Doctoral Researcher, Applied English Linguistics
Using a corpus of international video-mediated communication to improve intercultural and communicative competence in English as a foreign language (EFL) teaching
(Einsatz eines Korpus von internationaler videobasierter Kommunikation zur Förderung interkultureller und kommunikativer Kompetenz im fremdsprachlichen Unterricht)
Doctoral grant: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)
Abstract: My dissertation project focuses on features of transatlantic communication – in this case a corpus of Skype conversations between native speakers of English (students from the UK and the US) and non-native speakers of English (German students), which is part of the CASE (Corpus of Academic Spoken English) project. The transatlantic corpus will allow research in various fields such as linguistics, EFL (English as a foreign language) teaching and cultural studies. Frequently used linguistic features will be detected and their use among native and non-native speakers will be analyzed in greater detail. The results will provide implications for language teaching as to how frequently used features should be tought and in how far they complement to authentic language use. Different cultural aspects can be found in conversations about food, traditions and TV shows. Their impact on intercultural communication and mutual understanding will also be subject to analysis.
Participation in research projects
German-American Institute Saarland
Program Manager / Public Relations (2015-2018)
Conferences and papers
Collet, Caroline; and Fabienne Korb. March 2023. “Sprachförderung digital.” Workshop conducted at the 4th Day of Digital Education in Saarland (4. Tag der digitalen Bildung des Saarlandes, durchgeführt vom Ministerium für Bildung und Kultur des Saarlandes in Kooperation mit dem Landesinstitut für Pädagogik und Medien). Saarbrücken, Germany.
Collet, Caroline. September 2022. “Introducing TaCoCASE: Native and non-native English CMC conversations and a source for authentic EFL teaching material.” Paper presented at the 9th Conference on Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) and Social Media Corpora. Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Collet, Caroline; and Stefan Diemer. July 2021. Laughter and interactive stancetaking in German Taster Lunches. Paper presented at the 17th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA) in Winterthur, Switzerland.
Collet, Caroline; Stefan Diemer; and Marie-Louise Brunner. 2021. The discourse marker so in video-mediated communication in the Expanding Circle. World Englishes 40 (4): 1-17 [Special issue on Discourse Markers and World Englishes, ed. by Sofia Rüdiger and Sven Leuckert]. Open access via https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/weng.12543
Collet, Caroline. 2019. Review: Graham Ranger: Discourse Markers: An Enunciative Approach: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, 314 p. Corpus Pragmatics. 3. DOI: 10.1007/s41701-019-00056-x.
Recent invited talks
Grants / funding
GradUS Global, promoted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF):
July 2023: International Pragmatics Association Conference, Brussels, Belgium.
July 2017: International Pragmatics Association Conference, Belfast, UK.
November 2016: Research visit at Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK.
Doctoral Grant by the German Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation (since January 2017)
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