Prof. Dr. Thomas Wagner

Hochschulprofessor (ph-1)

Prof. Dr. Thomas Wagner

for Applied Linguistics

Kontakt

Telefon: +4373274707064
Mobil: +436802352275
Büro: Room 345, 3rd floor, from stairs to the left
E-Mail: thomas.wagner@ph-ooe.at
Adresse: Kaplanhofstraße 40, 4020 Linz ÖSTERREICH
Sprechzeiten: please organise per email

Arbeitsschwerpunkte und Projekte

areas of interest
- grammar and vocabulary acquisition
- variation theory & learning studies
- content and language integrated learning (CLIL)
- foreign language aptitude

memberships
- BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics)
- AILA (Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée)
- DGFF (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung)
- ÖGSD (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Sprachendidaktik)

current research projects, principal investigator
-irregular verb morphology in young Austrian learners of English, 2013-2018
-discet 3: Diagnostic screeningtools for English at tertiary level, 2015-2020
-giftedness and FL didactics: language aptitude and foreign language didactics, 2015-2020

other current research projects, fellow investigator
-variate 2|3: the potential of variation theory in EFL teaching & learning, 2015-2020

My research usually is data-driven and of a quantitative nature, although I have been involved in mixed-methods-designs. For quantitative data analysis, I have been primarily using R as a statistical tool. (For a statement on my research, click here)

grants and scholarships
- 2000-2003: Lecturer and research scholarship at Dublin City University, Ireland,
  German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD-Lektorenprogramm)
- 2011-2013: Research grant "BMUKK-20.040/0012-I/7/2011"
  Austrian ministry for education (Bmbf), irregular verb morphology

teaching experience (for a statement on teaching click here)
Bischöfliches Gymnasium Linz (Grammar School, Austria)
- English, all grades, A1 - B2, and leaving certificate
- Music, all grades, and leaving certificate
- Gifted Education, pull-out courses on various topics

University College of Education Upper Austria (Austria)

- Phonetics and Phonology, 2012-2016
- Foundations of Foreign Language Teaching, 2013-2014
- CLIL, Content and Language Integrated Learning, fall 2013-2014
- Foreign Language Learner Identity, summer 2015
- Foreign Language Aptitude, fall 2015-2016 (Diploma & Master in Gifted Education)
- Advanced Grammar, since 2016
- Introduction to English Linguistics, since 2017
- Pragmatics, since 2017
- Supervision of Bachelor and Master theses in EFL, applied linguistics, and gifted education

Johannes-Kepler-University Linz (Austria)
- German as a Second Language
, A1-A2, 2004-2006

Siegen University, Department of English (Germany)
- Translation
, fall 2003-2004
- Introduction to Linguistics
, fall 2003-2004
- Second Language Acquisition,
summer 2004

Dublin City University, School of Applied Language and Intercultural Communication (Ireland)
- German as a Foreign Language, A1-B2, 2000-2003
- Business German,
2000-2003

Lebenslauf

short CV

born 1972, married, two children

Educational Background
1991: High School Diploma, JGS, Rotenburg / Fulda, Germany
1997: MA in music education, College of Music, Hanover, Germany
1999: Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
2000: MA in English, Leibnitz University Hanover, Germany
2000: BA in German as a Foreign / Second Language, University Hanover, Germany
2003: Visiting scholar, Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics, Netherlands
2008: Diploma Specialist in Gifted Education, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
2009: PhD in Second Language Acquisition, Siegen University, Germany
2013: Teacher Trainer certificate for Austrian secondary schools, PHOÖ, Austria
2014: Moderator certificate for Austrian Educational Standard Reviews, PHOÖ, Austria

Positions Held
1995–1996: Research assistant, Institute for Musical Educational Research, Hanover, Germany
1998–1999: Foreign language assistant, Isleworth & Syon Comprehensive, London, UK
1999–1999: Lecturer in a summer school for highly gifted pupils, Dt. Schülerakademie e. V
2000–2003: Lecturer for German as a Foreign Language, Dublin City University, SALIS, Ireland
2003–2004: Lecturer for English second language acquisition, Siegen University, Germany
2004–2006: Lecturer for German as a Second Language, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
2004–2013: Teacher for music and English at a private grammar school in Linz, Austria
2010–2014: Lecturer for English, University College of Education Upper Austria (PHOÖ), Austria
2012
2017: Academic director for gifted education in in-service training, (PHOÖ), Austria
2014
pres.: Professor (ph-1) for Applied Linguistics, (PHOÖ), Austria

Publikationen

(last revision: April 2016)

editorial and review work
- American Journal of Educational Research, www.sciepub.com/journal/EDUCATION
  2014 - present
- Morphology (Springer), www.springer.com/education+%26+language/linguistics/journal/11525/PSE
  2015 - present

books
Wagner, Thomas (2011): Begabungsförderung in der Schule. Zum Zusammenhang zwischen Motivation, effizientem Lernen und Methodenkompetenz. Pädagogik, Band 6. Berlin: Frank & Timme Verlag für wissenschaftliche Literatur.

Wagner, Thomas (2010): Interlanguage Morphology. Irregular Verbs in the Mental Lexicon of German-English Interlanguage Speakers. Tübingen: Narr-Francke-Attempto-Verlag.

book chapters

Wagner, Thomas (2016): "Catch a young swallow. Roast her in honey. Eat her up. Then you will understand all languages. Begabungsdiagnose und Begabungsförderung im Englischunterricht".  In: Begabungsförderung - Individuelle Förderung und inklusive Bildung. Münster, Waxmann Verlag, accepted.

Wagner, Thomas (2014): „Diagnostik im Bereich Begabung und Hochbegabung“. In: Anke Langner & Ewald Feyerer: Umgang mit Vielfalt. Lehrbuch für inklusive Bildung. Schriftenreihe der Pädagogischen Hochschule Oberösterreich, Band 3. Linz: Trauner Verlag, pp. 133-152.

Wagner, Thomas (2015): „Fachdidaktik Englisch”. In: Professionelle Begabtenförderung. Fachdidaktik und Begabtenförderung. iPEGE Hefte Nr. 4, ed. by. von iPEGE, International Panel of Experts for Gifted Education. Salzburg: ÖZBF, pp. 197-209.

Wagner, Thomas (2003): „Wie lernt man Grammatik ohne Regeln? Der Umgang mit Grammatik in DaF vor dem Hintergrund neuerer psycholinguistischer Forschung“, in: Armin Wolff & Ursula Renate Riedner (eds..): Grammatikvermittlung - Literaturreflexion  - Wissenschafts-propädeutik - Qualifizierung für eine transnationale Kommunikation. Beiträge der 30. Jahrestagung DaF 2002, pp. 287-310.

peer-reviewed articles

Wagner, Thomas (2017). "L2 irregular verb morphology. Exploring behavioural data from intermediate English learners of German as a Foreign language using generalised mixed effects models". In: Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, Special Issue Foreign Language Grammar Acquisition and Instruction, ed. by Tanja Angelovska, in press.

Gierlinger, Erwin, Thomas Wagner (2016): „The more the merrier - revisiting CLIL-based vocabulary growth in secondary education". In: LACLIL, in press.

Gierlinger, Erwin, Harald Spann, Thomas Wagner (2016): "Variation Theory in Austrian Initial EFL Teacher Education: Potentials and Challenges". In: IJLLS, 5 (2), pp. 130-141.

Wagner, Thomas, Beate Janny, Adelheid Berghammer (2014): “Volksschullehrkräfte als ExpertInnen für englische Fremdsprachendidaktik. Ideen für die Ausbildung zum reflective practitioner”. In: Erziehung und Unterricht, 9-10, pp. 744-756.

Bruen, Jennifer, Thomas Wagner (2008): “Content and Language Integrated Learning: reflections on a pilot module”, in: Teanga 23, pp. 76-91.

reviews
Wagner, Thomas (2014): Stöger Heidrun, Abdullah Aljughaiman, Bettina Harder (Eds.) (2012): Talent Development and Excellence. Reihe: Talentförderung – Expertiseentwicklung – Leistungsexzellenz, hrsg. von K. A. Heller und A. Ziegler, Band 11, Berlin: LIT-Verlag, in: news & science, 36, 1, pp. 97-98.

Wagner, Thomas (2013): Ziegler, Albert, Christian Fischer, Heidrun Stöger, Marold Reutlinger (Eds.) (2012): Gifted Education as a Lifelong Challenge. Essays in Honour of Franz J. Mönks. Reihe Talentförderung – Expertiseentwicklung – Leistungsexzellenz, hrsg. von K. A. Heller und A. Ziegler, Band 12, Berlin: LIT-Verlag, in: news & science, 35, 3 , pp. 65-66.

Wagner, Thomas (2006): Review of: Tracy D. Terell, Erwin Tschirner, Brigitte Nikolai: Kontakte. A Communicative Approach. 5. Edition, Boston et al., McGraw-Hill, 2004, in: Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Zeitschrift zur Theorie und Praxis des Deutschunterrichts für Ausländer, 1, 2006, pp. 47-50.

Wagner, Thomas (2005): Review of: Ruth Albert, Cor J. Koster: Empirie in Linguistik und Sprachlehrlernforschung. Ein methodologisches Arbeitsbuch. (Narr Studienbücher). Tübingen, Narr 2002, in: Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft, 2, 24¸ S. 332-333.

Wagner, Thomas (2004): Review of: Elke Donalis: Die Wortbildung des Deutschen: Ein Überblick, Tübingen, Gunter Narr Verlag, in: Info-DaF: Information Deutsch als Fremdsprache - Für Sie gelesen, (ed.): The DAAD and the FaDaF, 31, 2/3, pp. 218-222. 

Wagner, Thomas (2004): Review of: Jörg Meibauer: Einführung in die germanistische Linguistik, Stuttgart und Weimar, J.B. Metzler Verlag, in: Info-DaF: Information Deutsch als Fremdsprache - Für Sie gelesen, (ed.):. The DAAD and the FaDaF, 31, 2/3, pp. 319-322.

Wagner, Thomas (2003): Review of: Rolf Bergmann, Peter Pauly, Stefanie Stricker: Einführung in die deutsche Sprachwissenschaft, Heideldberg, Universitätsverlag C. Winter, 3. edition, 2001, in: Info-DaF: Information Deutsch als Fremdsprache - Für Sie gelesen, (ed.): The DAAD and the FaDaF, 30, 2/3, pp. 155-159.

Wagner, Thomas (2003): Review of: Karl-Dieter Bünting: Grammatische Fallen vermeiden. (Lernmaterialien) Pocket Thema. Berlin, Cornelsen, in: Info-DaF: Information Deutsch als Fremdsprache - Für Sie gelesen, (ed.): The DAAD and the FaDaF, 30, 2/3, pp. 171-174.

Wagner, Thomas (2002): Review of: Dagmar Fischer: Deutschland erleben. Ein Lehrbuch für irische Studenten. Dublin, Gill & Macmillan, 2000, in: Info-DaF: Information Deutsch als Fremdsprache – Für Sie gelesen, (ed.): The DAAD and the FaDaF, 29, 2/3, pp. 161-163.

Presentations

November, 2015: The potential of Variation Theory for teaching English in secondary schools. Paper presentation together with Harald Spann & Erwin Gierlinger at the 6th ÖGSD-conference at Salzburg University, Austria

September 2015: "Catch a young swallow. Roast her in honey. Eat her up. Then you will understand all languages". Diagnosing and promoting language aptitude. Invited lecture at the 5th international conference on education and giftedness at Münster University, Germany

September 2015: New insights into elementary interlanguage morphology. Paper presentation at the 42nd meeting of the British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) in Birmingham, UK

December 2014: Irregular verb morphology in Austrian learners of English on A2-level. Paper presentation at the 41st ÖLT-conference in Vienna, Austria

September 2014: Irregular verb morphology in Austrian learners of English on A2-level. Paper presentation at the 24th EuroSLA-conference in York, UK

September 2014: Linguistic capital in non-elitist CLIL. Paper presentation at the 24th EuroSLA-conference in York, UK

February 2013: Begabungsförderung in der anglistischen Fachdidaktik. Paper presentation at the conference on  Fachdidaktik und Begabtenförderung at the Austrian Centre for Gifted Education, Österreichisches Zentrum für Begabtenförderung und Begabungsforschung, Salzburg, Austria

May 2012: Was sollen wir forschen? Invited lecture at the young researchers symposion of the Austrian Society for Language Didactics, Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Sprachendidaktik (ÖGSD) at the University College of Education, Upper Austria, Linz, Austria

October 2005: Open Learning - and what do the kids think? At the annual conference of ‘The Vienna Connexion’, Teachers of English in Austria (TEA) society, Wien, Austria

August 2005: Irreguläre Verben im mentalen Lexikon von englischsprachigen DaF – Lernern, paper presentation at the international conference of GFL-teachers on language acquisition‚ University of Graz, Austria

October 2004: Studien- und Forschungsmöglichkeiten in Irland. Presentation on studying and research opportunities in Great Britain and Ireland, teacher training conference of the DAAD, Bonn, Germany

July 2004: Irreguläre Verbmorphologie in deutsch-englischer Lernersprache – Forschungsstand, Experimentdesign und neue Perspektiven, presentation  at an interdisciplinary colloquium for linguistics and second language acquisition at the university of Marburg, Germany

February 2004: Sprachentwicklung, Sprachwissen und Sprachverarbeitung: Irreguläre Flexion in Lernersprachen und deren Relevanz für Theorien von Sprache, presentation at the 3rd conference for young researchers, Siegen University, Germany

October 2003: "A beautiful mind" - Lernerkonstruktion und neuere Entwicklungen in der kognitiven Linguistik, at the annual conference of the German Society for Foreign Language Research, Deutschen Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung (DGFF) in Frankfurt/M, Germany

April 2003: Analogical Modeling - Applications and Software, Department of Applied Computerlinguistics, presentation at a research colloquium at Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

June 2002: Wie lernt man Grammatik ohne Regeln? Der Umgang mit Grammatik in Deutsch als Fremdsprache vor dem Hintergrund neuerer kognitiver linguistischer Forschung, 30th annual conference of the Organisation of German as a Foreign Language, Fachverband für Deutsch als Fremdsprache in Munich, Germany

February 2002: Irregularitäten und Spracherwerb, paper presentation at the joint faculty conference of Dublin City University, School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, Dublin, Ireland

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