Aline Bieri, M.A.
Assistentin (Teaching and Research Assistant)
Aline Bieri is an assistant to Prof. Miriam Locher and an instructor for the Proseminars I and II in linguistics.
She holds an M.A. in English and Biology from the University of Basel and is now currently working on her PhD project. Her PhD project is an expansion of her MA thesis, and is entitled Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in the Swiss Context: The linguistic challenges and implications of teaching a subject such as biology in English. Due to its specialised terminology, biology has often been considered unsuitable to be taught in a foreign language. Therefore, she is especially interested in the interface of biology as a subject and its linguistic requirements for students as well as for teachers in a CLIL and non-CLIL environment. She is further interested in how this then manifests itself in the classroom discourse.
Her academic research interests in linguistics cover everything from sociolinguistics to historical linguistics to cognitive linguistics (with special emphasis on first and second language acquisition). Another major research interest closely related to the topic of her PhD project is the one of language teaching.