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Dr Eva Ogiermann's first academic post was at the University of Oldenburg in Germany, where she taught English linguistics. Eva then worked in the Department of Psychology at the University of Portsmouth, where she was involved in a project on sharing responsibilities in different cultural settings. Before Eva joined King’s, she was a lecturer in intercultural communication at the University of Surrey. She is also associate editor of the Journal of Pragmatics.


Most of Eva's research revolves around the question of the culture-specificity of language use. Her publications in the field of cross-cultural pragmatics compare various speech acts in English, German, Polish and Russian and investigate culture-specific perceptions and conceptualisations of politeness. Eva's more recent research based on video-recordings of family conversations analyses bilingual communication and identity in English/Polish families, and investigates the different ways in which English, Polish and English/Polish families share responsibilities.

For further details please see her  Research Staff Profile.