Lehrstuhl für Englische Sprachwissenschaft


    Lisa LEHNEN, M.A.

    Research Fellow

    Office Phone and Email

    Room: 5 E 5
    Phone: +49 931 31-83226
    Email: lisa.lehnen@uni-wuerzburg.de

    Office hours during the semester break:

    Monday, 03.02. 17-18
    Thursday, 13.02. 14-15
    Tuesday, 18.02. 10-11
    Thursday, 27.02. 10-11

    Research Interests

    Pragmatics, Variational Pragmatics, Intercultural Communication, Corpus Linguistics, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, World Englishes, Sociolinguistics

    Current Research

    PhD project – working title: “Pragmatic Variation Across Second-Language Varieties of English and Learner Englishes – A Speech-Act-Based Study”

    Universität Duisburg-Essen

    2013 Bachelor of Arts “Anglophone Studies” and “Spanische Sprache u. Kultur”

    Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

    2016 Master of Arts “Applied Linguistics”

    Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (2013-2016)


    Introduction to Language and Communication Studies

    Universität Würzburg


    Intercultural Communication
    Language and Gender
    That's no way to talk! (In)appropriateness in language use


    Unpublished B.A. Thesis: “The negotiation of gender identity in weblogs – A case study”

    Unpublished M.A. Thesis: “Learning to Do Small Talk – Ideal or Reality? Teachers' Beliefs about the Development of Pragmatic Competence in EFL Classrooms”


    • "But I think uh the situation in Hong Kong is different" – DISAGREEMENT in Hong Kong English (accepted). Fifth International Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE), London. 17-20 July 2018.
    • Does the successful integration of pragmatics into the foreign language classroom start at university? Asking prospective teachers of English (Poster). ALP Jahrestagung (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Linguistische Pragmatik e.V.), Stuttgart. 6 March 2018.
    • Disagreeing in second-language varieties of English and learner Englishes (Talk). ISLE Summer School (International Society for the Linguistics of English), Regensburg. 4-7 October 2017.
    • Studying pragmatic variation in second-language varieties of English with ICE – challenges and opportunities (Talk). ICAME 38 (International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English), Prague. 24-28 May 2017.
    • Learning to do small talk –ideal or reality? Teachers' beliefs about the development of pragmatic competence in EFL classrooms (Poster). NEL-1 (Nachwuchstagung für Englische Linguistik), Würzburg. 1 July 2016.
    • "Small Talk wär mal ganz gut, glaub ich." Pragmatic competence from the perspective of EFL teachers (Talk). BAELc5 (Fifth Bonn Applied English Linguistics Conference), Bonn. 3-4 June 2016.
    • Gender Stereotypes and Discursive Strategies in Online Dating: A Contrastive Study of US American and Spanish Males (Talk). BAELc3 (Third Bonn Applied English Linguistics Conference), Bonn. 23-24 May 2014.