Deutsch als Zweitsprache - Theorie und Didaktik des Zweitspracherwerbs (Prof. Dr. Petra Schulz)
Prof. Dr. Petra Schulz
Scientific Vita | Degrees | Official Functions at the University | Awards and Stipends
Editorial Boards | Scientific Boards | Reviewing activities | Research Grants
Invited International Teaching | Selected Interational Plenary Lectures | Graduate Supervision
Knowledge Transfer | Main Peer Reviewed Publication
|2007 -||Associated Faculty, Linguistics Department, Goethe University|
|2006 -||Professor (W3) of German as a Second Language, Goethe University, Frankfurt|
|2004 - 2006||Professor (C3) of Linguistics and Didactics, University of Education Karlsruhe|
|2001 - 2004||Research Fellow, DFG-research group FOR 381: “Early Language Development”, Charité Berlin|
|2000||Assistant Professor (C1), Department of Special Language education, University of Education Ludwigsburg|
|1998 - 2001||Research fellow, DFG-research program SFB 471 „Variation and development in the lexicon”, Konstanz University|
|1996 - 2000||Elementary School Teacher, Stuttgart|
|2000||Dr. phil. in Linguistics, Tübingen University (summa cum laude)Supervisors: R. Tracy, U Mannheim, M. Reis, U Tübingen|
|1995||Magister Artium in General Linguistics, Psychology, and Informatics, Tübingen University (with distinction)|
|Juli 1989||Second State Board Exam for Elementary and High School, Heidelberg (with distinction)|
|1987||First State Board Exam in German, Education, Educational Psychology, University of Education Heidelberg (with distinction)|
Official Functions at the University
|2019 -||Deputy spokesperson of the DFG Graduate School "Nominal Modification", Goethe University|
|2017 -||Center speaker of the GRADE center "Language"|
|2013 - 2016||Vice Dean for Research, Faculty of Modern Philologies, Goethe University, Head of the PhD Committee|
|2013 -||Head of the Department of Psycholinguistics and Didactics, Goethe University|
|2014 -||Member of the selection committee of the DFG-Graduate school „Nominal modification”|
|2011 -||Member of the Taskforce Research, Faculty of Modern Philologies|
Elected Member of the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Modern Philologies
Awards and Stipends
|2019-2024||Elected member of DFG Senate Commitee on Collaborative Research Centres (SFB) and elected scientific member of the DFG Grants Commitee on Collaborative Research Centres, German Science Foundation|
|2019||Invited researcher, Workshop at Villa Vigoni, "Dimensions of wh-words: a German-Italian question time", Menaggio, Italy, Exchange program DFG - Italy|
|2016 - 2020||Appointed expert for the Systematic Review „Interventions for Improving Children’s Language in Early-Childhood-Education-and-Care Settings in German-Speaking Countries”, DIPF, Frankfurt|
|2015 -||Appointed member of the expert group “Education” as part of the Asylum Convention, Hesse|
|2014, 2017, 2020||Formal university recognition: ranked among the 10% most successful faculty members in research and teaching|
|2014||Poster Price, Conference Linguistic Evidence, "Acquisition of (non-)restrictivity in relative clauses" (with C. Koch, E. Sanfelici and A. Thiel)|
|2013||Short Term Scientific Mission (COST IS0804) to Tel Aviv University (N. Friedmann), March 2013|
|2013||Founding member of the Centre for Research on Individual Development and Adaptive Education of Children at Risk (IDeA), Hesse Excellency Grant LOEWE|
|2005||Rank 1, for an appointment list, W3-Professorship for German Language and literature and their didactics, Focus on Linguistics and Language didactics, University of education, Heidelberg|
|1992 - 1993||Visiting student at University of Massachusetts, USA, with a foreign study scholarship for outstanding students, Ev. Studienwerk Villigst|
|1991 - 1995||Scholarship for outstanding students, Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst|
|2018||Special Issue Editor, University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers in Linguistics (UMOP). Graduate Linguistics Student Association|
|2017||Special Issue Editor, Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft|
|2013 -||Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft (Journal)|
|2012 -||Diskurs Kindheits- und Jugendforschung (Journal)|
|2012 -||Language Acquisition and Language Disorders (LALD) series, John Benjamins|
|2011||Special Issue Editor, Lingua, Elsevier (Journal)|
|1999 - 2003||Annual Review of Language Acquisition (ARLA), John Benjamins|
|2009||Head of the program committee of the Annual Conference of the German Linguistics Society (DGfS), 2010, Berlin|
|2004 - 2006||Elected Member of the advisory board of the German Linguistics Society (DGfS)|
|Grants||DFG (German Science Foundation), NWO (Vidi Programm), NSF (National Science Foundation), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Research stipends, Humboldt-research prize), Austria (Sparkling Science, Elise Richter program), Open University, Israel, DAAD (German academic exchange program: research visits, structured PhD programs), Sparkling Science (Austria), University of Vienna (PhD positions), Margarete von Wrangell-Habilitation program, Deutschland Stipendium (national student stipend program), Studienstiftung (PhD positions)|
|Journals||Applied Psycholinguistics, Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, Diskurs Kindheits- und Jugendforschung, , Glossa, International Journal for Language and Communication Disorders, International Journal of Bilingualism, International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching, Journal of Child Language
Journal of Communication Disorders, Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics, Journal of Germanic Linguistics, Journal for Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, Language Learning and Development, Language Acquisition, Lingua, Linguistic Variation, Linguistische Berichte, Psychologische Rundschau, Research in Developmental Disabilities, Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie, Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft
|Book chapters||Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs (Mouton de Gruyter), Studies on Language Acquisition (SOLA, Mouton de Gruyter), Cognitive Linguistics Research Series (Mouton de Gruyter), Handbook on Information Structure (Oxford University Press), Proceedings of the Romance Turn (Cambridge Scholar Publishing), Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA, Cambridge Scholar Publishing), Trends in Language Acquisition Research: Semantics in Acquisition (TILAR, Mouton de Gruyter)|
|Conferences||Bi-SLI Tours, Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD), Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA), International Symposium on Bilingualism (isb), Linguistic Evidence (LE), Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America (GALANA), Going Romance, Multilingual Individuals and Multilingual Societies (MIMS), Sinfonija|
Research grants (since 2006)
2018–2023 (PI) Child second language acquisition after age 6, Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts, Hesse
2016–2022 (PI) Sprachförderprofis: Professionalization of educators for language support of multilingual children. Ministry of Education, Hesse, Foundation Polytechnische, City of Frankfurt
2016–2020 (PI) DAZHOCHZWEI: Teacher training in German as a second language. Ministry of Education, Hesse
2015–2018 (Co-PI) TRIO: Professionalization of language training in preschool and elementary school. Ministry for education and research (BMBF) and European Social fonds (ESF)
2014–2023 (Deputy Spokesperson) DFG Graduate school Nominal Modification, Goethe University Frankfurt (w/13 colleagues in Linguistics, PI: E. Rinke)
2014–2018 (External Collaborator) The development of syntactic recursion in preschool-aged children: a cross-linguistic approach (PI: A. Pérez-Leroux, U. Toronto), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
2013–2016 (Co-Applicant) Cooperation with N. Friedmann (Tel Aviv University) and A. Pérez-Leroux (U of Toronto), German academic exchange program (DAAD)
2011–2017 (PI) CARU: Acquisition of (non-)restrictive relative clauses, part of the DFG-Research group on Relative Clauses
2011–2015 (PI) Cammino: Multilingualism in kindergarten and primary school, Ministry for education and research (BMBF) and European Social fonds (ESF)
2011–2014 (PI) PROfessio: Professionalization of language training teachers for multilingual children, IDeA center, Hesse Excellency Grant LOEWE
2011–2014 (Co-Applicant) A study of the language of Russian-Hebrew and Russian-German migrant children in preschool and school years, German-Israeli-Foundation (GIF)
2009–2013 (Group Leader w/T. Marinis) Language Impairment in a multilingual society: Linguistic patterns and the road to assessment, EU COST IS0804 (PI: Sharon Armon-Lotem)
2008–2014 (PI) MILA: Relationship between migration background and language impairment in children’s language achievement, IDeA center, LOEWE
2008–2011 (PI) Language assessment and language training in monolingual and bilingual children, Hertie Foundation and Goethe University Frankfurt
2006–2010 (Group Leader) Crosslinguistic robust stages of children’s linguistic performance with application to language assessment, EU COST A 33, (PI: Uli Sauerland)
2005–2010 (Co-PI) Development and norming of the language test LiSe-DaZ (mit R. Tracy), Baden-Württemberg Foundation and Hogrefe publishing house
Invited International Teaching
The acquisition of Semantics. Linguistics Summer School of the DGfS (German Linguistics Society), Tübingen, Germany (August 2016).
Selected International Plenary Lectures
Semantic/pragmatic properties of wh-questions: Exhaustivity and pairing. Villa Vigoni Workshop: Dimensions of wh-words – a German-Italian question time, Menaggio, Italy (May 2019).
First wait - then integrate. How children master the comprehension of complex sentences. Amsterdam Center for Linguistics and Cognition (ACLC) Seminar. University of Amsterdam: The Netherlands (February 2019).
Exhaustivity in wh-questions in typical and impaired acquisition. University of Edinburgh Linguistic colloquium series, Edinburgh, Scotland (March 2018).
Zur Semantik von Verben im Spracherwerb. 53. Jahrestagung des Instituts für Deutsche Sprache „Wortschätze: Dynamik, Muster, Komplexität.“ IDS Mannheim (March 2017).
Telicity in SLI. Workshop on Complexity in Acquisition, University of Toronto (May 2016).
Semantic aspects in the acquisition of wh-questions. Workshop on Non-Canonical Questions and Interface Issues. University of Konstanz, Germany (February 2014).
Differences between typically developing children and children with SLI in a bilingual context: Exhaustivity. Final COST IS0804 Conference on Child Language Impairment in Multilingual Context. Kraków, Poland (May 2013).
What we can learn from research on child second language acquisition. Workshop on Heritage languages (in Germany), University of Stuttgart (November 2012).
Language assessment of bilingual children – Why a monolingual norm is not fair. Joint workshop of the University of Toronto and Goethe-University Frankfurt, The Role of Institutional Practices for Building Successful Multicultural Societies, University of Toronto, Canada (June 2012).
Wer versteht wann was? Sprachverstehen im frühen Zweitspracherwerb des Deutschen. 48. Jahrestagung des Instituts für Deutsche Sprache (IDS) Mannheim, Germany (March 2012).
How to disentangle SLI from successive bilingualism: Evidence from comprehension studies in German. Workshop on Bilingualism and Specific Language Impairment, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel (February 2009).
Some notes on Semantics and SLI. Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA), Lisbon, Portugal (September 2009).
Language comprehension in bilingualism and SLI. Workshop Windows on Inflection, Amsterdam, Netherlands (December 2008).
Contribution to Graduate supervision
I have supervised 10 PhD theses (plus 5 ongoing) and have served in PhD committees in Bangor, UK, Amsterdam, NE, and Tel Aviv, Israel. In addition, I have supervised 29 Magister/ MA Theses and 12 Diploma Theses (=all graduate level) as well 42 BA theses and 37 first State Board Exam theses (=undergraduate level). Several refereed publications (29) are in collaboration with graduate students.
Contribution to Knowledge Transfer
In 2009 I established Info-DaZ, an Information and Research Center for German as a second language at Goethe-University, Frankfurt. I have given more than 50 outreach talks to educators, teachers, parents, and education policymakers. In 2015 I became appointed member of the expert group “Education” as part of the Asylum Convention, Ministry of Education, Hesse.
Main Peer Reviewed Publications