Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Barbara Seidlhofer
T: +43-1-4277-42442

News: NB: The usual office hours in the department do not apply due to current Covid-19, but I will be available by telephone during my office hours. For matters that require some preparation (draft chapters, etc.) please make an appointment by sending an e-mail to Mag. Judith Brockmann on <judith.brockmann@univie.ac.at>, with cc to barbara.seidlhofer@univie.ac.at, and mention what you would like to talk about.
I am also happy to have meetings at other times as well, e.g. via jitsi, if you let me have your relevant contact details (and times when you are NOT available). Please always cc to Judith Brockmann.

Consultation hours: up to April 3rd: Tuesdays 16:30 -17:30 (and see below)
After April 6th: Tuesdays and Thursdays 15:30 - 16:00
NB: no office hour on July 2 and 7

Summer term 2020
Winter term 2019
120228 SE MA Seminar - Focus: Applied Linguistics / Linguistics Seminar - English in Europe: Diversity and Adversity
124094 VK BEd 09.2: VK Linguistics for Language Teachers - Exploring ‘communicative competence’ in ELT
Seidlhofer, B., & Burns, A. (2020). Speaking and pronunciation. In N. Schmitt, & M. P. H. Rodgers (Eds.), An introduction to applied linguistics (3rd ed., pp. 240-258). Routledge.

Widdowson, H. G., & Seidlhofer, B. (2020). What do we really mean by ELF-informed pedagogy? An enquiry into converging themes. In M. Konakahara, & K. Tsuchiya (Eds.), English as a lingua franca in Japan: Towards multilingual practices (pp. 323-331). [16] Palgrave Macmillan.

Seidlhofer, B., & Widdowson, H. G. (2019). Accounting for communication. In C. Roever, & G. Wigglesworth (Eds.), Social perspectives on language testing: Papers in honour of Tim McNamara (pp. 243 - 252). Peter Lang. Language Testing and Evaluation, Vol.. 41

Seidlhofer, B., & Widdowson, H. G. (2019). ELF for EFL: A Change of Subject? In N. C. Sifakis, & N. Tsantila (Eds.), English as a Lingua Franca for EFL Contexts (pp. 17-31). Multilingual Matters. New Perspectives on Language and Education, Vol.. 62



Seidlhofer, B. (2018). English as a Lingua Franca: Why is it so Controversial? In JACET 56th (2017) International Convention: English in a Globalized World: Exploring Lingua Franca Research and Pedagogy (Vol. 5, pp. 2-24). JACET International Convention Selected Papers, Vol.. 5


Seidlhofer, B., Ferguson, G., Sifakis, N. C., & Tatsioka, Z. (2018). Introduction. In Z. Tatsioka, B. Seidlhofer, N. Sifakis, & G. Ferguson (Eds.), Using English as a Lingua Franca in Education in Europe (Vol. 4, pp. 1-10). De Gruyter Mouton.


Seidlhofer, B. (2018). Standard English and the dynamics of ELF variation. In J. Jenkins, W. Baker, & M. Dewey (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of English as a lingua franca (pp. 85-100). Routledge. Routledge handbooks in applied linguistics

Seidlhofer, B., Tatsioka, Z., Sifakis, N. C., & Ferguson, G. (Eds.) (2018). Using English as a Lingua Franca in Education in Europe. De Gruyter Mouton. Language and Social Life, Vol.. 7


Seidlhofer, B. (2017). English as a Lingua Franca and Multilingualism. In J. Cenoz, D. Gorter, & S. May (Eds.), Language Awareness and Multilingualism (pp. 391-404). Springer. Encyclopedia of Language and Education



Seidlhofer, B. (2016). ELF: English in a global context. In K. Murata (Ed.), Exploring ELF in Japanese Academic and Business Contexts: Conceptualization, research and pedagogic implications (pp. 17 - 28). Routledge.

Erling, E., Schekulin, C., Thir, V., Seidlhofer, B., & Widdowson, H. G. (2016). I English Language, Section 12: English as a lingua franca. The Year's Work in English Studies, 95(1), 130-169.


Seidlhofer, B. (2015). ELF-informed Pedagogy: from Code-fixation towards Communicative Awareness. In P. Vettorel (Ed.), New Frontiers in Teaching and Learning English (pp. 19-30). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Since 2005
Full Professor of English Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies, University of Vienna

2001
'Habilitation' (venia legendi, post-doctoral qualification) in English Linguistics, University of Vienna (Habilitation: "English: Native Tongue, Foreign Language, Lingua Franca. An Applied Linguistic Enquiry")

1991
PhD in Applied Linguistics, University of London (PhD Thesis: "Approaches to Summarization: Discourse Analysis and Language Education")

1984
Master of Arts in Language and Literature in Education, University of London, Institute of Education

1982
MA in English and Italian, University of Vienna

Research Interests

  • English as a Lingua Franca: conceptualization, description, and theoretical implications
  • Sociolinguistics: language contact, language variation and change
  • Intercultural communication and 'multilingualism'
  • Corpus linguistics: corpus compilation and computer-aided linguistic analysis
  • Applied linguistic implications of the above, especially with regard to language policy, language teacher education and language pedagogy

Selected research projects

2005 – 2013        Project director, 'Translational Research Project' of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF): The Vienna-Oxford International Corpus of English (VOICE), see: http://www.univie.ac.at/voice

2006-2011           Project director, Work package 4.2. 'Emergent varieties' of the EU project DYLAN (Language dynamics and management of diversity), see:

http://www.dylan-project.org/Dylan_en/home/home.php

Activities

Wiener Sprachgesellschaft (External organisation)

Barbara Seidlhofer (Chair)
Apr 2016 → …

Journal of English as a Lingua Franca (Journal)

Barbara Seidlhofer (Editor)
2012Jun 2019

Yours inclusively: ELF communication

Barbara Seidlhofer (Keynote speaker)
29 Feb 2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Challenging Conventions. Wider Implications of English as a Lingua Franca Research

Barbara Seidlhofer (Speaker)
12 Dec 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Communication and community: an ELF perspective on critical contexts

Barbara Seidlhofer (Speaker)
5 Dec 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


English as a lingua franca: quest, fact, controversy

Barbara Seidlhofer (Speaker)
7 Nov 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Podiumsdiskussion

Barbara Seidlhofer (Speaker)
7 Nov 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Joint Plenary Session

Barbara Seidlhofer (Speaker), Martin Dewey (Speaker)
4 Jul 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Tracing Themes and Trends in ELF Research

Barbara Seidlhofer (Speaker)
27 Jan 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


EMI and CLIL and ELF: How do they relate?

Barbara Seidlhofer (Speaker)
26 Jan 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


English as a Lingua Franca: Focus on Nonstandard Forms and Non-Elite Domains

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
17 Jul 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


ELF in Applied Linguistics: Journal Editors' Perspectives

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
5 Jul 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Positioning ELF as Applied Linguistic Research

Barbara Seidlhofer (Selected presenter)
4 Jul 20187 Jul 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


English as a Lingua Franca

Barbara Seidlhofer (Keynote speaker)
30 Apr 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Incapable competences: the communicative use of English as a lingua franca

Barbara Seidlhofer (Speaker)
17 Apr 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Borders and barriers in foreign language education

Barbara Seidlhofer (Speaker)
10 Dec 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


English as a Lingua Franca (Panel Chair)

Barbara Seidlhofer (Speaker)
6 Sep 20178 Sep 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


English as a Lingua Franca: Why is it so Controversial?

Barbara Seidlhofer (Speaker)
29 Aug 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Exploring English as a lingua franca and its educational significance

Barbara Seidlhofer (Speaker), Henry George Widdowson (Speaker)
29 Aug 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Looking ahead: Prospects for the Study of English as a Lingua Franca

Barbara Seidlhofer (Speaker)
27 Aug 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Taking stock: English and Globalization: the Challenge of Change

Barbara Seidlhofer (Speaker)
26 Aug 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


ELF in Prospect. Where do we go from here? (Invited panel)

Barbara Seidlhofer (Speaker), Henry George Widdowson (Speaker)
14 Jun 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Comment to the Lecture "Identities of English: A dynamic emergent scene" by Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
18 May 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Concepts of Competence

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
6 Apr 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


ELF in and as local practice

Barbara Seidlhofer (Speaker)
19 Mar 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Conformist competence or communicative capability?

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
6 Mar 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


(Re) Defining issues in Applied Linguistics, TESOL and SLA

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
12 Dec 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Language awareness, language regimes and translanguaging in cross-cultural high stakes encounters

Barbara Seidlhofer (Speaker), Sandra Radinger (Speaker)
20 Jul 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Language awareness, language regimes and translanguaging in cross-cultural highstakes encounters

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
20 Jul 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


ELF in critical contexts

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
28 Jun 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Learner corpora, ELF corpora: what's the difference?

Barbara Seidlhofer (Keynote speaker)
11 Sep 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Real-world implications of ELF

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
27 Aug 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Standard deviation and English as a Lingua Franca

Barbara Seidlhofer (Keynote speaker)
10 Apr 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Unauthorized Access. The case of English as a Lingua Franca

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
26 Feb 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Barbara Seidlhofer meets Stefan Majewski. Looking back on the „VOICE-PROJEKT“ (Vienna-Oxford International Corpus of English).

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
12 Dec 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


English in Reality - English used as a Lingua Franca in the World

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
16 Nov 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


The Global Significance of ELF Study

Barbara Seidlhofer (Keynote speaker)
14 Nov 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


English as a lingua franca: what's old, what's new?

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
31 Oct 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


ELF research: key issues and recent developments

Barbara Seidlhofer (Keynote speaker)
3 Apr 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Changing the Subject

Barbara Seidlhofer (Keynote speaker)
2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Compiling and Using VOICE as a Research Tool

Barbara Seidlhofer (Keynote speaker)
2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Researching English as a Lingua Franca

Barbara Seidlhofer (Keynote speaker)
2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Rethinking 'English' in High-Stakes Encounters: the Significance of English as a Lingua Franca

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


The 'E' of 'TEA' in a globalised world

Barbara Seidlhofer (Keynote speaker)
2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


The 'E' of 'TESOL' in the Age of Globalization

Barbara Seidlhofer (Keynote speaker)
2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Roman Forum

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
6 Sep 2013

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther



ELF-informed pedagogy: from code-fixation to language awareness

Barbara Seidlhofer (Keynote speaker)
15 Feb 2013

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Research perspectives on English as a lingua franca

Barbara Seidlhofer (Speaker)
4 May 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther



"Proficiency in English": the ELF perspective (Invited plenary address)

Barbara Seidlhofer (Keynote speaker)
10 Sep 2011

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


"ELF (English as a Lingua Franca): new perspectives on English" (Invited lecture and seminar)

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
30 Aug 2011

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


The VOICEs of Europe and Asia: diversity of data but harmony in approach

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
26 Aug 2011

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Anglophone-centric attitudes and the globalization of English (Invited plenary address)

Barbara Seidlhofer (Keynote speaker)
25 Aug 2011

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


"Translanguaging via English as a Lingua Franca" (Invited plenary address)

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
27 Jul 2011

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


"Capability vs. Code-fixation" Round table "Literacy, language teaching and social inclusion"

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
26 Jul 2011

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Plenary Panel ELF4

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
28 May 2011

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


"To get the better of words" Proficiency in English: the ELF Perspective

Barbara Seidlhofer (Keynote speaker)
4 Dec 2010

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Multilingual communities in contact: conceptual implications and linguistic consequences

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
3 Sep 2010

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


"ELF research: issues arising."

Barbara Seidlhofer (Contributor)
25 May 2010

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


"English as a lingua franca: Recent theoretical and empirical developments."

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
7 Mar 2010

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


"English as a Lingua Franca: What´s The Use In Education?"

Barbara Seidlhofer (Keynote speaker)
25 Feb 2010

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


"Conformity and creativity in ELF and learner English"

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
15 Jan 2010

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Englisch als Lingua Franca

Barbara Seidlhofer (Keynote speaker)
23 Sep 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Eigentum und Eigenart: Wem gehört die Weltsprache Englisch

Barbara Seidlhofer (Keynote speaker)
26 Jun 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


AAUTE LehrerInnenausbildung

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
24 Apr 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


VOICE: The Project s Progress

Barbara Seidlhofer (Keynote speaker)
6 Apr 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


The Pedagogic Use of the Use of English

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
12 Mar 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


The EU Integrated Project DYLAN

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
6 Dec 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


LehrerInnenbildung und Mehrsprachigkeit

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
4 Dec 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Border crossing with English as a lingua franca

Barbara Seidlhofer (Keynote speaker)
13 Nov 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


English as a lingua franca: A use of language in its own right

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
8 Oct 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Symposium 'Reconciling multilingualism with English as a lingua franca: Realistic policy or wishful thinking?'

Barbara Seidlhofer (Speaker)
24 Aug 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Focus on ELF in VOICE

Barbara Seidlhofer (Speaker)
26 Jun 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Otherwise engaged: ELF and its relevance for language awareness.

Barbara Seidlhofer (Keynote speaker)
26 Jun 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


'On the need to rethink the 'E' in TEFL'

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
21 Jun 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


'A VOICE for ELF'

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
18 Jun 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Correctness vs appropriateness

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
17 Jun 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


'Lingua franca et émergence d'une nouvelle variété d'anglais?'

Barbara Seidlhofer (Speaker)
28 Apr 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


'ELF findings: form and function'

Barbara Seidlhofer (Keynote speaker)
6 Mar 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Giving VOICE to English as a lingua franca

Barbara Seidlhofer (Keynote speaker)
14 Feb 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


'In quest of a language for cross-cultural communication.'

Barbara Seidlhofer (Keynote speaker)
19 Nov 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


World Englishes and 'English as a linga franca' - two frameworks or one?

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
4 Oct 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


The nature and significance of English as a Lingua Franca or on the 'E' in 'ELT'

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
23 Jul 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


'Accommodation and the idiom principle in English as a Lingua Franca'.

Barbara Seidlhofer (Speaker)
10 Jul 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


The nature and significance of English as a Lingua Franca or on the 'E' in 'ELT

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
5 Jul 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


English is too important to be left to its native speakers

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
19 Apr 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


English as a lingua franca and its implications for language pedagogy

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
9 Nov 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


English as an International Lingua Franca: New Concepts, New Priorities

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
1 Nov 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Ergebnisse der Diskussion: LehrerInnenbildung

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
18 Oct 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


English as a lingua franca: So what's new?

Barbara Seidlhofer (Invited speaker)
17 Sep 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


"Describing English as a Lingua Franca" Panel "English in multilingual contexts",

Barbara Seidlhofer (Speaker)
31 Aug 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


English as a lingua franca: "Qué pasa?"

Barbara Seidlhofer (Speaker)
30 Mar 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


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