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Veronika Thir

Mag. Veronika Thir
Mag. Veronika Thir

Teaching and Research Associate

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About

Veronika Thir completed a teaching degree (Mag. phil.) in English and French at the University of Vienna, and, as part of that programme, spent a semester at the Université Catholique de l’Ouest in Angers, France. During her studies, she received numerous grants for academic excellence and two student awards, one of them for her diploma thesis in English linguistics. Before joining the Vienna University of Economics and Business, she worked as a university assistant (prae-doc) at the English Department of the University of Vienna. Veronika is currently working on her PhD project in English Applied Linguistics, in which she investigates co-textual and contextual effects on the intelligibility of pronunciation in English as a lingua franca (ELF) communication.

Veronika has gained several years of teaching experience in academia, first as a student tutor and later as a university assistant at the English Department, where she taught classes in English linguistics, academic writing and research skills. At WU, she teaches English Business Communication I.

 

Research Interest

Veronika’s research interests include phonological intelligibility in English as a lingua franca communication and its implications for English pronunciation teaching. Her current research focuses on the effect of linguistic co-text and extra-linguistic context on the intelligibility of selected Austrian pronunciation features in English to international listeners, using a combination of qualitative and quantitative experimental methods.