Kathrin Oberhofer


Senior Lecturer, Dr.phil. Mag.phil.


Room: 40312

Office hours: Tuesday 10:00-11:00 (office or online).
Please E-mail ahead to secure a time slot.

+43 512 507 4191



Research interests

  • Bi- & multilingualism, early foreign/second language learning
  • Metalinguistic awareness, cognitive control and executive function
  • Language attrition and multilingual development


Senior lecturer,Department of English Studies (2015-present, University of Innsbruck)

PhD in English Studies with focus on applied linguistics (University of Innsbruck, completed 2014)

Project and research manager of the LAILA project (2011-2014; FWF Austrian Science Fund)

Associate lecturer for English and Translation Studies (2009-2011, University of Innsbruck)


Selected Publications

1) Kirner-Ludwig, M., Oberhofer, K. & Heiss, J. Between You and I: A Methodological, Mixed-method Corpus-pragmatic Approach to Hypercorrect Uses of Subject Pronouns in Object Position. Corpus Pragmatics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s41701-023-00152-z

2) Jessner, Ulrike; Oberhofer, Kathrin; Megens, Manon (2020) The attrition of school-learned foreign languages: A multilingual perspective. Applied Psycholinguistics 42(1). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0142716420000557.

3) Mehrsprachige Entwicklung - Was sagt die Forschung? (2013) Allgäuer-Hackl, Elisabeth; Oberhofer, Kathrin; Jessner, Ulrike. In: Gombos, Georg (Hg.) Mehrsprachigkeit grenzüberschreitend. Modelle, Konzepte, Erfahrungen. Klagenfurt/Celovec: Drava. 68-87.






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