Doctoral Theses

In Progress


Allgäuer, Elisabeth-Maria

Multilingual training at school: Does it enhance language proficiency and metalinguistic awareness in multilingual learners?


Gomig, Marlene

University students' attitudes towards multilingualism in Austria and Australia - A comparison


Hofer, Barbara

Early trilingualism in South Tyrol. A psycholinguistic perspective.


Megens, Manon

"Crosslinguistic Awareness in Multilingual Attrition"


Oberhofer, Kathrin

The development of cognitive-metalinguistic abilities in children with early foreign language learning.


Pittracher-Terek, Valentina

Testing the M-Factor


Tovmasov, Anna (second advisor)

"Sprachbiographien von MigrantInnen: Identität und Integration"





Forrat Viva, Marta (2007)

“Cross-cultural marriages : English - Spanish bilinguals in Australia”




Diploma Theses

In Progress



Colvin, Stephan Lukas

Code-switching in the setting of a bilingual family


Desnica, Janina

Emotions & multilingualism


Ieronimo, Nicole

Cross-linguistic influence and interaction in third language acquisition


Maurer, Sarah

Collocations & idioms in second language acquisition


Mohr, Jasmin Nicole

Neurolinguistic Aspects of Multilingualism


Pircher, Simone

Attitudes towards English amongst bi- and multilingual students in South Tyrol


Praxmarer, Ingrid Elisabeth

English as a third language in migrant children


Shanley, Angela

Early English in bilingual programs


Sigl, Christine

Language maintenance in a multilingual school context


Thurner, Theresa Language attrition and language situation of German-speaking immigrants in Australia with focus on how Australian school systems take childrens’ migrational backgrounds into consideration





Amann, Caroline (2011)

Bilingual education - a token for concultural pragmatics?


Burgstaller, Julia (2011)

How can comics and 'light' literature be used for learning a (foreign) language - Can comics be used for language learning?


Betsch, Jeanette (2011)

Language attrition after four months and the role of metalinguistic awareness - Consequences for teaching


Gröbner, Claudia (2011)

Wild children - a proof of the critical period hypothesis?


Megens, Manon Antonius Elisabeth (2011) 

Language attrition after four months? Emergence of lexical attrition in the oral production of Austrian multilingual subjects


Plankl, Petra (2011)

Students’ attitudes towards multilingualism with English at the art school 'Cademia'


Schipflinger, Elisabeth (2011)

English as a third language: State-of-the-art


Schwab, Andreas (2011)

Motivation in second language acquisition: A study at Linfield College (US) with teaching implications


Ager, Sylvia Maria (2010)

English as a bridge language for the acquisition of Italian, Spanish and French - Implications for language teaching


Mair, Viktoria (2010)

The Acquisition of pragmatic competence in English language learners


Schostal, Marie-Therese (2010)

Self-repair and repair in English as a lingua franca


Sprenger, Barbara (2010)

Crucial Factors in successful adult language learning


Ackerer, Julia (2009) 

Italian language and culture in American English: Some evidence from a corpus - based analysis with suggestions for instruction


Fellacher, Ulrike (2009)

English and Spanish politeness strategies: A contrastive study of requests expressed in Mike Leigh's "Happy Go Lucky" and Pedro Almodóvar's "Volver" including teaching perspectives


Gomig, Marlene (2009)

Vocabulary learning strategies in English textbooks


Menghin, Karin (2009)

Language disorders in bilingual children


Peska Stephanie Renate (2009)

Attitudes towards English amongst bi- and multilingual adolescents in Malta


Rauter, Lisa (2009)

Acquisition of grammar in children - A comparative study of passive voice construction in a monolingual and a bilingual kindergarten


Sorko, Julia Karin Anna (2009)

Language attrition and multilingualism – New perspectives from Dynamic Systems Theory


Tavernini, Marlene (2009)

From communicative competence to intercultural communicative competence


Erschbaumer, Sarah (2008)

Code-switching: A most widely accepted communicative strategy?


Frei, Helga (2008)

English as a third language in South Tyrol - The role of cognates in the English language classroom


Hojas, Karoline (2008)

Anglicisms in sports companies - From "Kreuzlandrad" to "Hitschhaik"


Ladinig, Kathrin (2008)

Mind the Gap - The lack of conceptual fluency in English language learning


Oberhofer, Kathrin (2008)

Metalinguistic ability and early foreign language learning


Unterweger, Barbara (2008)

Students' attitudes towards multilingualism with English at a European school


Walcher, Elisabeth (2008)

Word order transfer in third language acquisition German-Italian bilingual students' acquisition of English word order in a German educational context


Gächter, Kathrin (2007)

Preferred images in English, French and German proverbs


Haslinger, Heidemarie (2007)

Cross-cultural pragmatics at school


Pellegrini, Silvia (2007)

Teaching English grammar rules - An inquiry into the didactics of future reference in English

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