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About Andreas Schramm

Andreas Schramm is full professor of linguistics in the Second Languages Teaching and Learning program in Hamline University's School of Education. He has a PhD in Linguistics with minors in English as a Second Language and Cognitive Science.

His scholarship has been intimately intertwined with his life circumstances. He is bilingual and bicultural; he spent the first half of his life in Germany, the second in the United States. Consequently, being also a linguist he has had a close eye on the process of his language acquisition. In his early scholarship, he investigated the role of linguistic aspect in academic or technical writing. He has developed a research program with his students that explores different angles on the teaching and acquisition of tense/aspect and leads to conference presentations and publications. For example, in the summer of 2013, he gave a presentation at the 13th International Pragmatics Conference in New Delhi, India. Two other areas of his scholarship are motivated by a chronic condition which has threatened to impact his mobility. He became interested in the study of nonverbal communication, such as gestures, facial expressions, body positioning, and intonation. He has been combining this interest with his research interest in conflict resolution, prevention, and intervention. Research setting up a restorative-circle community and implementing non-violent communication in Kenya is under way.

Positions

1995 - Present Professor, ESL Secondary Licensure and Post-Baccalaureate Program, Hamline University School of Education
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1990 - 1998 Writing Specialist, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ‐ Mechanical Engineering Department
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1991 - 1993 Instructor, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ‐ Linguistics Department/Composition & Communication Program
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1990 - 1993 Technical editor, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ‐ Mechanical Engineering Department
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1992 - 1992 Instructor (ESL Composition), University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ‐ Minnesota English Center
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1988 - 1990 Post-editor and lexical analyst, INTERGRAPH Corporation ‐ User manual translation department
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1986 - 1988 Semanticist and lexical analyst, LOGOS Corporation
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Instructor, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
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Disciplines



Grants

2016 Cognitive Development of Aspectual Meanings in German University Students of English
NSF - (grant proposal)
2015 Development of Aspectual Meanings in Instructed and Uninstructed German University Students of English
NSF - (grant proposal)
2006 Collaborative Research Funding Grant
GSE - (funded)
2006 Prompting Non-Native Speakers to Notice Critical Aspect Forms and Meanings
NSF - (grant proposal)
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2014 - Present Human Subjects Committee, Member
2015 - 2016 Academic Technology Committee, Member
2013 - 2015 Online Education Committee, Member
2011 - 2013 Academic Technology Committee, Member
2008 - 2013 Instructional-Technology Services Advisory Committee, Member
2011 - 2012 Faculty Personnel Committee-School of Education, Member
1998 - 2008 Academic Technology University-Level Committee, Member
2002 - 2005 University Council, Member
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Courses

  • Introduction to Linguistics for Language Teachers (campus)
  • History of English Language (online)
  • Introduction to Linguistics for Language Teachers (campus)
  • Research Methodology (online)
  • Research Methodology (campus)

Education

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1998 Ph.D., University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ‐ Linguistics, ESL, Cognitive Science
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1993 M.A., University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ‐ Linguistics, ESL
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1985 M.A., University of Freiburg ‐ English and German
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Recent Works (3)

Research Works (10)

Workshops (5)

Non-Native Speaker Research (4)

This section contains artifacts around aspect research

Online Education (3)