INTERVIEW: Interview with Professor Barbara Seidlhofer

Document Type : Interview


Azarbayjan Shahid Madani University, Iran


Professor Barbara Seidlhofer is a professor of English and applied linguistics at the University of Vienna, Austria. Her research and teaching focus is on English as a lingua franca (conceptualization, description, theoretical implications), the nature of intercultural communication and multilingualism, and sociolinguistics and pragmatics more generally. Professor Seidlhofer is the founding director of the Vienna-Oxford International Corpus of English (VOICE), which provides a basis for empirical research into English as a lingua franca. She is past editor of the International Journal of Applied Linguistics and the founding editor of the Journal of English as a Lingua Franca. Some of her major publications among many are Controversies in Applied Linguistics (2003) and Understanding English as a Lingua Franca (2011), both published by Oxford University Press. She recently visited Tabriz (Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University) and delivered a talk at a conference organized by this university. An interview was conducted with her by Dr Davoud Amini (Assistant Professor of TEFL at Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University). Below DA stands for Davoud Amini and BS stands for Barbara Seidlhofer.