ABOUT ME

Born in Luxembourg, I grew up in a multilingual environment (with beside my first language Luxembourgish, i.a. German, French and English as L2). As such, I was from early on confronted with different areas of social and linguistic contact between various languages. During my linguistic studies in Bamberg/Germany, my main interest became focused on the sounds of the languages - the way they are produced and perceived and the way they interact in communication. Always curious to learn something new, I peer into other linguistic branches and areas as well.

The learning of i.a. Latin, Old Greek, Old Church Slavonic and different modern languages such as Spanish, Czech and Portuguese, and the teaching of some of them gave me a broad insight into grammatical forms, functions and linguistic systems. A knowledge I use both in research and teaching - and in scientific transfer to the general public and society.

EDUCATION

2015 - 2011

UNIVERSITÉ DU LUXEMBOURG

PhD studies in Luxembourgish Linguistics

(AFR-Stipendium of the Fonds National de la Recherche, Luxembourg)

2010 - 2007

OTTO-FRIEDRICH-UNIVERSITÄT BAMBERG

German philology (linguistics), Slavistics, Contemporary History

2007 - 2006

CHARLES UNIVERSITY PRAGUE

Erasmus-Program

© Nina Weymann (NWS Portraits)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Phonetics & Phonology

Sociolinguistics/Sociophonetics

Language Variation and Change

Luxembourgish linguistics

Urban vernaculars

Language Contact

Multilingualism

2006 - 2004

OTTO-FRIEDRICH-UNIVERSITÄT BAMBERG

Archaeology, Contemporary History, Slavistics

2004 - 1990

Primary and secondary School in Luxembourg

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