Person

Dr. phil.

Jennifer Fest

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Applied Linguistics

Address

Building: ehem. Couven-Gymnasium (1070)

Room: 116

Kármánstr. 17-19

52062 Aachen

Contact

workPhone
Phone: +49 241 80 95424

Office Hours

after consultation via mail
 

Research Interests

Language in Media / Newspaper Language
Variational Linguistics
Register Analysis
Methodologies in Linguistics
Language of Sports

Supervision of Bachelor / Master theses concerning these or related topics

 

Publications

Book Chapters

Fest, Jennifer. 2017 (accepted 2015). “Sports News Around the World - a Quantitative Study of Register Features in Newspaper Sports Coverage.” In The Discourse of Sport: Analyses from Social Linguistics, edited by David Caldwell, John Walsh, Elaina W. Vine, and Jon Jureidini, 190–208. Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics 12. London: Routledge.

Neumann, Stella, and Jennifer Fest. 2016. “Cohesive devices across registers and varieties: The role of medium in English.” In Variational Text Linguistics: Revisiting Register in English. Edited by Christoph Schubert, and Christina Sanchez-Stockhammer, 195-220. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Fest, Jennifer. 2015. “Defining Endings in Newspaper Writing - A Case Study on Football Coverage.” In Last Things: Essays on Ends and Endings. Edited by Gavin Hopps, Stella Neumann, Sven Strasen, and Peter Wenzel, 53-64. Aachen British and American Studies 19. Frankfurt am Main: Lang.

Journal Articles

Fest, Jennifer. 2015. “Corpora in the Social Sciences – How Corpus-based Approaches can Support Qualitative Interview Analyses.” Revista de lenguas para fines específicos 21 (2): 48-69. pdf

Wosnitza, Marold, and Jennifer Fest. 2014. “Schulverband Aachen Ost - '…als hätte man die gleichen Trikots an'.” Schule NRW 14 (1): 13-15.

Edited Volumes

Neumann, Stella, Rebekah Wegener, Jennifer Fest, Paula Niemietz, and Nicole Hützen, eds. 2017. Challenging Boundaries in Linguistics: Systemic Functional Perspectives. Aachen British and American Studies Series. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

Theses

Fest, Jennifer. 2016. “News in the Context of Regional and Functional Variation: A Corpus-Based Analysis of Newspaper Domains across Varieties of English.” PhD Thesis, Department of English, American and Romance Studies, RWTH Aachen University. pdf

Fest, Jennifer. 2011. “A Corpus-Based Analysis of Register Features in British Football Journalism.” Unpublished MA-Thesis, Department of English, American and Romance Studies, RWTH Aachen University.

 

Presentations & Talks

Talks

"Understanding Information Elicitation in Context: Newspaper Interviews across Cultures." (with Rebekah Wegener). European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference. University of Salzburg, Austria, July 15, 2016.

"Social Linguistics Perspectives on the Language of Sport." (Colloquium with John Walsh, David Caldwell and Eva Lavric). European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference. University of Salzburg, Austria, July 14, 2016.

"Thematic Diversity and Distance in Newspaper Lifestyle Articles." Sociolinguistics Symposium 21. Universidad de Murcia, Spain, June 15, 2016.

"Where to Find News Worthiness - A Systemic-functional Approach to Identifying News Values." 42nd International Systemic Functional Congress. RWTH Aachen University, July 28, 2015.

"Register Variation in News Language." Invited Guest Lecture. University of Sydney, Australia, March 20, 2015.

"Computer Applications in Linguistics: An Introduction to Corpus Linguistics." Invited Guest Lecture. University of Sydney, Australia, March 18, 2015.

"Register Variation in News Language – A Corpus-based Attempt at Finding Identities within and across Varieties of English." Sociolinguistics Symposium 20. University of Jyväskylä, Finland, June 15, 2014.

“News in and on Varieties.” 41st International Systemic Functional Congress. Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, April 18, 2014.

“Literature and Statistics – A Corpus-based Study of Endings in Short Stories.” Corpus Linguistics 2013. Lancaster University, UK, July 26, 2013.

“Register Variance across varieties of English.” Register Revisited. University of Vechta, Germany, June 27, 2013.

“The Football World Cup as a linguistic event: An analysis of register features in British media coverage.” Sociolinguistics Symposium 19. Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, August 23, 2012.

“Ends and Endings in Newspaper Writing.” Ends and Endings: Notions of Closure in Literature, Theology and Contemporary Culture. University of St. Andrews, Scotland, March 24, 2012.

Posters

"Information Elicitation across Contexts." (with Rebekah Wegener). LingUnite - Language Research Day. RWTH Aachen University, October 14, 2016.

“Literature and Linguistics – A Statistical Analysis of Endings in Short Stories.” LingUnite - Language Research Day. RWTH Aachen University, Germany, October 11, 2013.

“English in the Media – Different Registers in Newspaper Language within and across Varieties of English.” LingUnite - Language Research Day. RWTH Aachen University, Germany, October 11, 2013.

“The Difference between English and English – Examining Varieties on the Basis of Register.” Corpus Linguistics 2013. Lancaster University, UK, July 25, 2013.

 

Projects

Opinion, subjectivity and point of view in language (Simon Fraser University, Canada)

E-Books in der Lehre (E-Books in Teaching, cooperation with the Department of Educational Science)

LingUnite – Language Research Day at RWTH Aachen University

AICE - Annotation of the non-European components of the International Corpus of English

Ends and Endings in Literature and Culture

SelfAssessment (finished)

Schulverband Aachen Ost - Scientific Evaluation of a School Cooperation Project (finished)

LEAR - Language Expert's Advanced Resources (finished)

 

Scholarships

06/2016 - DAAD Congress Funding, Sociolinguistics Symposium 21, Universidad de Murcia, Spain

02/2015 - DAAD Scholarship for Ph.D. students, research at University of Sydney

02/2015 - Visting Research Fellowship, University of Sydney, School of Letters, Art, and Media

06/2014 - Conference Scholarship (Fee Waiver), Sociolinguistics Symposium 20, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

04/2014 - DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Congress Funding, 41st International Systemic Functional Congress, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina

07/2013 - Conference Bursary, Corpus Linguistics 2013, Lancaster University, UK