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Anna Finzel

Anna Finzel, M.A.

Teaching assistant and PhD candidate

 

Campus Am Neuen Palais
Am Neuen Palais 10
Building 19, Room 4.32
14469 Potsdam

 

consulting hours
By appointment

About

  • 2018: Research stay in Manchester, England
  • 2017: Research stay in Ibadan, Nigeria
  • 2017: Research stay in Delhi, India
  • 2014-2015: International Teaching Professional certificate
  • since 2012: PhD candidate and teaching assistant at the Chair of Development and Variation of the English Language
  • since 2011: B.Sc. in Computational Linguistics at the University of Potsdam
  • 2011: Teaching assistant at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina
  • 2010: Research stay in Hong Kong
  • 2007: Study stay at the University of Sunderland, England
  • 2005-2012: Magistra Artium in Romance and English/American Studies at the University of Potsdam

Research projects

  • PhD thesis: Cultural conceptualisations of gender in British, Indian and Nigerian English: A corpus-based multimodal approach (ongoing)
  • M.A. thesis: English in the Linguistic Landscape of Hong Kong – A Case Study of Shop Signs and Linguistic Competence (completed)

Research interests

  • Cognitive Sociolinguistics
  • Cultural Linguistics
  • World Englishes
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Multimodality
  • Gender and language
  • Lavender Linguistics
  • Research-oriented teaching

Teaching

  • SoSe 2016: Metaphor Variation in Englishes around the World
  • SoSe 2016: Researching the Effect of Social Variables on Language Use
  • SoSe 2016: Introduction to Synchronic Linguistics Pt. 2
  • SoSe 2015: Multimodal Metaphors
  • WiSe 2014/15: Gender Issues in Linguistics
  • WiSe 2010/11: Selbstreflexion und Planung für Romanisten

Conferences organised

  • 2019: Learning from Africa: Equal opportunities for women in academia (supported by the Koordinationsbüro für Chanchengleichheit and Hans-Georg Wolf)
  • 2018:  3rd Workshop on Metaphor Variation in Englishes around the World (assistant to the local organising committee)
  • 2017: Multimodality in Linguistic Research – Workshop series (together with Milene Mendes de Oliveira)
  • 2017: Morphogenesis and Virality of Right Wing Body of Thought in Germany, Italy and France (together with Eva Kimminich, Julius Erdmann, Amir Dizdarevic and Saman Hamdi)
  • 2016: 2nd Workshop on Metaphor Variation in Englishes around the World (together with Milene Mendes de Oliveira)
  • 2015: Verschwörungstheorien in der aktuellen europäischen Krise. Argumentationsstrategien, kognitive Konzepte, Stereotypenbildung und Bildrhetorik (together with Eva Kimminich, Julius Erdmann, Mareen Belloff, Amir Dizdarevic and Saman Hamdi) --> awarded Potsdamer Kongress-Preis 2015
  • 2011: Repräsentation – Virtualität – Praxis: 13. Internationaler Semiotik-Kongress (together with Eva Kimminich, Mara Persello and Julius Erdmann) --> awarded Potsdamer Kongress-Preis 2012

Talks

  • 2019: Contacts and Contrasts, Konin (Poland) --> invited plenary talk (together with Hans-Georg Wolf)
  • 2018: 3rd Workshop on Metaphor Variation in Englishes around the World, Klagenfurt (Austria)
  • 2018: 2nd Cultural Linguistics International Conference, Landau (Germany)
  • 2016: 1st International Conference of Cultural Linguistics, Prato (Italy)
  • 2016: 2nd Workshop on Metaphor Variation in Englishes around the World, Potsdam (Germany)
  • 2015: 13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Newcastle upon Tyne (England)
  • 2015: 1st Workshop on Metaphor Variation in Englishes around the World, Bremen (Germany)
  • 2014: 1st Corpus-based Applied Linguistics Conference, Klagenfurt (Austria)
  • 2013: Werkstattgespräche Centre “Language, Variation, and Migration“, Potsdam (Germany)

Publications

  • Finzel, A. (in progress). Irrelevant, innate, acquired: Homosexuality in British, Indian, and Nigerian English. In H.-G. Wolf, D. Latic, & A. Finzel (eds.), Cultural Conceptualizations and the Structure of Language. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Finzel, A. (fc.). A space for everybody? Conceptualisations of the hijras in Indian English as a showcase for the gendered spaces in Indian society. In F. Sharifian, & M. Sadeghpour (eds.), World Englishes and Cultural Linguistics. Singapore: Springer.
  • Finzel, A., & Wolf, H.-G. (2019). Conceptual metaphors as contact phenomena? The influence of local concepts on source and target domain. In E. Zenner, A. Backus, & E. Winter-Froemel (eds.), Cognitive Contact Linguistics: Placing Usage, Meaning and Mind at the Core of Contact-Induced Variation and Change, pp. 187-211. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Finzel, A., & Wolf, H.-G. (2017). Cultural conceptualizations of gender and homosexuality in British, Indian, and Nigerian English. Cognitive Linguistic Studies 4(1), 110–130.
  • Finzel, A. (2016). Multimodal Metaphors in Films: PEOPLE ARE ANIMALS as a Gendered Conceptualization across Englishes. In L. Punga (ed.), Language in Use: Metaphors in Non-Literary Contexts, pp. 223-238. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Finzel, A. (2013). English in the Linguistic Landscape of Hong Kong – A Case Study of Shop Signs and Linguistic Competence. M.A. thesis. Available on opus.kobv.de/ubp/volltexte/2013/6412/

Memberships

  • since 2014: International Gender and Language Association (IGALA)
  • since 2012: Potsdam Graduate School (PoGS)