Dr. Sofia Rüdiger


E-Mail: sofia.ruediger@uni-bayreuth.de
Telefon: +49 (0)921/55-3528
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seit 2018

Akademische Rätin a.Z. am Lehrstuhl für Englische Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Bayreuth

April 2012 -

November 2017 

Doktorandin am Lehrstuhl für Englische Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Bayreuth

Titel der Dissertation: "Characterizing the Spoken Korean English Repertoire: Morpho-Syntactic Patterns of Korean(ized) English"

Eingereicht am: 30.03.2017

Verteidigt am: 17.11.2017

Abgeschlossen mit summa cum laude

2012 - 2017

Wiss. Mitarbeiterin am Lehrstuhl für Englische Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Bayreuth

Februar - August 2011

Auslandsaufenthalt in Südkorea an der Hanyang University, Seoul

Oktober 2009 -

März 2012   

Studium an der Universität Bayreuth, Studiengang Master of Intercultural Anglophone Studies

MA Thesis “English Loanwords in Korean.”

August 2007 -

März 2008

Auslandsaufenthalt in Südkorea an der Ajou University, Suwon

Oktober 2005 -

April 2010

Studium an der Universität Bayreuth, Anglistik und Angewandte Informatik

BA Thesis “Politeness through Honorifics: A Study of Speech Levels among Korean Students in Bayreuth (Germany) and Korea”

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Journal Articles

Rüdiger, Sofia. 2018. "Mixed Feelings: Attitudes towards English Loanwords and Their Use in South Korea." Open Linguistics 4(1): 184-198. Available here (open access).

Dayter, Daria and Sofia Rüdiger. 2018. "In Other Words: ‘The Language of Attraction’ Used by Pick-up Artists." English Today (First View): 1-7.

Rüdiger, Sofia and Daria Dayter. 2017. "The Ethics of Researching Unlikeable Subjects: Language in an Online Community." Applied Linguistics Review 8(2/3): 251-269.

Dayter, Daria and Sofia Rüdiger. 2016. "Reporting from the Field: The Narrative Reconstruction of Experience in Pick-up Artist Online Communities." Open Linguistics 2(1): 337-351. Available here (open access).

Rüdiger, Sofia. 2014. "The Nativization of English in the Korean Context: Uncharted Territory on the Map of World Englishes." In: English Today 30(4): 11-14.

Edited Collections and Conference Proceedings

Rüdiger, Sofia. 2017. "Spoken English in Korea: An Expanding Circle English Revisited." In: Jenks, Christopher J. and Jerry Won Lee, eds. Korean Englishes in Transnational Contexts. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. 75-92.

Rüdiger, Sofia. 2016. "Cuppa Coffee? Challenges and Opportunities of Compiling a Conversational English Corpus in an Expanding Circle Setting." In: Christ, Hanna, Daniel Klenovšak, Lukas Sönning and Valentin Werner, eds. A Blend of MaLT: Selected Contributions from the Methods and Linguistic Theories Symposium 2015. Bamberg: University of Bamberg Press. 49-71.

Dayter, Daria and Sofia Rüdiger. 2014. "Speak Your Mind, but Watch Your Mouth: Objectification Strategies in Negative References on CouchSurfing." In: Bedijs, Kristina, Gudrun Held and Christiane Maaß, eds. Face Work and Social Media. Zürich/Berlin: LIT. 193-212.


Rüdiger, Sofia. 2019. Review of Alexander Bergs and Laurel Brinton (eds.), 2017, The History of English - Volume 5: Varieties of English. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. In Linguist List 30.1100.

Rüdiger, Sofia. 2018. Review of Gabrielle Hogan-Brun, 2017, Linguanomics. London: Bloomsbury Publishing. In Linguist List 29.924.

Rüdiger, Sofia. 2016. Review of Will Baker, 2015, Culture and Identity through English as a Lingua Franca. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. In Linguist List 27.1501.

Rüdiger, Sofia. 2015. Review of Jieun Kiaer, 2014, The History of English Loanwords in Korean. München: LINCOM. In Linguist List 26.3081.

Rüdiger, Sofia. 2014. Review of Jennifer Jenkins, 2014, English as a Lingua Franca in the International University. London: Routledge. In Linguist List 25.4568.

Presentations at conferences:


"Iceberg Ahead: Self-Praise in Online and Offline Discourse" (presentation; with Daria Dayter), September 06-08, Second International Conference on Sociolinguistics (ICS2), Budapest, Hungary.

"'Lots of Alcohol They Have' - Information Packaging Constructions in Spoken Korean(ized) English" (presentation; with Sven Leuckert), July 17-20, ISLE 5, London, UK.

"In like South Korea: The Use of Like in Korean English Speech" at ICAME 39, Tampere, Finland, May 30-June 3. (presentation; funded by Stabsabteilung Chancengleichheit - Gleichstellungsmittel)

"Dinner for One: The Use of Language in Eating Shows on YouTube" at Talking about Food - Local & Global Contexts, Bayreuth, Germany, 27-28 April 2018. (presentation)


"Designing SKATE: Investigating South Korean Attitudes Towards English" at ISLE Summer School - Variation in World Englishes: Advanced Issues in Theory and Methodology, Regensburg, Germany, 4-7 October 2017. (presentation)

"Fantastic Variants and Where to Find Them: A Descriptive Account of the English Spoken by Koreans" at 7th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (7BICLCE2017), Vigo, Spain, 28-30 September 2017. (presentation; funded by German Academic Exchange Service - DAAD)

"Non-Canonical Syntax in Spoken Korean(ized) English" at NoCaSynE - New Perspectives on Non-Canonical Syntax in English, Dresden, Germany, 1-3 September 2017. (presentation; with Sven Leuckert)

"Killer Hugs, Mad Skills and No One Trick Ponies: Self-Presentation on Pick-up Artists' Online Forums" at 15th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA), Belfast, Northern Ireland, 16-21 July 2017. (presentation; with Daria Dayter; funded by Stabsabteilung Chancengleichheit - Gleichstellungsmittel)

"Acceptable Variants, Uneducated Usage and Markers of Deficiency - Language Variation in the Field of World Englishes" at Dynamik - Variation - System, Münster, Germany, 2-4 June 2017. (presentation)

"Preposition Overload? Examining the Use of Prepositions by Korean Speakers of English" at ICAME 38 - Corpus et Orbis: Interpreting the World through Corpora, Prague, Czech Republic, 24-28 May 2017. (presentation)


"Morpho-Syntactic Patterns of Spoken English in an Expanding Circle Context" at ISLE 4 - English in a Multilingual World: Challenges and Perspectives, Poznan, Poland, 18-21 September 2016. (presentation; funded by University of Bayreuth Graduate School )

"Spoken English in Korea" at Language and Space Summer School, Kloster Kappel, Switzerland, 04-09 September 2016. (pecha kucha presentation; funded by Stabsabteilung Chancengleichheit - Gleichstellungsmittel)

"Online Reports of Seduction - When Your Informants Don't Trust You" at Social Media & Society, London, UK, 11-13 July 2016. (poster; with Daria Dayter)

"Spoken Korean English - The Morpho-Syntactic Dimension" at Sociolinguistics Symposium 21, Murcia, Spain, 15-18 June 2016. (presentation; funded by German Academic Exchange Service - DAAD)


"Cuppa Coffee? Challenges and opportunities of compiling a conversational English corpus in an Expanding Circle setting" at MaLT (Methods and Linguistics Theories), Bamberg, Germany, 27-28 November 2015. (presentation)

"Many Friend and A Lot of Thing: The Reduction of Plural Redundancy in Spoken Korean English" at IAWE 2015 - World Englishes: Bridging Cultures and Contexts, Istanbul, Turkey, 8-10 October 2015. (presentation)

"Language in an Online Community of Pick-up Artists: Reconstructing Experience" at The Ethics of Online Research Methods (BAAL Language and New Media SIG Workshop), Cardiff, UK, 16-17 April 2015. (presentation; with Daria Dayter)


"Konglish - What it is and what it isn't" at IAWE 2014 - Asian Contexts and World Englishes, Delhi, India, 18-20 December 2014. (presentation; funded by German Academic Exchange Service - DAAD)

"Compiling the Corpus of Spoken Korean English" at Forum Junge Englische Linguistik (FJUEL), Bamberg, Germany, 26 September 2014. (presentation)

"Explaining Emerging Patterns: A Corpus-Based Study of the Koreanization of English" at ISLE 3 - Building Bridges: Inter- and Intradisciplinary Research, Zurich, Switzerland, 24-27 August 2014. (poster; recipient of an ISLE travel bursary)


"Emerging Patterns of Korean English" at IAWE 2013 - World Englishes in the Multilingual World, Tempe, Arizona, USA, 16-18 November 2013. (presentation; funded by University of Bayreuth Graduate School)

"Emerging Patterns of Spoken Korean English" at Forum Junge Englische Linguistik (FJUEL), Regensburg, Germany, 20 September 2013. (presentation)

"Speak your mind but watch your mouth: complaints in CouchSurfing references" at Facework and Social Media, Hildesheim, Germany, 23-25 May 2013. (presentation; with Daria Dayter)

"Spoken Korean English or English as Spoken in Korea?" at ISLE Spring School - Englishes in a Multilingual World: New Dynamics of Variation, Contact and Change, Freiburg, Germany, 15-19 April 2013. (poster and presentation)


"English Loanwords in Korean: Using English Words Is Cool?" at IAWE 2012 - World Englishes: Contexts, Challenges and Opportunities, Hong Kong / Guangzhou, China, 06-09 December 2012. (presentation)

"English in Korea: Nativized Variety or Learners’ English?” at Forum Junge Englische Linguistik (FJUEL), Augsburg, Germany, 28 September 2012. (presentation)

"Welkum to Cheezeland: Linguistic Features of lolspeak and its Relation to Attitudes and Identity” at Language and Social Media - New Challenges for Research and Teaching Linguistics (BAAL/CUP), Leicester, UK, 26-27 April 2012. (poster)

 Guest lectures and invited talks:

"Using English in Korea - K-Pop, English Fever, and Konglish", University of Bamberg, Germany, invited by Dr. Valentin Werner for the Linguistische Werkstatt, January 23 2019. (guest lecture)

"Modelling World Englishes: A Case Study of South Korea", University of Regensburg, Germany, invited by Dr. Sarah Buschfeld and Prof. Dr. Edgar Schneider, June 11 2018. (guest lecture)

"More Than Just K-Pop: Forms and Functions of English in South Korea", University of Basel, Switzerland, invited by Prof. Dr. Miriam Locher, 6 March 2018. (guest lecture)

"Language Contact in South Korea: Keuriseumaseu Keikeu, Karol, and Teuri (with Best Wishes from Santa Harabeoji)", LMU Munich, Germany, invited by Prof. Dr. Stephanie Hackert, 20 December 2017. (guest lecture)

"More Than Meets the Eye: English in South Korea", TU Dresden, Germany, invited by Dr. des. Sven Leuckert, 1 December 2017. (guest lecture)

"Language Contact in Outer Space: Code-Switching on Firefly" and "The Korean Writing System", TU Dresden, Germany, invited by Prof. Dr. Claudia Lange, 29 November 2017. (guest lectures)

"Spoken English in South Korea: A Corpus-Based Investigation", University of Oxford, Hertford College, UK, invited by Dr. Jieun Kiaer, 23 February 2016. (guest lecture)

"Meri Keuriseumaseu and Santa Harabeoji: English in South Korea", University of Bayreuth, Germany, invited by faculty student council (Fachschaft), 17 December 2015. (Christmas lecture)

"English in Korea", Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana Medellin, Columbia, invited by Dr. Raúl Mora, 3 May 2013. (guest lecture via Skype)


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