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Matthias Fingerhuth

Development of a National Variety: Morphosyntactic Variation in Swiss Standard German

Although the word "standard" suggests unformity, there is considerable regional variation in present day Standard German. The dissertation contrasts Swiss and German Standard German throughout the 20th century to research the historical development of this variation with a particular focus on Switzerland.

Universität: University of Texas at Austin (USA)
Aufenthalt an der Viadrina: 06/2016 - 07/2016

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Yan Ara Friedland


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Nuria Barranca Flores


"Pragmatic functions of definite and indefinite descriptions in Spanish press news" 

Definite and indefinite descriptions can be used in press news to refer to particular entities or events. This PhD project, based on the relevance-theoretic framework,  explains how the mode of presentation carried by descriptions guides the interpretation of utterances in press news.

Universität: University of Oviedo (Spanien)
Aufenthalt an der Viadrina: 09/2015 - 12/2015


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Antonieta Heyden


Inhabitants of Babel: Memories and stories of Brazilian bilingual school teachers.

The research focuses on the trajectories of a specific group of Brazilian teachers of Portuguese in international and bilingual schools located in the city of São Paulo, and it intends to analyze how they discursively represent their own professional identities and practices.

Universität: Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brasilien)
Aufenthalt an der Viadrina: 09/2015 - 11/2015