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Dr. Annamária Fábián

Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Germanistische Linguistik

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Lehrstuhl für Germanistische Linguistik

Principal investigator of the research project “The communicative realization of inclusion for people with disability in social media” (Post-Doc)

I have taught several classes in applied lingustic and I have research experience in different fields of (mainly German applied) Linguistics ranging from classical research fields such as grammar and syntax over discourse analysis and pragmatics to conversation analysis and digital linguistics.

In the first half of my academic career in teaching and research I acquired in-depth competencies in empirical research in many research areas, i.e., political communication, media communication, and corporate communication, and necessary corpus linguistic quantitative and qualitative working methods, including Tools and Software for corpus-based and corpus-driven data-mining. In addition I have published different peer-reviewed monographs, volumes and papers at prestigious international publishing-houses and organized panels at world congresses such as AILA, IPrA and IGALA. I actively pursue science communication with different stakeholders from media, politics and civil society. My interest in emerging related to society and technologies motivated me to doing research on minority issues and communication in analog and digital media, which I present at conferences with policy makers such as my panel on the representation of “refugees” and “migrants” in discourses of media and politics across European countries and languages (invitation of the EU to the Jean Monnet Conference in Brussels).

Since 2020, I have been establishing an independent research and teaching area in applied linguistics with colleagues, which I call the Linguistics of Diversity and Inclusion (in digital media) and have since successfully represented at international congresses. I am engaged in international collaborations in the field of the communication of diversity and inclusion in digital media across all diversitiy domains. Those projects are based on the usage of corpus linguistic methods including tools and software for the quantitative and qualitative contrastive analysis of the communication of diversity and inclusion across several languages, cultures and countries.

PhD at the University of Regensburg, the Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg and at the Alpen-Adria-University of Klagenfurt, completed with the acquisition of the doctoral degree with the highest grade of very good with distinction (in Germany: summa cum laude) at the Alpen-Adria-University of Klagenfurt.

Topic of the dissertation: Modal verbs in political argumentation in federal press conferences. This dissertation focuses on persuasive argumentation through modal verbs in political and media interaction. Corpus linguistic quantitative and qualitative methods were used in the book. (double and blind peer-reviewed publication in the renowned series "Linguistik - Impulse und Tendenzen")

since 2022: Principal investigator (post-doc) in the Department of German Linguistics (Prof. Dr. Karin Birkner/applied linguistics) at the University of Bayreuth in my own research project "Digital communicative strategies in social media for the inclusion of people with disabilities". In addition to the University of Bayreuth, the project is associated with the Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation (BidT) at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. The project is funded by the Bavarian Ministry of Arts and Sciences. Funding amount to approximately  €300,000 over four years.

since 2014: Extensive teaching experience with a focus on the language and communication of diversity and inclusion (analog and digital), media linguistics, political linguistics, corporate communication (analog and digital), and digital corpus linguistics through my position as a research assistant (post-doc) at the University of Bayreuth and, before that, through teaching assignments and lectureships at the University of Passau and University of Regensburg, at the Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg, and at the Alpen-Adria University of Klagenfurt. I have taught SE in Klagenfurt (in Bavaria “Hauptseminar” with participation also of doctoral students) and also lectures in Bayreuth. Thus, as one of the few humanities and social scientists, I also participated in the interdisciplinary lecture on "Digital Sciences", organized by computational scientists and applied mathematicians.

since October 2022: associated member of the Bavarian Research Institute for  Transformation (BidT) and thus of the Bavarian Academy of Academy of Sciences. Invitation to the post-doc mentoring program at BIdT with an own research project.(Only a total of 7 people from all subjects at all Bavarian universities in the field of digitization research were accepted in 2022.)

since January 2023: invitation to the mentoring and coaching program of the University of Bayreuth for the promotion of female scientists with above-average research performance

Conferences and panels at prestigious scientific congresses, with respect to the communication of diversity and inclusion in social media for the last three years

23.05.2023 Workshop "Communicative Realization of Disability-Related Inclusion in Social Media - German-French Contrast" at the University of Paris Nanterre (together with Prof. Dr. Sibylle Sauerwein)

07.-09.04.2022 Panel "Female Empowerment in Social Media - cross-linguistic and comparative perspectives" at the World Congress of the "Society for Linguistic Anthropology" in Boulder/Colorado/USA (together with Prof. Dr. Liane Ströbel/Aachen)

15-21.08.2021 Panel "Disability Discourses in Social Media" in the framework of the AILA World Congress at the University of Groningen (together with Prof. Dr. Konstanze Marx/Greifswald).

27.06.-02.07.2021 Panel "The language of inclusion and exclusion: discourses on minorities in digital media" in the framework of the 17th International Pragmatics Conference at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur site (together with Prof. Dr. Igor Trost/Passau and Dr. Stefanie Ullmann/Cambridge)

22.-24.06.2021 Panel "Geopolitical Characteristics in Women's Empowerment through Language in Social Media" at the 11th Meeting of the International Gender and Language Association at Queen Mary University London (together with Prof. Dr. Liane Ströbel/Aachen).

15-17.11.2019 Panel "When hashtags give the courage to speak up: language and women's empowerment on social media" at the international conference "Hashtags | Tweets | Protest - Social Movements in the Digital Age" at the Weizenbaum Institute and TU-Berlin (together with Prof. Dr. Liane Ströbel/Romanistic Linguistics at RWTH-Aachen).

06. - 07.06.2019 Panel "The Representation of "refugees" and "migrants" in European Media Discourses in comparison." Jean Monnet Conference of the European Union at the Free University of Brussels. (together with Prof. Dr. Laura Calabrese/Brussels) - with participation of academia, politics and media.

09.-10.04.2018 Co-organizer of the conference Auto- and Heterostereotypy in 19th Century European Political Culture (together with Prof. Dr. Armin Owzar/Sorbonne Nouvelle and Prof. Dr. Igor Trost/Passau) at Sorbonne Nouvelle.

22.-24.10.2015 Co-organizer of the International Conference on Political Language at the Intersection of Pragmatics, Grammar and Culture at the University of Passau (together with Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Harnisch and Prof. Dr. Igor Trost).

01/2010-10/2010 Organizer of the interdisciplinary symposium "Highly Qualified Migrants in Germany" at the University of Passau - with participation of science, politics, economy, media and society

Series editor activity

Jan. 2019 – Nov. 2023 co-editor of the international and interdisciplinary series Language, History, Politics and Communication as well as the international and interdisciplinary series Linguistics in Empiricism and Theory at Metzler/Springer Verlag: Both series regularly publish both German and English-language publications (double and anonymous review process - conducted by internationally renowned reviewers), together with Prof. Dr. T. Leuschner/Gent, Prof. Dr. A. Owzar/Nouvelle Sorbonne-Paris 3, Prof. Dr. I. Trost/Passau, Prof. Dr. J. Visser/Bochum.


Please find the complete publication list here and a list of talks here.

Please find the detailed CV here.

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Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Germanistische Linguistik

Projekt „Digitale kommunikative Strategien in den sozialen Medien für die Inklusion der Menschen mit Behinderung“

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Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Germanistische Linguistik

Dr. Annamária Fábián
wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Lehrstuhl für Germanistische Linguistik
Universitätsstraße 30
​95440 Bayreuth

Telefon: +49 (0)921 / 55-3628

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