Prof. Dr. phil. Elke Montanari - English version


Research interests

  • German as a Second Language
  • Multilingualism
  • Language acquisition
  • Authenticity

Current Projects

Summer Schools, international lectures

The Multilingualism and Diversity Lectures 2017
with Ofelia Garcia, Ricardo Otheguy, Jeanine Treffers-Daller, Michael Daller, Harald Clahsen

Summer School Multilingualism and Diversity Education 2016
with Aneta Pavlenko, Rita Franceschini, Konrad Ehlich, Viola Georgi, Kristin Kersten

Completed Projects

  • Research and Training: Students interview multilingual pupils. Winter semester 2012/2013, supported by the Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony
  • WindH: Training in University Teaching. Summer semester 2012 to Summer semester 2015 


L. Tschudinovski: Konzepte im mehrsprachigen Lexikon
B. Gökcay: Mehrsprachigkeit
B. Roshanipor: Learner strategies for Germans as L2  

A. Salgo: Suprasegmentalia im DaF-Erwerb (Erstbetreuung: U. Hirschfeld, U Halle)
K. Glaubitz: Genus (Erstbetreuung: U. Bredel)  

Cotutelle, oral exams
Ertek, B., U Rouen, France/Marmara U Istanbul, Turkey (Supervisor: Akinci, M.-A., U Rouen): Multilingual Lexicon Acquisition, 2017

Squillante, L., U Roma, Italien (Supervisors: U. Heid, SUH; F. Casadei, U Roma): Syntax and Semantics vs. Statistics for Italian Multiword Expressions: Empirical Prototypes and Extraction Strategies, 2015

Curriculum Vitae

  • Professor (W2) for German as a Second Language at University of Hildesheim
  • Junior Professor (W1) for German as a Foreign Language/Multilingualism at University for Education of Heidelberg
  • Research associate at the Institute for German Language and Literature at University for Education of Karlsruhe
  • Research consultant at the Ministry for Science and Education of Rhineland-Palatinate
  • PhD degree at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich
  • Staff member at the Association of Binational Families and Partnerships
  • Master's degree ("Magister Artium") in German philology/Linguistics, Journalism and Dramatics at the Free University of Berlin

Positions at the University of Hildesheim

Other fields of activity

Scientific Societies:

  • Society for Applied Linguistics 
  • Professional Association for Foreign Language 
  • German Linguistic Society 

Reviewer for:

  • AQAS
  • DAAD
  • Fond National de la Recherche, Luxembourg
  • National Research Foundation, South Africa
  • International Conference of Turkish Linguistics ICTL, 2014
  • European Journal of Applied Linguistics, Hamburg/Utrecht
  • “Hamburg Studies on Linguistic Diversity”, John Benjamins, Amsterdam