Christa Dürscheid

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Christa Dürscheid

Christa Dürscheid (born October 4, 1959 in Kehl-Kork , Baden-Württemberg) is a German linguist . She teaches as a university professor at the University of Zurich , Philosophical Faculty, and holds the Chair for German Language, Department of Linguistics. Her research interests lie in the area of grammar , the language teaching , the font Linguistics , the Varieties and the media linguistics . In addition to numerous articles, Christa Dürscheid also wrote two study books, Syntax. Basics and theories as well as an introduction to script linguistics .

Live and act

After studying German, French and educational sciences in Freiburg and Cologne from 1978 to 1981, she completed her doctorate in 1988 with a dissertation on the subject of pre-occupation in German verb- second structures . In 1998 she completed her habilitation with the work Die Verbalen Kasus des Deutschen. Studies on syntax, semantics and perspective .

After visiting the Charles University in Prague, the German Institute of the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, the Institute for Foreign Languages ​​at the Nanjing University in China, the Department of German Philology at the Volgograd State University and the Department of German Philology at St. From 1995 to 1999 she worked as a lecturer at the Institute for German Language and Literature and at the Seminar for German Language and its Didactics at the University of Cologne at Kliment-Ochridski University in Sofia . In autumn 1999 she made a lecture tour to South Korea (Seoul, Sokcho, Pusan).

From 1999 to 2000 she worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Linguistics / German Studies at the University of Stuttgart . From 2000 to 2002 she taught as a university lecturer at the Institute for German Language and Literature and its didactics at the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster.

In 2002 she accepted a professorship for German language, especially contemporary language, at the University of Zurich and turned down the call for a C-3 professorship for German linguistics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg . In 2006 she undertook another lecture tour that took her to Japan (Tokyo, Osaka). From 2006 to 2009 she was Vice Dean for Teaching at the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Zurich. From 2006 to 2011 she headed the National Fund project “Writing Competence and New Media”. Since 2011, together with colleagues from Germany and Austria, she has headed the international research project "Variant Grammar of Standard German" (funded by the SNSF, DFG and FWF). Christa Dürscheid was also in the program management of the Sinergia project "SMS communication in Switzerland: Facets of linguistic variation in a multilingual country" (funded by the SNSF). Since 2016 she has been leading the sub-project “Language Design in WhatsApp: Icono / Graphy”, which is part of the Sinergia project “What's up, Switzerland?” Together with Federica Diémoz.

Fonts (selection)

As an author
  • For the preliminary occupation in German verb-second structures. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, Trier 1989, ISBN 3-922031-97-8 (dissertation, University of Cologne, 1989).
  • The verbal cases of German: Investigations into syntax, semantics and perspective. De Gruyter, Berlin 1999, ISBN 3-11-016492-2 (habilitation thesis, University of Cologne, 1998).
  • Syntax: basics and theories. Westdeutscher Verlag, Wiesbaden 2000; 6th updated edition (= UTB . Vol. 3319): Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2012, ISBN 978-3-8252-3711-0 .
  • Introduction to writing linguistics. With a chapter on typography by Jürgen Spitzmüller. 5th, corrected and updated edition (= UT. Bd. 3740) [1. Edition 2002]. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2016, ISBN 978-3-82-524495-8
  • with Franc Wagner and Sarah Brommer: How young people write. Writing skills and new media (= linguistics. Impulses and tendencies. Vol. 41). De Gruyter, Berlin 2010, ISBN 978-3-11-023611-8 .
  • with Karina Frick: Writing digital. How the Internet is changing our everyday communication (= Insights. Vol. 3). Kröner, Stuttgart 2016, ISBN 978-3-520-71501-2 .
As editor
  • with Jürgen Spitzmüller: Perspectives on youth language research. Trends and Developments in Youth Language Research . Publishing house Peter Lang, Frankfurt / M. 2006, ISBN 3-63-1537-34-4 .
  • with Jürgen Spitzmüller: nuances. On the language of young people in German-speaking Switzerland. Verlag Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich 2006, ISBN 3-03823-226-2 .
  • with Kersten Sven Roth: Choice of words - choice of weapons? Language and Politics in Switzerland. Hempen-Verlag, Bremen 2010, ISBN 978-3-934106-81-9 .
  • with Jan Georg Schneider: manual sentence, utterance, scheme (= handbooks linguistic knowledge vol. 4). De Gruyter, Berlin 2015, ISBN 978-3-11-029603-7

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Christa Dürscheid on the website of the University of Zurich
  2. ^ University of Zurich, project history accessed on February 4, 2016
  3. ^ Project "Variant Grammar of Standard German", accessed on February 4, 2016
  4. ^ Project "SMS communication in Switzerland" accessed on February 4, 2016
  5. ^ "Project What's up, Switzerland" accessed on February 4, 2016