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Eman El Sherbiny M.A., research assistant

Photo: Valerie Hekkel

Am Neuen Palais 10

Haus 19, Raum 4.04

14469 Potsdam

Tel. +49 331 977 4208

Email : emanel at uni-potsdam.de

Photo: Valerie Hekkel

Dissertation summary

Eman El Sherbiny Ismail's project "Emotions in Multilingual Parent-Child Communication: Family Portraits" analyses codeswitching in parent-child interaction and its connection to children's language selection. Based on the considerations on Bilingualism and Emotions in the recent literature (e.g. Pavlenko 2004, Pavlenko 2008, Dewaele 2010), it focuses on the role of emotion as one dimension that can trigger codeswitching in both adults and children. The case study is based on empirical data collected through interviews and self-recorded conversations among family members during different everyday activities.

Research interests

Language and emotion in multi-lingual families

Code-switching

Heritage language

Comparative translation studies

Dubbing and subtitling 

Education

2016 – current: Ph.D. student at the Freie Universität Berlin / Universität Potsdam

2014 Master's thesis: Diachronic analysis of dubbing the AAVE for an Italian audience. Master's degree: Interpreting and translating at the UNINT (Università Internazionale degli Studi ex San Pio V), Rome.

2012 Bachelor's thesis: Translation of the French “Corvée de bois” by Didier Daeninckx. Bachelor's degree: Intercultural mediation (Mediazione linguistico-culturale) at the Università La Sapienza, Rome.

Teaching

Winter 2018/19:

Translation Theory (Seminar, Universität Potsdam)

Summer 2018: 

Bilingual Language Acquisition (Seminar, Universität Potsdam)

Acquisizione delle Lingue e Bilinguismo (Seminar, FU Berlin)

Academic positions

2017: Helped organise the conference “CLARe3” (6–8.03)

since October 2017: Research assistant at the Universität Potsdam

Talks

01/2017: The Role of Emotions in Multilingual Parent-Child Interaction, Forschungskolloquium Romanische Philologie, FU Berlin

02/2018: Emotions in Multilingual Parent-Child communication: Family Portraits, Research School "Language contact within systems and speakers", Potsdam University

09/2018: Le emozioni nell'interazione familiare multilingue: Ritratti di famiglia, Scuola estiva di linguistica e filologia romanza “Alberto Varvaro”, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome