Dr. Carol Jaensch

Ph.D. in Linguistics (October 2008)

Thesis title:  The role of the L1 and the L2 in the L3 acquisition of German DP features.

Supervisor: Prof. Roger Hawkins

 

University of Essex

Department of Language and Linguistics

Contact: cjaens at essex.ac.uk

http://privatewww.essex.ac.uk/~cjaens

 

 

 

     

     

         Contents

        Teaching Experience

       Memberships

       Departmental Service

       Publications

       Conferences and Seminars

       Personal

 

 

         Teaching experience:

·         German Lecturer, University of Essex, October 2013 - current

o    Advanced German

·         German Lecturer, University of Essex, October 2012 - June 2013

o    German Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling Skills

o    Intermediate German (Module Director)

o    Advanced German

·         German Lecturer, University of Essex, October 2008 - June 2010

o    Initial German

o    Elementary German

o    Intensive Initial German

o    Intermediate German

o    Advanced German

·         Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Essex, October 2007 - June 2008

o    Foundations of Psycholinguistics, LG103

·         Group leader, First Steps Training for new PhD students - October 2007

·         Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Essex, October 2006 - June 2007

o    Foundations of Psycholinguistics, LG103

·         Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Essex, October 2005 - June 2006

o    Intensive Initial German

o    Intermediate German

 

        Memberships:

·         European Second Language Association (EUROSLA)

·         Society for Germanic Linguistics

·         British Association for Applied Linguistics

·         Linguistics Association of Great Britain

·         International Association of Multilingualism

·         Current member of the University of Essex Second Language Acquisition Research Group

 

        Departmental Service 

·         2008  Co-Editor of Essex Graduate Student Papers in Language and Linguistics (EGSPLL volume 10)

·         2007/2008 Student member of the Staff-Student Liaison Committee for Research students

·         2007/2008 Research Student member of the Departmental Meeting

·         2007 Co-Editor of Essex Graduate Student Papers in Language and Linguistics (EGSPLL volume 9)

·         2007 Student review member for the Language & Linguistics Postgraduate Periodic Review

·         2006 Co-Editor of Essex Graduate Student Papers in Language and Linguistics (EGSPLL volume 8)

 

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       Publications

To appear:

 

 

2013:

 

2012:

·         Jaensch, Carol “Acquisition of L3 German: Do some learners have it easier?”

o    In Third language acquisition in adulthood, Cabrelli Amaro, Jennifer; Suzanne Flynn and Jason Rothman, (eds). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 165-193

 

2011:

·         Jaensch, Carol.  "L3 Acquisition of German adjectival inflection - a generative account".

o    In Second Language Research 27 (1), 83-105.

2009:

·         Jaensch, Carol. " L3 acquisition of the German determiner phrase: The role of L1 Japanese and L2 English".

o     Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag.

·         Jaensch, Carol.  "L3 enhanced feature sensitivity as a result of higher proficiency in the L2".

o     In Third Language Acquisition and Universal Grammar, Leung, Yan-kit,     Ingrid (ed.), Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, 115-143.

·         Jaensch, Carol. "Article choice and article omission in the L3 German of native speakers of Japanese with L2 English".

o     In Second language acquisition of articles: empirical findings and theoretical implications, García-Mayo, María del Pilar and Roger Hawkins (eds.), LALD series: John Benjamins.

·         Jaensch, Carol and Sarko,Ghisseh. "Sources of fluctuation in article choice in English and German by Syrian Arabic and Japanese native speakers"

o     In EUROSLA Yearbook 2009, Roberts, Leah, Daniel Véronique, Anna-Carin Nilson and Marion Tellier (eds.), Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

2008:

·         Jaensch, Carol. "L3 Acquisition of articles in German by native Japanese speakers".

o     In Proceedings of Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition 2007, Slabakova Roumyana, Jason Rothman, Paula Kempchinsky, Elena Gavruseva (eds.), Somerville, Mass.: Cascadilla Press, 81-89.

·         Jaensch, Carol.  "Defective adjectival inflection in non-native German: prosodic transfer or missing surface inflection?"

o     In EUROSLA Yearbook 2008, Roberts, Leah,  Florence Myles and Annabelle David (eds.) , Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

 

2007:

·         Jaensch, Carol.  "The effects of L2 proficiency on the acquisition of new morpho-syntactic features in an L3".

o     Essex Graduate Student Papers in Language and Linguistics, volume 9 (EGSPLL volume 9)

 

2006:

·         Hawkins, Roger, Saleh Al-Eid, Ibrahim Almahboob, Panos Athanasopoulos, Rangsiya Chaengchenkit, James Hu, Mohammad Rezai, Carol Jaensch, Yunju Jeon, Amy Jiang, Yan-kit Ingrid Leung, Keiko Matsunaga, Martha Ortega, Ghisseh Sarko, Neal Snape and Kalinka Velasco-Zárate. Accounting for English article interpretation by L2 speakers.

o     In EUROSLA Yearbook 6, Foster-Cohen, Susan H., Marta Medved Krajnovic and Jelena Mihaljević Djigunović (eds.), Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 7–25.

 

2005:

·         Jaensch, Carol. "UG and Poverty of the Stimulus: Topic Deletion Evidence from L2 learners of German".

o     Essex Graduate Student Papers in Language and Linguistics, volume 7 (EGSPLL volume 7)

 

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        Conferences, Seminars and Workshops


2012

·         Third Language (L3) Acquisition: A focus on cognitive approaches, University of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. 

o     What's special about multilingualism? (Invited plenary presentation with Kees de Bot)

 

2011

·       Seventh International Conference on Third Language Acquisition and Multilingualism, in Warsaw, Poland

o     L3 acquisition of grammatical gender in German.

·       EUROSLA 21: 21st Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association, University of Stockholm, 7th-10th September.

o     L2 speaker knowledge of syntactic and discourse constraints on English verb phrase ellipsis. Paper presented by Roger Hawkins on behalf of Hawkins, R., Alenezi, Y., Alharbi, M., Althobaiti, M., Althubaiti, K., Bautista Maldonado, S., Ben Abbes, K., Da, S., Hu, Y., Jaensch, C., Ogawa, M. and Romano, F.

·       ISB8 2011: International Symposium on Bilingualism 8, in Oslo, Norway. 

o     A comparison of Japanese and Spanish learners of L3 German (oral presentation)

·       Workshop on Third Language Acquisition, at Newcastle University, UK.

o     Perspectives on third language acquisition, invited speaker.

 

2010

·         Looking At Language Acquisition XI, Cambridge University, UK. 

o     Grammatical gender in L3 German: Do some learners have it easier? (oral presentation)

·         L3 Acquisition Workshop: Developing a research base,
Obermann Research Seminar at the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, University of Iowa, USA. 

o     Grammatical gender in L3 German: Do some learners have it easier? (Invited attendance & oral presentation)

 

2009

·         Looking At Language Acquisition X, Cambridge University, UK. 

o     The effect of task: testing proposals for L1 and L2 influence in L3 German (oral presentation)

·         ISB7 2009, in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

o     The limitations of English L2 influence on L3 acquisition of German articles by Japanese speakers (oral presentation).

o     Testing proposals for L1/L2 influence in L3 acquisition: the effect of task (oral presentation)

 

     2008

·         AILA  2008 (15th World Congress of Applied Linguistics), Essen, Germany.

o     L3 Acquisition of German by native Japanese speakers - evidence of L2 influence? (oral presentation).

·         EUROSLA 18 2008, Aix-en- Provence, France.

o     Jaensch, Carol. L3 acquisition of grammatical gender – can L2 English really help? (poster presentation).

o     Jaensch, Carol and Sarko, Ghisseh. Article Acquisition in English and German by Japanese and  Syrian native speakers. (oral presentation).

 

2007

·         EUROSLA 17 2007, Newcastle, UK.

o     L3 Acquisition of German adjective declension by L1 Japanese speakers (oral presentation).

·         L3 Conference 2007, Stirling, UK.

o     L3 Acquisition of German DP features by L1 Japanese speakers (oral presentation).

·         ISB6 2007, Hamburg, Germany.

o     L3 Acquisition of German DP features by L1 Japanese speakers (oral presentation).

·         GASLA 2007, Iowa, USA.

o     L3 Acquisition of articles in German by L1 Japanese speakers (poster presentation).

·         J-SLA 2007, Shizuoka, Japan.

o     L3 Acquisition of German adjective declension by L1 Japanese speakers (poster presentation).

·         Looking At Language Acquisition VIII, Cambridge University, UK. 2007

o     L3 Acquisition of German adjective declension by L1 Japanese speakers (oral presentation).

·         CamLing 2007, Cambridge University, UK.

o     L3 Acquisition of articles in German by native Japanese speakers (oral presentation).

 

2006

·         EUROSLA 16 2006, Antalya, Turkey

o     L3 Acquisition of German DP features by L1 Japanese speakers - evidence of L2 influence (poster presentation).

·         Essex Graduate Conference in Linguistics XI (formerly GSPD), Essex University, UK. 2006

o     L3 Acquisition of German DP features by L1 Japanese speakers - evidence of L2 influence (oral presentation).

·         Looking At Language Acquisition VII, Cambridge University, UK. 2006

o     L3 Acquisition of German DP features by L1 Japanese speakers - evidence of L2 influence (oral presentation).

·         LangUE 2006, Essex University, UK.

o     L3 Acquisition of German DP features by L1 Japanese speakers - evidence of L2 influence (poster presentation).

   

          Personal

·         I was born in Glossop, Derbyshire, but moved to Berkshire, as a child. At 20 I moved to Munich, where I lived for nearly 14 years,  during which time I married Wolfgang (a true Bavarian!) and gave birth to two children, Tony and Jessica, who are both bilingual. We now live in sunny Clacton with one dog, a Jack Russell Terrier, called Alfie and a cockatiel, called Bobby!

 

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