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Mag. Dr. Barbara SEIDLHOFER Professor, English and Applied Linguistics, University of Vienna


 Barbara Seidlhofer is Professor of English and Applied Linguistics, University of Vienna. Her research and teaching focus on English as a lingua franca, the nature of transcultural communication and sociolinguistics and pragmatics more generally. She is the founding director of the Vienna-Oxford International Corpus of English - VOICE and author of Understanding English as a Lingua Franca, Oxford University Press. From 2006-2011 she directed the Vienna team in the EU project DYLAN - Language dynamics and management of diversity. She is past editor of the International Journal of Applied Linguistics and founding editor of the Journal of English as a Lingua Franca.