Dr. Susan Reichelt

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Lehrstuhl für Englische Sprachwissenschaft

Raum 1.43
Ernst-Lohmeyer-Platz 3
17489 Greifswald

Telefon +49 3834 420 3363

Sprechzeit (WS 2019/20): Donnerstags 15-16 Uhr und nach Vereinbarung


  • 2007: Abitur
  • 2007-2011: Bachelor of Arts in Anglistik an der Universität Hamburg
  • 2011-2012:  MLitt in Sociolinguistics an der University of Aberdeen (Scotland)
    Thema: A sociolinguistic account of adjective intensification in ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ (awarded with distinction)
  • 2014-2018: PhD in Language and Communication an der Cardiff University (Wales)
    Thema: The sociolinguistic construction of character diversity in fictional television series
  • 2017-2018: Senior Research Associate am ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), Lancaster University, am ESRC Forschungsprojekt: “The British National Corpus (BNC) as a sociolinguistic dataset: Exploring individual and social variation”.
  • Seit 10/2018: wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin für englische Sprachwissenschaft an der Universität Greifswald

Publikationen (Auswahl)

  • mit Dr Mercedes Durham. (2017). Adjective intensification as a means of characterization: Portraying in-group membership and Britishness in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Journal of English Linguistics. 45(1), pp. 60-87.
  • (2017). Review of Karin Aijmer & Christopher Rühlemann. Corpus Pragmatics: A Handbook. Corpus Pragmatics. 1, pp. 85-90.


  • Genitive variation in Spoken British English - a multi-method diachronic approach. ICAME 39. Tampere (Finnland), Mai/Juni 2018
  • Discourse Values as indicators of pragmaticalization in Spoken British English – a diachronic view. DiPVaC 4. Helsinki (Finnland), Mai 2018
  • A diachronic BNC – construction of balanced sociolinguistic sub-corpora & case study. NWAV 46 Wisconsin, Madison (USA), November 2017
  • Stylised variation of hedges sort of and kind of in scripted language. UKLVC 11 Cardiff (UK), August 2017
  • Adapting the BNC for sociolinguistic Research – a case study on negative concord. 9th International Corpus Linguistics Conference. Birmingham (UK). Juli 2017
  • Diachronic dialect shifts as character exposition tools. 3rd International Conference on Dialect and Literature. Sheffield (UK), Juli 2016
  • Think inside the box: language diversity of fictional television characters. Breaking Boundaries – an interdisciplinary Social Sciences and Humanities Conference. Cardiff (UK), April 2016
  • Well, that sounds like a real grown-up talking: Sociolinguistic representation of character identity in fictional television series. 6th Language in the Media Conference. Hamburg, September 2015
  • That was a bit, um, British, wasn’t it: Scripted Britishness on American television and its comparability with British based media. 8th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe. Leipzig, Mai 2015


  • Seminare in englischer Sprachwissenschaft
  • Forschungsthemen: Sociolinguistics, sociopragmatics, mediatization, stylization and indexicality, visualization, multimodality