About the Editors

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Dr Katrin Biebighäuser

is Principal of a bilingual elementary school. From 2014 to 2022, she held a Junior Professorship for German as a Foreign Language at the University of Education in Heidelberg. Prior to this, she worked as research assistant at the University of Gießen, where she wrote her PhD thesis on intercultural learning in virtual worlds. Her research interests are in foreign language learning and teaching, mainly in the usage of digital media for foreign language learning, cultural studies and intercultural learning.

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Katrin Biebighäuser

Professor Dr Claus Ehrhardt

Is Professor of German Language and Linguistics in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Urbino in Italy. His main research interests are in the fields of linguistic pragmatics, politeness theory, sociolinguistics, phraseology and intercultural communication.

Professor Dr. Claus Ehrhardt

Associate Professor Dr Klaus Geyer

has been teaching German language and linguistics at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense since 2012. Previous professional posts were the Universities of Erfurt, Bielefeld and Kiel (where he received his doctorate in 2002) and the Pedagogical University of Vilnius (Lithuania). His research and teaching focuses on the functional-typological grammar of German, linguistic variation, language policy and language management, professional communication / LSP, but also on Landeskunde studies and translational topics.

Associate Professor Dr Klaus Geyer

Professor Dr Chris Hall

is Emeritus Professor of German at University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu, having previously taught at the universities of Bonn, Tampere (Finland), Leicester (UK) and Waikato (NZ). His research interests are in the fields of German linguistics and phonetics, language teaching and testing, computer-assisted language learning, and intercultural communication.

Professor Dr. Chris Hall

Professor Dr Joanne Leal

is Professor of German Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. She undertakes research in the area of twentieth- and twenty-first century German literature and film with a particular focus on the representation of significant social issues in the contemporary German novel, including migration and social exclusion.

Professor Dr. Joanne Leal

Associate Professor Dr Melani Schroeter

is Associate Professor in German Linguistics at the University of Reading, UK. Her research interests are in the field of public/political discourse analysis, pragmatics, lexicology and sociolinguistics as well as comparative, cross-linguistic analyses.

Professor Dr. Peter Colliander

Former Editors

Professor Dr Christian Fandrych (Leipzig)
Professor Dr Guido Rings (Cambridge)
Dr Reinhard Tenberg (Cambridge)
Professor Dr Norbert Pachler (London)
Dr Klaus-Dieter Rossade (Milton Keynes)
Professor Dr Nicola Würffel (Leipzig)
Professor Dr Peter Colliander † (Jyväskylä/Copenhagen/Munich)


Associate Professor Dr Uwe Matthias Richter

is Associate Professor and Academic Lead: Distance and Online Learning in Anglia Learning & Teaching, Anglia Ruskin University's Learning and Teaching Unit, UK. His main activities are in policy issues around digital learning, scholarly and pedagogic research, staff development, and projects. His current research interests lie in the field of learning and teaching with particular focus on scholarship of learning and teaching (SoTL) and interdisciplinarity.

Associate Professor Uwe Matthias Richter