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Name: Dorothea  Hoffmann
Institution: University of Chicago
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/hoffmanndorothea/
State and/or Country: IL
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Language Documentation
Semantics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Typology
Ling & Literature
Anthropological Linguistics
Specialty: Typology and Spatial and Motion Expressions
Subject Language(s): Djamindjung
Mullukmulluk
Kriol
Selected Publications: Publications:

[to appear] Hoffmann, Dorothea, “Mapping the Language: How a dying language loses its place in the world”, Paper presented at AUSTRALEX 2013, The University of Adelaide

[to appear] Hoffmann, Dorothea, “Moving through space and (not?) time: North Australian dreamtime narratives,” Narratives from the South Pacific: Sociocultural explorations, ed. by F. Gounder: John Benjamins Publishing Company

2012 Hoffmann, Dorothea, “Path Salience in Motion Descriptions in Jaminjung”, Space and Time in Languages and Cultures I: Linguistic Diversity, ed. by L. Filipovic & K.M. Jaszczolt, 459-80. Amsterdam: Benjamins

2011 Hoffmann, Dorothea, “The many ways of falling down a cliff: Culture- and Language-specific ways of expressing path in Jaminjung and Kriol”, Paper presented at Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 3, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

2009 Hoffmann, Dorothea, “Orientation or Location? A Case-Study of Jaminjung and Kriol”, Paper presented at Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 2, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Work under review
[2013] Hoffmann, Dorothea, “Mapping Worlds: Frames of Reference in MalakMalak,” Paper presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistic Society, The University of California, Berkeley

Work in preparation
[2014] Hoffmann, Dorothea, “Frames of Reference across Northern Australia”, to be submitted to Studies in Language

[2014] Hoffmann, Dorothea, “Forever 'now': Dreamtime stories of Northern Australia”, to be submitted to Narrative Inquiry


Edited proceedings
2013 Hoffmann, Dorothea; and Michael Ramsammy eds., Proceedings to the 18th International Postgraduate Linguistics Conference, Manchester: The University of Manchester

2012 van Hattum, Marije; Morris, Jonathan; and Dorothea Hoffmann eds., Proceedings to the 19th International Postgraduate Linguistics Conference: Salford, UK: Salford Working Papers

Reviews
submitted Hoffmann, Dorothea, “From Space to Time: A Cognitive Analysis of the Cora Locative System and Its Temporal Extensions”, Casad, Eugene H., 2013, Linguistic Anthropology

2014 Hoffmann, Dorothea, “The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Typology”, Song, Jae Jung ed., 2013, Linguist List, 25.863. http://linguistlist.org/issues/25/25-863.html

2013 Hoffmann, Dorothea, “Creoles, their substrates, and language typology”, Lefebvre, Claire ed., 2011, Language in Society 42:3: 352-353
2013 Hoffmann, Dorothea. “Multilingualism: Understanding linguistic diversity”, Edwards, John, 2012, Language in Society 42:4: 473-474

2012 Hoffmann Dorothea. “Interpreting Motion: Grounded Representations for Spatial Language”, Mani, Inderjeet, and James Pustejovsky, 2012, Linguist List, 23.3587 http://linguistlist.org/issues/23/23-3587.html

Other Publications
2013 Lindsey, Biddy Yingguny; Pirak, Rita; Mijat, Francis; et al., Hoffmann, Dorothea ed., Kumugut: The Story of the Blue-Tongue Lizard, Darwin: self-published

2012 Hoffmann Dorothea, Descriptions of Motion and Travel in Jaminjung and Kriol, School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, Manchester: University of Manchester, https://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/item/?pid=uk-ac-man-scw:158778

2007 Hoffmann Dorothea, Language Contact in Australia, Fachbereich Englische Sprachwissenschaft, Konstanz, Germany: Universität Konstanz, http://kops.ub.uni-konstanz.de/handle/urn:nbn:de:bsz:352-164434
Courses Taught: Graduate Teaching Assistantship for
• “Introducing English Grammar” (250+ students in individual groups of 25+) assessment of worksheets, supporting lectures on various aspects of English grammar
• Principles of Linguistics” (250+ students in individual groups of 25+) assessment of worksheets, supporting lecturing on various basic topics of linguistics
• “Introduction to Semantics” (150+ students in individual groups of 20+) assessment of worksheets, supporting lecturing on various topics of basic and intermediate semantics
• “Introduction to Linguistic Change” (150+ students in individual groups of 20+) assessment of worksheets, supporting lecturing on various topics of language contact and change

University Teaching Position for German as a Foreign Language Level B1-B2 (intermediate level of German)
• (20+ students) developing teaching and lesson plans, independent course instruction, including oral assessment and assignment marking

University Teaching Position for German as a Foreign Language Level A1 (beginner’s level of German)
• (15+ students) developing teaching and lesson plans, independent course instruction including oral assessment and assignment marking

Tutor for “Introduction to Linguistics”
• (350+ students in individual groups of 60+) developing assignments, supporting lecturing on various topics of linguistics, partial assignment marking of 350+ final exams

Conversation Tutorials at Adelaide University and Flinders University, Adelaide (Level B1, intermediate level)
• (15+ students) developing teaching and lesson plans, independent course instruction with particular focus on communication skills, evaluation and assignment marking of essays, presentations and oral proficiency
Dissertation Abstract: Descriptions of Motion and Travel in Jaminjung and Kriol
Reviewer of: Interpreting Motion (LL Issue 23.3587)
The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Typology (LL Issue 25.863)
Academic Paper Abstract: Creoles, their substrates and language typology. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2011.



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