Department of English

Sociolinguistics and Discourse Studies

Dominique B. Hess, MA

SNF PhD Candidate

Modern English Linguistics

E-Mail
dominique.hess@ens.unibe.ch
Office
D 301
Postal Address
Department of English
Unitobler
Länggassstr. 49
CH – 3000 Bern 9
Consultation Hour
By appointment

Dominique B. Hess studied English, Business Administration and Mathematics at the University of Bern. In 2013, she completed her M.A. in English Languages and Literatures with special focus in Linguistics and since, has been working as an assistant in Modern English Linguistics. Her main research interests are sociolinguistics, studies of contact languages, post-colonial Englishes, grammatical variation and change in English dialects, corpus linguistics, second language acquisition, English as a Lingua Franca as well as language planning and policy.

She is currently working as a PhD student for the SNF funded Project "English in paradise?: Emergent varieties in Micronesia" and focuses on the history, development and structure of Saipanese English in Micronesia (for further information see www.english-in-micronesia.weebly.com).

Research Interests

Sociolinguistics, studies of contact languages, post-colonial Englishes, grammatical variation and change in English dialects, corpus linguistics, second language acquisition, English as a Lingua Franca as well as language planning and policy.