Marina Reis de Souza

Marina Reis de Souza



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Raum: LN 110 - Neubau Bühler-Campus
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Research interests

  • Conversation analysis
  • multimodal interaction
  • video-based research
  • linguistic (im)politeness



  • Since 12/2021: PhD student in English Linguistics, University of Hildesheim (Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Friedrich Lenz and PD Dr. Maximiliane Frobenius).

Working title: A multimodal analysis of turn-initial elements: evidence from video interactions among English as a Lingua Franca speakers

  • 2018-2020: Master of Arts in German and English Linguistics, Leibniz University Hannover

Title of the thesis: How do native speakers and learners of English encode politeness in their L1 and L2: Evidence from American English, Brazilian Portuguese and German

  • 2009-2013: Teaching degree in English language and literature in English, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil

Title of the thesis: Phonetic negative transfer of the letter ‘t’ from Brazilian Portuguese to English: An attempt to reduce errors in the initial stages


Short CV

  • since 04/2021: research assistant (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin), English Department, University of Hildesheim
  • 10/2020 - 02/2021: student assistant, Leibniz Language Centre, Leibniz University Hannover
  • 09/2019 - 03/2021: student assistant at the Chair of English Linguistics, Leibniz University Hannover
  • 01/2017 - 03/2021: student assistant, Language Centre, TU Braunschweig
  • 10/2013 - 07/2016: German and English teacher, Núcleo de Línguas, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil


Selected presentations

  • Invited talk (online): Gaze in video-mediated interaction (11/2023). Research Center Intercultural Communication in Multimodal Interactions, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Multimodal responsive actions: Turn-initial particles and raised eyebrows in video-mediated interaction (07/2023) Panel Let the Face respond - 18th International Pragmatics Conference, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
  • Multimodal sequence-closing devices in video-mediated interaction (03/2023) IV Meeting Conversation Analysis in Brazil, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Poster presentation (online): Turn-initial elements in informal Skype interaction (04/2022) 22. Norddeutschen Linguistischen Kolloquium
  • Presentation (online): Turn-initial elements in video-mediated interaction (02/2022) Forschungskolloquium des Fachbereichs 3, University of Hildesheim