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Dr. Natasha Tolimir-Hölzl

Profile

Academic Research Fellow in Sociolinguistics (quantitative/ qualitative research)

Current interest: Diaspora and language maintenance

Successful fundraising/grant applications (DFG, DAAD)

Experience as advisor for academic grant applications (DAAD, International office, Viadrina University)

Experience as Member of grant Boards for the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) in Latvia and Estonia

Expertise in South East Slavonic Studies

Fluent in German (native), Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (native), English (near-native); good Russian and French skills, some Spanish, Estonian and Latvian

Extensive International Professional Experience (UK, Baltic States, Balkans, United Nations/ New York)

 Secondary School Teaching experience for IB German at Bilingual International Schools in Berlin


CV

born in Erlangen, lives in Berlin

Since 09/2019 Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Institute for Slavonic Studies at the University of Regensburg

09/2014 – 11/2015

Lecturer for Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian at the Institute for Slavonic Studies, University of Hamburg

04/2011 – 12/2012

Lecturer in Sociolinguistics at the Europa-University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Lehrstuhl für Sprachgebrauch und Sprachvergleich (Department for Language Variation)

05/2009 – 04/2011

Research Fellow at the Humboldt University Berlin, Institute for Slavonic Studies; DFG (German Research Foundation): extensive empirical research in Bosnia, quantitative and qualitative

02/2008

PhD at Europa Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt Oder

„Magna cum laude“

Thesis: Bosnien und Herzegowina: Sprachliche Divergenz auf dem Prüfstand (published 2009, Munich: Sagner)/ linguistic divergency in Bosnia and Herzegovina

09/2005 – 12/2005

United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA

conference management/public relations

10/2002 – 09/2004 PhD studies at University of Reading (working away), School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, U.K., Supervisor: Prof Paul Kerswill

09/2002 – 09/2004

University Lecturer in Linguistics and German via the DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service at Liepajas Pedagogijas Akademija, Latvia

Simultaneously: PhD studies (see: Education)
09/2000 – 06/2001 Language Assistant in Linguistics and German via the DAAD at the Eesti Humantitaarinstitut, Tallinn, Estonia
09/1999 – 06/2000 University Lecturer in German, Cultural Studies and Linguistics at the University of Ulster, Coleraine and (London) Derry, Northern Ireland
1997 Teaching assistantship via PAD (German Pedagogical Exchange) for German at Secondary school level in Cambridge, U.K
1994 – 1999 Magister Artium, M.A. Studies in English, Slavonic Studies and German at Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen Nürnberg

Publications

Tolimir-Hölzl, N. (2013). Language attitudes in the Republika Srpska. In: Grondelaers, S. und Kristiansen, T. Language (De)standardisation in Late Modern Europe: Experimental Studies . SLICE Volume 2. Novus Forlag, Oslo.

Tolimir-Hölzl, N. (2013) Die Volkszählung in Bosnien und Herzegowina 2013: Zur Problematik der ethnischen Kategorisierung über die Sprachenfrage. In: Südosteuropamitteilungen, 06/2013, SOG München.

Tolimir-Hölzl, N. (2013) Review: Sprach(en)politik in Bosnien und Herzegowina und im deutschsprachigen Raum. Sammelband zur gleichnamigen Konferenz in Sarajevo. GI et al. Sarajevo (2011). In: Südosteuropamitteilungen 05/2013, SOG München.

Tolimir-Hölzl, N. (2011) „Die Unterschiede sind nun da“: Zur sprachlichen Entwicklung in Bosnien und Herzegowina. In: Zeitschrift für Slawistik. Berlin: Akademie Verlag GmbH.

Tolimir-Hölzl, N. (2011). Linguistic Divergence in Bosnia: considerations about vertical and horizontal levelling. In: Fishman, Joshua. A. International Journal of the Sociology of Language.

Tolimir-Hölzl, N. (2009). Bosnien und Herzegowina: Sprachliche Divergenz auf dem Prüfstand. München: Verlag Otto Sagner. (Phd-thesis)


Reviews/Member

Since 2019

Internal review for Tajkomoji kalbotyra

2015 Conference paper Reviews for: The International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (Iclave)

since 2014

Internal Reviews for Bloomsbury, U.K.

since 2012

Internal Reviews for Zeitschrift für Slawistik

since 2012

Internal Reviews for Palgrave Macmillan, U.K.

since 2011

HiSoN (Historical Sociolinguistics Network)

since 2010

Member of SLICE (Standard Language Ideologies in Contemporary Europe)

since 2010

Member of Südosteuropagesellschaft (Organization for Southeast Europe), SOG, Munich


Conferences

upcoming

 

Sociolinguistics Symposium 23 in Hong Kong: “Unsettling language”

June 2018

 

Sociolinguistics Symposium 22 in Auckland, Neuseeland. 27.-30.06.2018. Paper: “North, South, East and West: migration and language maintenance”.

April 2017

 

Hison (Historical Sociolinguistics Network) Konferenz: Examining the Social in Historical Sociolinguistics; New York University/ CUNY Graduate Centre, New York USA. 6.-7.4.2017

Paper: "Diaspora research:

Sociolinguistic research of the BCMS diaspora in Germany.

May 2017

University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland. Konferenz:

Approaches to migration, language and identity, 4.-6.5.2017

Paper: "Language maintenance and linguistic identity in times of change: Linguistic maintenance in the German BCMS diaspora"

 

June 2017

ICLAVE 9 (International Conference on Language Variation in Europe), 6.-9.6. 2017 Malaga, Spain

Paper: "Diaspora and language change: Social clubs and their role in language maintenance"

July 2017

Sociolinguistic Summer School, Lesbos, Greece.

June 2016

 

 

Sociolinguistics Symposium 21, Murcia, Spain: Attitudes and Prestige, 15.-18.06.2016

Paper: "Linguistic divergence within the Bosnian diaspora

#radicalisationabroad

August 2011 Hison: Sociolinguistic Summer School, Lesbos, Greece with J. Chambers, D. Preston, P. Trudgill
June 2010     Sociolinguistics Symposium 18 in Southhampton, U.K., presenter
2010 1,2,3: meine Sprache, deine Sprache, unsere Sprache: Sprachgebrauch in mehrsprachigen Räumen. Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) / Collegium Polonicum, Slubice, Polen
2007 Lanchart Summer School of Sociolinguistics, Copenhagen with P. Kerswill, L. Milroy, D. Preston, J. Chambers
2004 British Association for Applied Linguistics, BAAL/CUP: „Language and Identity” Reading: University of Reading

 

2003 Gesellschaft für Angewandte LInguistik GAL Tagung Wuppertal: „Mehrsprachige Individuen-vielsprachige Gesellschaften.“


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Dr. Natasha Tolimir-Hölzl

Universität Regensburg
Universitätsstraße 31

D-93053 Regensburg


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