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Dr Anna Havinga

Dr Anna Havinga

Dr Anna Havinga
BA(Graz) MA(Graz), PhD(Bristol)

Lecturer in Sociolinguistics (German)

Area of research

Germanizing Austria – The Introduction of Gottsched Language Norms in 18th Century Imperial Austria

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Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TB
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My research is centred on historical sociolinguistics. I'm particularly interested in language policy, language standardisation, and language attitudes. In my PhD thesis, I looked at the invisibilisation of Austrian German in the 18th and early 19th century. Currently, I'm working on the emergence of Scots in legal texts in the Medieval and Early Modern Period.


  • Teaching German as a foreign language
  • Sociolinguistics (dialect perception
  • language attitudes etc.)



Department of German

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