Prof. Dr. Tamara Rathcke

Professor of English Linguistics,
University of Konstanz

I care about research-led teaching and all of my postgraduate courses usually involve opportunities for my students to contribute empirical evidence on the relevant theoretical debates discussed in class.

At Konstanz, I have been teaching a number of undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) courses, including:

    Winter Semester
  • English Phonetics (UG)
  • English Morphology (UG)
  • Structure and History of English 1 (UG)
  • Language Variation and Change (PG)
  • Language Processing (PG)
  • Forschungs- und Examenskolloquium (PG)
    Summer Semester
  • English Phonology (UG)
  • English Sociolinguistics (UG)
  • Varieties of English (UG)
  • Speech Perception (PG)
  • Forschungs- und Examenskolloquium (PG)

During my time at Kent, I taught introductory courses in linguistics and specialised courses on Phonetics, Phonology, Language Variation and Change, Speech Perception, Language Processing, Research Skills and Research Dissertation. I was twice nominated by my students for the annual Kent Union Teaching Awards, and received an award in the category“Fantastic Feedback” in 2015 and an “Above and Beyond” award in 2017.

I gave several lectures and seminars on prosody at the University of Glasgow in 2010-2013, taught a series of PG-seminars on phonology for Advanced Core Training in Linguistics (ACTL) at UCL in 2013, delivered invited lectures and seminars on prosody at UGhent and Humboldt University in 2016.