Prof. Dr. Christian Fandrych

Prof. Dr. Christian Fandrych

Professor

Linguistik des Deutschen als Fremdsprache
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 1010
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37511
Fax: +49 341 97-37529

Abstract

Professor in Linguistics (German as a Foreign & Second Language)

- Areas of Research & Interest: Vocabulary, Word-Formation, Discourse Analysis, Functional Grammar, Academic Language, Contrastive Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics, Language Pedagogy

- Editor-in-chief, research journal 'Deutsch als Fremdsprache'

- Member of the Academic Board, Leibniz-Institut for the German Language (IDS) (since 2020)

- Research Project 'Access to multimodal corpora of spoken German' (ZuMult), with IDS Mannheim and University of Hamburg

- Research Project 'Linguistic patterns in scientific engineering texts' (Gingko)

- Major publications include 'Grammar for German as a Foreign and Second Language' (with M. Thurmair, 2018), 'German text genres' (with M. Thurmair, 2011), editor of HSK German as a Foreign and Second Language (2010, with H.J. Krumm, B. Hufeisen, C. Riemer)

- Konrad-Duden Prize 2018 for Research in German Linguistics and German as a Foreign Language

Professional career

  • since 09/2006
    Professor in Linguistics in German as a Foreign and Second Language, Herder-Institut, University of Leipzig
  • 09/1996 - 09/2006
    Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in German Linguistics, King's College London, University of London, UK
  • 11/1993 - 08/1996
    Visiting lecturer (German Academic Exchange Service) at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City (Foreign Language Centre and MA programme in Applied Linguistics)
  • 12/1991 - 07/1993
    Lecturer, Institute for German as a Foreign Language, Ludwig-Maximilans-Universität, Munich
  • 04/1991 - 11/1991
    Research Assistant, Linguistic Atlas of Upper Bavaria (funded by DFG)

Education

  • 08/1989 - 03/1992
    PhD in German as a Foreign Language (minor subects: Moden German Literature, Moden History), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich
  • 09/1981 - 06/1989
    Degree in German as a Foreign Language, Modern German Literature and Modern History (Universität Göttingen, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich)

Areas of research include:

  • German vocabulary and word formation in the context of GFL and German as a Second Language, in particular in an academic context
  • grammatical and lexical phenomena and their role in language teaching with a focus on language usage in written and spoken discourse
  • Academic language (from a comparative and didactic perspective)
  • Corpus linguistics and access to corpus linguistic resources for language teaching purposes
  • Language policies and plurilingualism at HE level
  • Text linguistics and text grammar


  • Linguistic patterns in academic engineering texts (Gingko - Corpus of written academic engineering texts)
    Fandrych, Christian
    Duration: 07/2020 - 12/2021
    Funded by: DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Linguistik des Deutschen als Fremdsprache
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  • Access to multimodal corpora of spoken language - network building and target-group-specific differentiation
    Fandrych, Christian
    Duration: 01/2018 - 06/2021
    Funded by: DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Linguistik des Deutschen als Fremdsprache
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  • MA Module "Academic German and (linguistic) study skills" (Dhoch3)
    Fandrych, Christian
    Duration: 09/2016 - 12/2020
    Funded by: DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Linguistik des Deutschen als Fremdsprache
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  • Co-operation in the areas of postgraduate supervision and research in German as a Foreign Language in an Arab-German context
    Fandrych, Christian
    Duration: 01/2012 - 12/2022
    Funded by: DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Linguistik des Deutschen als Fremdsprache
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  • Exchange Programme National University of Languages / Hanoi – Herder-Institut, Leipzig
    Fandrych, Christian
    Duration: 01/2012 - 12/2021
    Funded by: DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Linguistik des Deutschen als Fremdsprache
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more projects

  • Fandrych, C.
    Die Transformation sprachlich-kultureller Praktiken: Sprachdidaktische Herausforderungen des digitalen Wandels
    In: Burwitz-Melzer, E.; Riemer, C.; Schmelter, L. (Eds.)
    Das Lehren und Lernen von Fremd- und Zweitsprachen im digitalen Wandel. Tübingen : Günther Narr Verlag. 2019. pp. 58-67
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  • Fandrych, C.; Rüger, A.; Brinkschulte, M. (Eds.)
    Studieren auf Deutsch
    Fremdsprache Deutsch. 2019. 61
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  • Fandrych, C.; Meißner, C.; Wallner, F.
    Das Potenzial mündlicher Korpora für die Sprachdidaktik: Das Beispiel GeWiss
    Deutsch als Fremdsprache. 2018. 55 (1). pp. 3-13
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  • Fandrych, C.
    Wissenschaftskommunikation
    In: Deppermann, A.; Reineke, S. (Eds.)
    Berlin: de Gruyter. 2018. p. 143
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  • Fandrych, C.; Thurmair, Prof. Dr. M.
    Grammatik im Fach Deutsch als Fremd- und Zweitsprache
    Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag. 2018
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