Person

Dr. phil.

Jennifer Fest

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Applied Linguistics

Address

Building: ehem. Couven-Gymnasium (1070)

Room: 115

Kármánstr. 17-19

52062 Aachen

Contact

workPhone
Phone: +49 241 80 96341

Office Hours

via sprechstunde.anglistik.rwth-aachen.de
 

Research Interests

Language in Media / Newspaper Language
Variational Linguistics
Register Analysis
Methodologies in Linguistics
Language of Sports
Blended Learning

Supervision of Bachelor / Master theses concerning these or related topics

 

Teaching

Dr. Fest teaches in the fields of language competence, cultural studies and applied linguistics.

This term:

"Sociolinguistics" (Seminar)
"Advanced Course A" (Exercise course, Language Competence)

Previous courses can be found via RWTHonline.

 

Publications

Book Chapters

Neumann, Stella and Jennifer Fest. 2019. "The Language of Literature: A Multi-Factorial Linguistic Analysis of a Corpus of Short Stories." In Models in literary studies and linguistics: Festschrift für Peter Wenzel, edited by Sven Strasen and Julia Vaeßen, 119–140. Trier: WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier.

Fest, Jennifer. 2017 (accepted 2015). “Sports News Around the World - a Quantitative Study of Register Features in Newspaper Sports Coverage.” In The Discourse of Sport: Analyses from Social Linguistics, edited by David Caldwell, John Walsh, Elaina W. Vine, and Jon Jureidini, 190–208. Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics 12. London: Routledge.

Neumann, Stella, and Jennifer Fest. 2016. “Cohesive devices across registers and varieties: The role of medium in English.” In Variational Text Linguistics: Revisiting Register in English. Edited by Christoph Schubert, and Christina Sanchez-Stockhammer, 195-220. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Fest, Jennifer. 2015. “Defining Endings in Newspaper Writing - A Case Study on Football Coverage.” In Last Things: Essays on Ends and Endings. Edited by Gavin Hopps, Stella Neumann, Sven Strasen, and Peter Wenzel, 53-64. Aachen British and American Studies 19. Frankfurt am Main: Lang.

Conference Proceedings

Fest, Jennifer, Arndt Heilmann, Oliver Hohlfeld, Stella Neumann, Helge Reelfs, Marco Schmitt and Alina Vogelgesang. 2019. "Determining Response-generating Contexts on Microblogging Platforms."In Proceedings of the 15th Conference on Natural Language Processing (KONVENS), 171–82. pdf

Journal Articles

Fest, Jennifer. 2015. “Corpora in the Social Sciences – How Corpus-based Approaches can Support Qualitative Interview Analyses.” Revista de lenguas para fines específicos 21 (2): 48-69. pdf

Wosnitza, Marold, and Jennifer Fest. 2014. “Schulverband Aachen Ost - '…als hätte man die gleichen Trikots an'.” Schule NRW 14 (1): 13-15.

Edited Volumes

Neumann, Stella, Rebekah Wegener, Jennifer Fest, Paula Niemietz, and Nicole Hützen, eds. 2017. Challenging Boundaries in Linguistics: Systemic Functional Perspectives. Aachen British and American Studies Series. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

Theses

Fest, Jennifer. 2016. “News in the Context of Regional and Functional Variation: A Corpus-Based Analysis of Newspaper Domains across Varieties of English.” PhD Thesis, Department of English, American and Romance Studies, RWTH Aachen University. pdf

Fest, Jennifer. 2011. “A Corpus-Based Analysis of Register Features in British Football Journalism.” Unpublished MA-Thesis, Department of English, American and Romance Studies, RWTH Aachen University.

 

Presentations & Talks

Talks

"Determining Response-generating Contexts on Microblogging Platforms." (with A. Heilmann, O. Hohlfeld, S. Neumann, H. Reelfs, M. Schmitt, A. Vogelgesang). 15th Conference on Natural Language Processing (KONVENS). FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, Oct 11, 2019.

"Hate speech dynamics in anonymous microblogging." European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference. Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal, July 04, 2019.

"Contexts from Socio-Semantic Networks – Analyzing Microblogging Platforms." (with M. Schmitt, O. Hohlfeld, S. Neumann, H. Reelfs, A. Vogelgesang). International Sunbelt Social Network Conference. Université du Québec à Montréal, Kanada, June 21, 2019.

"The Language of Free News - SFL as a Means to Understand Press Freedom." European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference. Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy, July 06, 2018.

"Understanding Information Elicitation in Context: Newspaper Interviews across Cultures." (with Rebekah Wegener). European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference. University of Salzburg, Austria, July 15, 2016.

"Social Linguistics Perspectives on the Language of Sport." (Colloquium with John Walsh, David Caldwell and Eva Lavric). European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference. University of Salzburg, Austria, July 14, 2016.

"Thematic Diversity and Distance in Newspaper Lifestyle Articles." Sociolinguistics Symposium 21. Universidad de Murcia, Spain, June 15, 2016.

"Where to Find News Worthiness - A Systemic-functional Approach to Identifying News Values." 42nd International Systemic Functional Congress. RWTH Aachen University, July 28, 2015.

"Register Variation in News Language." Invited Guest Lecture. University of Sydney, Australia, March 20, 2015.

"Computer Applications in Linguistics: An Introduction to Corpus Linguistics." Invited Guest Lecture. University of Sydney, Australia, March 18, 2015.

"Register Variation in News Language – A Corpus-based Attempt at Finding Identities within and across Varieties of English." Sociolinguistics Symposium 20. University of Jyväskylä, Finland, June 15, 2014.

“News in and on Varieties.” 41st International Systemic Functional Congress. Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, April 18, 2014.

“Literature and Statistics – A Corpus-based Study of Endings in Short Stories.” Corpus Linguistics 2013. Lancaster University, UK, July 26, 2013.

“Register Variance across varieties of English.” Register Revisited. University of Vechta, Germany, June 27, 2013.

“The Football World Cup as a linguistic event: An analysis of register features in British media coverage.” Sociolinguistics Symposium 19. Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, August 23, 2012.

“Ends and Endings in Newspaper Writing.” Ends and Endings: Notions of Closure in Literature, Theology and Contemporary Culture. University of St. Andrews, Scotland, March 24, 2012.

Posters

"Information Elicitation across Contexts." (with Rebekah Wegener). LingUnite - Language Research Day. RWTH Aachen University, October 14, 2016.

“Literature and Linguistics – A Statistical Analysis of Endings in Short Stories.” LingUnite - Language Research Day. RWTH Aachen University, Germany, October 11, 2013.

“English in the Media – Different Registers in Newspaper Language within and across Varieties of English.” LingUnite - Language Research Day. RWTH Aachen University, Germany, October 11, 2013.

“The Difference between English and English – Examining Varieties on the Basis of Register.” Corpus Linguistics 2013. Lancaster University, UK, July 25, 2013.

 

Projects

COMTEX: Context in Anonymous Short Texts (in cooperation with COMSYS and the Dept. of Sociology)
Opinion, subjectivity and point of view in language (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Ends and Endings in Literature and Culture
E-Books in der Lehre (in cooperation with the Dept. for Educational Science, finished)
LingUnite – Day of Language at RWTH Aachen (finished)
AICE - Annotation of the non-European components of the International Corpus of English (finished)
SelfAssessment at RWTH Aachen University (finished)
Schulverband Aachen Ost - Wissenschaftliche Begleitung (finished)
LEAR - Language Expert's Advanced Resources (finished)

 

Scholarships

08/2019 - Congress funding by Faculty 7, RWTH Aachen University
06/2016 - DAAD Congress funding, Sociolinguistics Symposium 21, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
02/2015 - DAAD scholarships for PhD students, research stay at the University of Sydney
02/2015 - Visting Research Fellowship, University of Sydney, School of Letters, Art, and Media
06/2014 - Conference scholarship (fee waiver), Sociolinguistics Symposium 20, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
04/2014 - DAAD Congress funding, 41st International Systemic Functional Congress, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
07/2013 - Conference Bursary, Corpus Linguistics 2013, Lancaster University, UK

 

Other

Certificate Academic Teaching | basics (ExAcT, RWTH Aachen)
Certificate Academic Teaching | extensions (ExAcT, RWTH Aachen)
Key Qualification "Blended Learning" (ExAcT, RWTH Aachen)
Key Qualification "E-Exams" (ExAcT, RWTH Aachen)