Deutsch Intern
    English Linguistics


    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

    Wednesday, 2-3 p.m.
    In order to sign up for my weekly online office hour, please access the classroom "Office hours - Lehnen" on WueCampus and follow the instructions given there: https://wuecampus2.uni-wuerzburg.de/moodle/course/view.php?id=39520. The password to enroll is "Lehnen".

    Please note that you need to sign up for my office hour at least one day in advance. 

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    Unpublished B.A. Thesis: “The negotiation of gender identity in weblogs – A case study”

    Unpublished M.A. Thesis: “Learning to Do Small Talk – Ideal or Reality?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.