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See detailCoherence in multimodal art installations
Huemer, Birgit UL

Presentation (2015, September 21)

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See detailMultilingualism at the University of Luxembourg: policy, practice and attitudes
Deroey, Katrien UL; Lejot, Eve UL; Huemer, Birgit UL

Scientific Conference (2015, July 31)

Multilingualism is a key feature of the identity and development strategy of the University of Luxembourg. This is reflected in its slogan: ‘University of Luxembourg. Multilingual, personalized ... [more ▼]

Multilingualism is a key feature of the identity and development strategy of the University of Luxembourg. This is reflected in its slogan: ‘University of Luxembourg. Multilingual, personalized, connected’. The University Language Centre was recently founded to support multilingual education and the growth of the university as a research institution. To establish the needs for language and communication support and inform language policy decisions, we conducted an extensive needs analysis among staff and students. This paper presents the findings of that investigation. The needs analysis consists of semi-structured interviews with study programme directors and online questionnaires for all staff and students. The interviews principally enquired after the following: language entry requirements for students and the means used to assess language skills; current language support provided in different study programmes; and the perceived need for academic, professional and general language support for staff and students. The online questionnaires collected data on students’ and staff’s self-assessed proficiency in the three main languages, and the perceived need for specific language and communication support across study programmes, disciplines and staff categories. The interviews with the programme directors revealed that language entry requirements vary greatly across study programmes and that applicants’ language skills have hitherto mainly been assessed in a non-standardised way. Interviewees mostly thought that for students academic writing support was paramount, while for their academic staff they did not usually feel any need for research- or teaching -related language support apart from proofreading. At the time of writing, the student and staff questionnaires are being administered. However, in our presentation we will be able to present and compare the findings of all three parts of the needs analysis so that we can highlight the perceived needs for language and communication support at this multilingual university as well as how these relate to its language policy. [less ▲]

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See detailThe “pre-scientific” thesis: the formation of a new genre in Austrian schools
Huemer, Birgit UL

Presentation (2015, July 27)

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See detailWriting support in a multilingual context: what do staff and students need?
Lejot, Eve UL; Huemer, Birgit UL; Deroey, Katrien UL

Scientific Conference (2015, June)

This paper reports on an extensive analysis of language learning needs performed amongst staff and students at a multilingual university. Although needs analysis is a well established method to inform ... [more ▼]

This paper reports on an extensive analysis of language learning needs performed amongst staff and students at a multilingual university. Although needs analysis is a well established method to inform specific language teaching (Basturkmen 2010), few studies have analysed writing support needs in general (Kruse 2013, Kruse & Meyer & Everke Buchanan in press) or writing support needs in multilingual contexts (Huemer & Rheindorf & Wetschanow 2014). In this paper, we will focus on the needs for writing support in English, French, German and Luxembourgish across faculties at the University of Luxembourg, where most degree programmes are multilingual. In addition to the results for these two groups, we will discuss the (mis)match between staff and student perceptions of students’ needs. Results are from 24 semi-structured interviews and online questionnaires (staff n=559, students n=364) covering all faculties. Not surprisingly, academic staff and postdoctoral researchers report the greatest need for support in writing research genres, i.e. papers and proposals, chiefly in English. They also felt students mostly required instruction in writing assignments and dissertations in English. Students, however, would like support in writing assignments and dissertations in all four languages. Finally, when looking at the overall results for staff and students, it is striking that the need for general language training, especially conversational skills, in all four languages outstrips the reported need for academic language instruction. We will discuss how these results informed our course design across different programs and faculties. [less ▲]

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See detailMultilingualism in a multidisciplinary Perspective
Huemer, Birgit UL

Presentation (2015, March 24)

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See detailDeveloping a German-English Dictionary of the Common Language of Academia
Rheindorf, Markus; Huemer, Birgit UL

in Journal of Academic Writing (2015), 5(1), 29-41

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See detailDeveloping a German-English Dictionary of the Common Language of Academia
Huemer, Birgit UL; Rheindorf, Markus

in Journal of Academic Writing (2015), 5(1), 29-41

The factual dominance of English as Lingua Franca of the international scientific community continues to increase in most disciplines. Univesrity students, lecturers and researchers are more and more ... [more ▼]

The factual dominance of English as Lingua Franca of the international scientific community continues to increase in most disciplines. Univesrity students, lecturers and researchers are more and more commonly required to acquire English for academic purposes. Meanwhile, linguistic research into the similarities and differences between academic English and its German, Italian or other counterparts has been conducted. However, no comprehensive study has yet dealt with the specific problems faced by German-speaking academics and students acquiring English for academic purposes. It is in this context that this article presents an ongoing research project designed to address that gap. It concerns the lack or partial lack of equivalent linguistic means between the German and the English common language of academia. The common language of academia is, by definition, used across the disciplines and contains or realises fixed, language- and culture-specific conceptions of what actually constitutes 'science' or 'academia'. It is largely based on but differs from language use in everyday contexts, thus posing significant challenges for students even in their first language. In this article, we address the challenge of achieving not only a functional comparison of the common language of academia in English and German, but of complementing the underlying inventory and analysis of each. Following a discussion of previous work, we detail our research design and criteria for the comparative analysis of the common language of academia in English and German, as well as some prelimiary results of the project. The findings of our project will ultimately lead to a German-English dictionary for the common language of academia designed to support both students and academics with understanding and participating in international scientific communities with different linguistic backgrounds. [less ▲]

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See detailDas Betreuungsgespräch
Huemer, Birgit UL; Rheindorf, Markus

Learning material (2014)

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See detailDie Vorwissenschaftliche Arbeit - Annäherung an eine Textsorte
Huemer, Birgit UL; Gruber, Helmut; Wetschanow, Karin

in informationen zur deutschdidaktik (ide), Zeitschrift für den Deutschunterricht in Wissenschaft und Schule (2014), 38(4), 24-34

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See detailThe development of an English/German dictionary for scientific writing
Huemer, Birgit UL

Presentation (2014, October 22)

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See detailCharacteristika wissenschaftlicher Textsorten: Ein systemisch funktionaler Ansatz
Huemer, Birgit UL

Presentation (2014, October 03)

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See detailCoherence in multimodal arts installations
Huemer, Birgit UL

in Gruber, Helmut; Redeker, Gisela (Eds.) The Pragmatics of Discourse Coherence: Theories and applications. (2014)

Multimodal and process-oriented design in digital installation art is pushing for the resolution of physical, spatial and temporal borders as well as coherent structures, which may make visitor perception ... [more ▼]

Multimodal and process-oriented design in digital installation art is pushing for the resolution of physical, spatial and temporal borders as well as coherent structures, which may make visitor perception substantially difficult. Hence, this form of art is well suited for the discussion of the concept of coherence in terms of applicability and constraints. In order to analyse and discuss coherence in multimodal and process-oriented design, I have developed a five-layer framework, based on systemic functional and multimodal theory and capable of analysing coherence relations in the digital installation art that this paper will look at. [less ▲]

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See detailSemiotik der digitalen Medienkunst
Huemer, Birgit UL

Book published by Vienna University Press bei V&R unipress (2014)

Art-forms, which use digital technologies for production and design and which reflect these technologies critically, are becoming increasingly popular. Caused by vast technological development, art ... [more ▼]

Art-forms, which use digital technologies for production and design and which reflect these technologies critically, are becoming increasingly popular. Caused by vast technological development, art production and design has changed considerably during the last years. Nowadays digital artworks are generated multimodally by trend and integrate the visitor and the environment as represented and interactive participants into their work. In order to explore the meaning making potential of these artworks, the author has developed a systemic functional framework of analysis, which combines a sociological with a formal approach. This framework, which is based on semiotics and multimodal functional theory, enables researchers to analyze the interaction and exchange going on between artist, artwork, visitor and environment by describing semiotic resources that are used to generate digital artworks. Thus it offers an alternative semiotic perspective on art production and design and enriches our knowledge and perception when engaging with art. [less ▲]

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See detailDas Betreuungsgespräch - Workshop/Vortrag
Huemer, Birgit UL; Rheindorf, Markus

Presentation (2014)

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See detailGesellschaftliche Mehrsprachigkeit: Eine Herausforderung für universitäre Schreibzentren
Huemer, Birgit UL; Rheindorf, Markus; Wetschanow, Karin

in Wegner, Anke; Vetter, Eva (Eds.) Mehrsprachigkeit und Professionalisierung in pädagogischen Berufen (2014)

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See detailDeveloping a German/English dictionary of the common language of science and academia’,
Huemer, Birgit UL; Rheindorf, Markus

Presentation (2013, June 27)

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See detailHow can university writing centers rise to the challenge of societal multilingualism?
Huemer, Birgit UL; Rheindorf, Markus; Wetschanow, Karin et al

Presentation (2013, June 27)

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See detailMehrsprachigkeit an der Hochschule – Auftrag für ein Schreibzentrum?
Huemer, Birgit UL; Rheindorf, Markus; Wetschanow, Karin

Presentation (2013, March 01)

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See detailWriting a.i.d.“ – Ein neuer Ansatz für die Schreibforschung und ihre Didaktisierung
Huemer, Birgit UL; Rheindorf, Markus; Gruber, Helmut

in Doleschal, Ursula; Mertlitsch, Carmen; Rheindorf, Markus (Eds.) et al Writing across the Curriculum at Work. Theorie, Praxis und Analyse (2013)

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See detailAbstract, Exposé und Forschungsantrag. Eine Schreibanleitung für Studierende und junge Forschende
Huemer, Birgit UL; Rheindorf, Markus; Gruber, Helmut

Book published by Böhlau (2012)

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