Annika Rossmanith is a teaching and research assistant in English Linguistics. She holds a BA in European Studies, with a major in English and a minor in Sociology, from the University of Passau, Germany. She obtained her MA degree from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, in Applied Linguistics: Multilingualism. She wrote her MA thesis on Language Attitudes of Russian Heritage Speakers in Toronto, Canada: A Corpus-Informed Discourse Study. During her studies, she spent one semester abroad at Bangor University, Wales, and completed a research internship at the University of Toronto, Canada.
Annika is currently doing her PhD on L2 development influenced by socio-affective factors across retirement, which is part of the VARIAGE project, led by Prof. Dr. Simone Pfenninger.
She is teaching English Linguistics as part of the “Introduction to English Linguistics” module.
Her main research interests are multilingualism and language acquisition through a qualitative and societal lens.