks from:

  • Emily M. Bender (University of Washington)
  • Felix do Carmo (University of Surrey)
  • Gabriela Chronis (University of Texas)
  • Alicia Fuentes-Calle (University of York)
  • Michela Gargiulo (TU Dresden)
  • Tim Hector (University of Siegen)
  • Andreas Hepp (University of Bremen)
  • Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (University of Applied Sciences in Konin, Poland)
  • Nina Markl (University of Edinburgh)
  • Joanna Rączaszek-Leonardi (University of Warsaw) 


Unthinking Language: Paths Towards Posthumanist Understandings of Human Interaction

March 30 & 31 2023, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Watch the talks from:

  • Stephen Cowley (University of Southern Denmark)
  • Marie-Theres Fester-Seeger (European University Viadrina)
  • Miriam Lind (European University Viadrina)
  • Erez Levon (University of Bern)
  • Alastair Pennycook (University of Technology Sydney)
  • Crispin Thurlow (University of Bern)
  • Carmel Vaisman (Tel Aviv University)
  • Michele Zappavigna (University of New South Wales)



Viadrina Languaging Winter School:
Methods in Studying Language as Multilingual, Embodied and Mediated Practice

10-12th January 2024, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Viadrina Winter School 2024

The Linguistics Department at European University Viadrina invites applicants for a PhD winter school. The Viadrina Languaging Winter School will take place from 10th to 12th January 2024 at Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, in the vicinity of Berlin. In the tradition of culturally-oriented language research at European University Viadrina, our winter school teaches methods that allow to study language as an interactive, socially embedded and multimodal cultural practice. In line with current posthumanist language theory (Schneider & Heyd to appear) and embodied multimodality (Müller 2018; Müller & Kappelhoff 2018), “coconstructions” (Fernández-Villanueva & Jungbluth 2016), and border thinking (Höfler 2020), we question body/mind dualisms and understand language as languaging, that is, as “everyday multimodal communicative acts” (De Meulder and Kusters et al. 2019), which bring about meaning and social relationships.



  • 11.1. Thursday in Auditorium Maximum (AM) 02
  • 12.1. Friday in Auditorium Maximum (AM) 104

Schneider, Britta. 2022. "Multilingualism and AI – the regimentation of language in the age of digital capitalism." Signs and Society 10.3: 262-287.
Schneider, Britta. 2022. "Posthumanism and the role of orality and literacy in language ideologies in Belize." World Englishes 41.
Britta Schneider & Heyd, Theresa. 2021. Bloomsbury World Englishes: Paradigms. London: Bloomsbury.
Schneider, Britta 2021. Von Gutenberg zu Alexa. Posthumanistische Perspektiven auf Sprachideologie. In: Miriam Lind (Eds.), Mensch - Tier - Maschine (327-346). Bielefeld: transcript Verlag.
Schneider, Britta. 2021. "Beyond container models of cultural space – Belizean teenagers’ representations of language as display of heterodox geopolitical knowledge." Journal of Postcolonial Linguistics (Special Issue: Popular Geopolitics) 5

Wintersemester 23/24
  • Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (BA, Tue 18-20)
  • Standardising and Policing Language – From National Norms to Digital Struggles (MA, Tue 9.30-11)
  • Forschungskolloquium - Language in Society (MA, Tue 11-13)
  • Kulturwissenschaftliche Linguistik – Theorien und Methoden (MA, Wed 9.30-11 --- TERMINÄNDERUNG)

  • Language and Smartphones (BA, Thu 9:15-10:45) - Didem Leblebici, M.A.
  • Fashion Discourse (BA, Thu 14-15:30) - Kateryna Pilyarchuk, M.A., M.A.
Sprechzeiten finden bis auf Weiteres online statt.
Für die Uhrzeiten und den Link, sehen Sie bitte unter Lehre nach.
Apply for the Languaging Winter School!
10-12th January 2024, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) 

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