Marina Reis de Souza

Marina Reis de Souza



  • Institut für englische Sprache und Literatur [Wiss. Angestellte]


Research interests

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


PhD research project

Working title: A multimodal analysis of turn-initial elements: evidence from video interactions
among ELF speakers



  • Since 12/2021: PhD student - Stiftung Universität Hildesheim
  • 2018 - 2020: Master of Arts in German and English Linguistics (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), Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • 2008 - 2013: Teaching degree in English language and literature in English (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), Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil


Short CV

  • since 04/2021: research assistant (wiss. Mitarbeiterin), Institut für englische Sprache und Literatur, Stiftung Universität Hildesheim
  • 10/2020 - 02/2021: student assistant, Leibniz Language Centre, Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • 09/2019 - 03/2021: student assistant at the Chair of English Linguistics, Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • 01/2017 - 03/2021: student assistant, Language Centre, Technische Universität Braunschweig
  • 10/2013 - 07/2016: German and English teacher, Núcleo de Línguas, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil