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Dr. Sofia Rüdiger

Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Englische Sprachwissenschaft


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Academic Career

since 2018

Akademische Rätin a.Z. at the Chair of English Linguistics (Prof. Dr. Susanne Mühleisen), University of Bayreuth

October 2019Visiting Researcher, Fu Jen University, Taiwan (funded by DFG)
February - March 2018

Visiting Scholar at English Seminar, University of Basel, Switzerland (invited by Prof. Dr. Miriam Locher)

2012 - 2018

Research Assistant at the Chair of English Linguistics (Prof. Dr. Susanne Mühleisen), University of Bayreuth


Education

April 2012 - November 2017Phd, Chair of English Linguistics (Prof. Dr. Susanne Mühleisen), University of Bayreuth

"Characterizing the Spoken Korean English Repertoire: Morpho-Syntactic Patterns of Korean(ized) English" (summa cum laude)

Submitted: March 30, 2017;

Defended: November 17, 2017

February - August 2011

Exchange student, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea

October 2009 - March 2012

MA Intercultural Anglophone Studies, University of Bayreuth

MA thesis: “English Loanwords in Korean”

August 2007 - March 2008

Exchange student, Ajou University, Suwon, South Korea

October 2005 - April 2010

BA English Language & Literature (Anglistik) and Applied Computer Science

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

Guest Lectures, Invited Talks & Keynotes

  • "Eating for Your Pleasure – Exploring the Genre of Eating Shows" (keynote), May 22, 67. Studentische Tagung Sprachwissenschaft, University of Bayreuth, Germany (conducted virtually).
  • "Travel Around the World with English – An Introduction to World Englishes" (guest lecture), October 9, 2019, Fu Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan, invited by Prof. Dr. Yun-Pi Yuan.
  • "World Englishes Research Goes East Asia – South Korea and Taiwan" (guest lecture), October 7, 2019, Fu Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan, invited by Prof. Dr. Yun-Pi Yuan.
  • "From English in Korea to Eating Shows on YouTube - My Life as a Linguist" (guest lecture), October 3, 2019, Fu Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan, invited by Prof. Dr. Ming-i Lydia Tseng.
  • "Corpus Compilation for World Englishes" (invited workshop), October 2, 2019, Fu Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan, invited by the Department of English Language and Literature.
  • "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)

Presentations at Conferences

2020

  • "Chewing, Swallowing, and Enjoying Your Food: Eating as Entertainment for Others" (data session), January 30-31, Facial Gestures in Interaction, Bayreuth, Germany.

2019

  • "Fresh Science, Science Buffs, and Exclusive Science Classes - A Discourse Analysis of Travel Advertising in a Popular Science Magazine", September 26-28, 8th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (BICLCE), Bamberg, Germany.
  • "Digital Food Talk: Blurring Immediacy and Distance in YouTube Eating Shows", September 22-25, Anglistentag 2019, Leipzig, Germany.
  • "Doing a Dinner Conversation…By Yourself – The Performance of Informality in YouTube Eating Shows", June 9-14, 16th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA), Hong Kong.
  • "Eating Shows on YouTube as Digital Artifacts: Food Discourses Online", February 12-14, Ethnography with a Twist, Jyväskylä, Finland. (poster; funded by WiN-UBT).

2018

  • "Iceberg Ahead: Self-Praise in Online and Offline Discourse" (presentation; with Daria Dayter), September 6-8, 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)

2017

  • "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)

2016

  • "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)

2015

  • "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) 

2014

  • "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)

2013

  • "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)

2012

  • "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)
Dr. Sofia Rüdiger

Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Englische Sprachwissenschaft


  • World Englishes and Variational Linguistics with a particular focus on Asian Englishes, English in South Korea, English as a Lingua Franca (ELF)
  • Pragmatics, Complaints and Complaint Responses, Historical Pragmatics, Experimental Pragmatics, Persuasive Language
  • Sociolinguistics, Multilingualism, Language Contact, Code-Switching, Lexical Borrowing
  • Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC)
  • Syntax and Morphology, Non-Canonical Syntax
  • Corpus Linguistics, Spoken Language Corpora, Corpus Construction
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Language and Food, Linguistic & Digital Ethnography
Dr. Sofia Rüdiger

Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Englische Sprachwissenschaft


Publications

2020

Rüdiger, Sofia
Dinner for One : The Use of Language in Eating Shows on YouTube
In: Rüdiger, Sofia ; Mühleisen, Susanne(ed.): Talking about Food : The Social and the Global in Eating Communities - Amsterdam ; Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2020. - pp. 145-165 . - (Impact; 47)
doi:10.1075/impact.47.08rud ...

Rüdiger, Sofia
English in South Korea : Applying the EIF Model
In: Buschfeld, Sarah ; Kautzsch, Alexander(ed.): Modelling World Englishes : A Joint Approach towards Postcolonial and Non-Postcolonial Varieties - Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020. - pp. 154-178

Mühleisen, Susanne; Rüdiger, Sofia
Introduction : Food and Talk in Social Life
In: Rüdiger, Sofia ; Mühleisen, Susanne(ed.): Talking about Food : The Social and the Global in Eating Communities - Amsterdam ; Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2020. - pp. 1-11 . - (Impact; 47)
doi:10.1075/impact.47.01muh ...

Rüdiger, Sofia; Dayter, Daria
Manbragging online : Self-praise on pick-up artists' forums
in Journal of Pragmatics vol. 161 (2020) . - pp. 16-27
doi:10.1016/j.pragma.2020.02.012 ...

Leuckert, Sven; Rüdiger, Sofia
Non-canonical syntax in an Expanding Circle variety : Fronting in spoken Korean(ized) English
in English World-Wide vol. 41 (2020) issue 1. - pp. 33-58
doi:10.1075/eww.00039.leu ...

Talking about Food : The Social and the Global in Eating Communities
publ: Rüdiger, Sofia; Mühleisen, Susanne
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins, 2020. - 284 pp. . - (Impact; 47)
doi:10.1075/impact.47 ...

2019

Dayter, Daria; Rüdiger, Sofia
In Other Words : "The Language of Attraction" Used by Pick-up Artists
in English Today vol. 35 (2019) issue 2. - pp. 13-19
doi:10.1017/S026607841800007X ...

Rüdiger, Sofia; Dayter, Daria
The Language of Pick-up Artists
in Babel : the Language Magazine (2019) issue 27. - pp. 16-20

Rüdiger, Sofia
Morpho-Syntactic Patterns in Spoken Korean English
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins, 2019. - XVI, 228 pp. . - (Varieties of English Around the World; G62)

2018

Rüdiger, Sofia
Mixed Feelings : Attitudes towards English loanwords and their use in South Korea
in Open Linguistics vol. 4 (2018) issue 1. - pp. 184-198
doi:10.1515/opli-2018-0010 ...

2017

Rüdiger, Sofia; Dayter, Daria
The Ethics of Researching Unlikeable Subjects: Language in an Online Community
in Applied Linguistics Review vol. 8 (2017) issue 2/3. - pp. 251-269
doi:10.1515/applirev-2016-1038 ...

Rüdiger, Sofia
Spoken English in Korea : An Expanding Circle English Revisited
In: Jenks, Christopher J. ; Lee, Jerry Won(ed.): Korean Englishes in Transnational Contexts - Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2017. - pp. 75-92
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-59788-1_4 ...

2016

Rüdiger, Sofia
Cuppa Coffee? : Challenges and Opportunities of Compiling a Conversational English Corpus in an Expanding Circle Setting
In: Christ, Hanna ; Klenovšak, Daniel ; Sönning, Lukas ; Werner, Valentin(ed.): A Blend of MaLT : Selected Contributions from the Methods and Linguistic Theories Symposium 2015 - Bamberg: University of Bamberg Press, 2016. - pp. 49-71 . - (Bamberger Beiträge zur Linguistik; 15)

Dayter, Daria; Rüdiger, Sofia
Reporting from the Field : The Narrative Reconstruction of Experience in Pick-up Artist Online Communities
in Open Linguistics vol. 2 (2016) issue 1. - pp. 337-351
doi:10.1515/opli-2016-0016 ...

2014

Rüdiger, Sofia
The Nativization of English in the Korean Context : Uncharted Territory for World Englishes : Investigating emerging patterns of Koreanized English
in English Today vol. 30 (2014) issue 4. - pp. 11-14
doi:10.1017/S0266078414000340 ...

Dayter, Daria; Rüdiger, Sofia
Speak Your Mind, but Watch Your Mouth : Complaints in CouchSurfing References
In: Bedijs, Kristina ; Held, Gudrun ; Maaß, Christiane(ed.): Face Work and Social Media - Zürich ; Berlin: LIT, 2014. - pp. 193-212 . - (Hildesheimer Beiträge zur Medienforschung; 2)

Dr. Sofia Rüdiger

Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Englische Sprachwissenschaft


Dr. Sofia Rüdiger
Akademische Rätin a.Z.

Lehrstuhl für Englische Sprachwissenschaft
Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Universitätsstr. 30

Building: GW I
Room: 0.10

95447 Bayreuth
​Germany

Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-3528
E-mail: sofia.ruediger@uni-bayreuth.de
Homepage: Personal Website
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