Short CV/Education and training

    Studied German philology and social sciences at Ruhr University Bochum and the University of Göttingen, Germany

  • 1971
    First state examination (result: very good)

  • 1973
    PhD (summa cum laude) from Ruhr University Bochum

  • 1980
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), and promotion to private lecturer in the German language and its pedagogy, at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany

  • 1985
    Professor by special appointment

  • Since 1995
    C4 professor of German philology/pedagogy at the University of Wuppertal, Germany

Selected publications

  • Neuland, E.: Interkulturelle Kommunikation. Perspektiven einer anwendungsorientierten Germanistik. 2011 (forthcoming)

  • Neuland, E.: Sprachliche Höflichkeit zwischen Etikette und kommunikativer Kompetenz. 2011 (forthcoming)

  • Neuland, E.: Jugendliche als Akteure – Sprachliche und kulturelle Aneignungs- und Ausdrucksformen von Kindern und Jugendlichen. 2011 (forthcoming)

  • Neuland, E.: Text und Stil im Kulturvergleich. Pisaner Fachtagung 2009 zu interkulturellen Wegen Germanistischer Kooperation. 2010

  • Neuland, E.: Jugendsprache. Eine Einführung. 2008

  • Neuland, E.: Jugendsprachen: mehrsprachig – kontrastiv – interkulturell. 2007

  • Neuland, E.: Variation im heutigen Deutsch: Perspektiven für den Sprachunterricht. 2006

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Partnership between the German departments of the University of Wuppertal, Germany, and ASU Cairo, Egypt, with goal of developing an MA course in "Intercultural Communication", 2008 – 2010

  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Vigoni project: Project-related Personnel-exchange Programme with Italy, the "Oral communication in BA courses in German" module, 2002 – 2004

  • North Rhine-Westphalia study reform project ("lighthouse project"): "Wuppertal Interdisciplinary Course Offerings (WISA)", 2001 – 2003

  • International conference: "Youth language – Mirror of the times in Wuppertal", German Research Foundation (DFG) and state funding, 2001

  • DFG research project on the language usage of adolescents in Germany, 1999 – 2002

  • North Rhine-Westphalia study reform project ("lighthouse project"): "Oral Communication", 1999 – 2001

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of various selections committees of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD; southern Europe inter alia)

  • Member of the executive committee of the DAAD, since 2008

  • Member of the overall executive committee, German Language Society (GfdS), since 2006

  • Member of the German Research Foundation (DFG) expert reviewer's committee for linguistics, 2004 – 2008

  • Member and chairperson of the DAAD's German philology advisory board, 2003 – 2006

  • Member of the international academic council, German Language Institute (IDS), Mannheim, Germany, since 2000

  • Elected reviewer for the DFG, 2000-2008

  • Member of the executive committee, German Philology Association of Germany for German philology in higher education as well as the overall executive committee, until 1997

Additional qualifications

  • Vordiplom (intermediate examination) in psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany


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