Fellow Prof. Dr. Christa Dürscheid

Prof. Dr. Christa Dürscheid
Prof. Dr. Christa Dürscheid

University of Zurich

  Fellow at CAIS from August 2020 to January 2021

christa.duerscheid@cais.nrw

Digitalization in the teaching of German

The research project pursues two goals: On the one hand, teaching units for German classes will be developed that invite reflection on topics in the field of digital communication (e.g. fake news, the relationship between the private and the public, or WhatsApp communication). On the other hand, a module for in-service teacher training that focuses on working with digital language resources is to be designed. A further dimension of the project is owed to the pandemic: Additional research shall investigate both how digitalised German lessons are organised (e.g. via video chats) and how this new communicative practice itself can be made the object of reflection in the classroom.

Main Research Topics
  • Variation Linguistics
  • Language Didactics
  • Grammar
  • Research on Computer Mediated Communication
Curriculum Vitae
  • 2002 – present: Professor of German Linguistics, University of Zurich
  • 2018: Senior Fellow at the Alfried Krupp Institute for Advanced Study, Greifswald
  • 2012 – 2016: Chair of the German Department, University of Zurich
  • 2006 – 2009: Vice dean for teaching, Faculty of Arts, University of Zurich
  • 2000 – 2002: Assistant professor at the Department for German Language, Linguistics and Didactics, University of Münster
  • 1999 – 2000: Research fellow at the Department for German Linguistics, University of Stuttgart (replacement of a chair holder)
Publications
  • Dürscheid, Christa & Frick, Karina (2016). Schreiben digital: Wie das Internet unsere Alltagskommunikation verändert. Stuttgart: Kröner (= Einsichten 3).
  • Dürscheid, Christa (2016). Einführung in die Schriftlinguistik. Mit einem Kapitel zur Typographie von Jürgen Spitzmüller. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. 5th corrected and updated edition (= UTB 3740).
  • Dürscheid, Christa & Schneider, Jan Georg (2019). Standardsprache und Variation. Tübingen: Narr (= narr starter).
  • Thurlow, Crispin, Dürscheid, Christa, & Diémoz, Federica (2020). Visualizing Digital Discourse. Interactional, Institutional and Ideological Perspectives. Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton (= Language and Social Life 21).
  • Dürscheid, Christa (2020). Zeichen setzen im digitalen Schreiben. In Jannis Androutsopoulos & Florian Busch (Hg.), Register des Graphischen: Variation, Interaktion und Reflexion in der digitalen Schriftlichkeit (31–51). Berlin & Boston: de Gruyter (Linguistik – Impulse und Tendenzen 87).
  • Dürscheid, Christa (2020): Schreiben in Sozialen Medien. Bestandsaufnahme und Perspektiven. In Konstanze Marx, Henning Lobin & Axel Schmidt (Hg.): Deutsch in Sozialen Medien – interaktiv, multimodal, vielfältig. Berlin & Boston: de Gruyter (= Jahrbuch des Leibniz-Instituts für Deutsche Sprache 2019), 35-50.

Full list at: http://tiny.uzh.ch/QY

Website: https://www.ds.uzh.ch/p/duerscheid

Upcoming talk
  • 10.11.2020: «Kommunikation auf dem Smartphone», Online Lecture at Kreisvolkshochschule Barnim.