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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.


Member of the Austrian Language Council
Former president and Member of Executive Board of Verbal (Verband für Angewandte Linguistik)
Member of International Committee and Executive Board of AILA (Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée)


Seidlhofer, Barbara. 2011, Understanding English as a Lingua Franca, Oxford: Oxford University Press
Seidlhofer, Barbara. 2013, Hegemonie oder Handlungsspielraum? English als Lingua Franca in der Wissenschaft. In Neck, R., Schmidinger , H. & Weigelin-Schwiedrzik, S. (ed).Kommunikation - Objekt und Agens von Wissenschaft . Wien/Köln/Weimar, Böhlau Verlag, Band 16, S. 178-185
Seidlhofer, Barbara. 2017, English as a Lingua Franca and Multilingualism. In Cenoz, J., Gorter, D. & May, S. (ed). Language Awareness and Multilingualism . Heidelberg, Springer, S. 391-404
Tatsioka, Zoi; Barbara Seidlhofer, Nicos Sifakis, & Gibson Ferguson (ed). 2018, Using English as a Lingua Franca in Education in Europe, Berlin/Boston, De Gruyter Mouton