Joachim Grzega

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Joachim Grzega (2005)

Joachim Grzega [ ˈɡʒeːɡa ] (born  September 9, 1971 in Treuchtlingen ) is a German linguist and linguist .


Joachim Grzega grew up in Treuchtlingen in the Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen district , where he still lives today. He studied English and French in Eichstätt , Salt Lake City , Paris-Sorbonne and Graz . He has been teaching at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt since 1998. Grzega received his doctorate in Romance , English and German linguistics in 2000 . His habilitation took place in 2004 and he was appointed associate professor in 2010. Grzega held professorial positions in Münster , Bayreuth , Erfurt and Freiburg as well as a visiting professorship in Budapest .

Grzega's linguistic focus is on eurolinguistics , the relationship between language / thinking / acting, onomasiology , intercultural communication , the didactics of English as a lingua franca , language didactics, especially in initial language lessons , and the role of language and communication in knowledge transfer and the relationship between Language, thought and action. He has developed a special system called Basic Global English for the initial English lessons, the language workout teaching method for the initial lessons of European foreign languages ​​and the model Sprach-Emergency-Doktor - German for migrants and refugees . With Onomasiology Online , he launched one of the first peer-reviewed, freely accessible Internet journals in German linguistics. His second journal is specifically dedicated to the branch of Eurolinguistics: Journal for EuroLinguistiX . Another area of ​​Grzega's work that is interlinked with language didactics is university didactics . He also participates in the further development of the learning through teaching model , which was founded in the 1980s by Jean-Pol Martin .

From 2012 to 2016 Grzega was head of the European House in Pappenheim . He then became head of the “Innovative European Language Teaching” project at the Donauwörth Adult Education Center .

Publications (selection)


  • Studies in Europragmatics: Some Theoretical Foundations and Practical Implications , Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 2013. ISBN 978-3-447-06916-8 .
  • Europe's languages ​​and cultures through the ages: A journey of discovery , Tübingen: Stauffenburg 2012. ISBN 978-3-86057-999-2 .
  • Name change: how, why, what for? A contribution to English and general onomasiology . Heidelberg: Winter 2004, ISBN 3-8253-5016-9 .
  • Revision course on English linguistics Heidelberg: Winter 2001, 2nd, revised. Ed., ISBN 3-8253-1231-3 .
  • Romania Gallica Cisalpina. Etymological-geolinguistic studies on the Northern Italian-Rhaeto-Romanic Celticisms . Tübingen: Niemeyer 2001, ISBN 3-484-52311-5 .


  • Joachim Grzega: "We will abstain from eating any kind of food at the hotel": On Analyzing and Teaching Pragmatic and Other Aspects of English as a Global Language . In: Linguistics Online . tape 70 , no. 1 , June 6, 2015, p. 61–110 , doi : 10.13092 / lo.70.1744 ( [accessed April 13, 2020]).
  • Word Choice and Economic Performance in European Countries: Methodological Comments and Empirical Results , in: Journal for EuroLinguistiX 11 (2014): 34–43.
  • with Nora Hanusch and Claudia Sand: Qualitative and quantitative studies on the language workout method , in: Journal for EuroLinguistiX 11 (2014): 91–164.
  • with Bea Klüsener: Scientific rhetoric . In: Gert Ueding (Ed.): Historical Dictionary of Rhetoric , Vol. 10, 1486–1508. Niemeyer: Tübingen.
  • Joachim Grzega: Sinatra, He3nry and other modern encyclopedists. Synchronous and diachronous comparative notes on self-naming and naming by Wikipedia authors . In: Linguistics Online . tape 43 , no. 3 , July 1, 2010, p. 45–65 , doi : 10.13092 / lo.43.412 ( [accessed on April 13, 2020]).

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