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Carol Fehringer studied Modern Languages at the University of Manchester between 1984 and 1989, before going on to take a Masters course in general linguistics in 1990. In 1993 she was awarded a PhD in Germanic Linguistics from the University of Manchester, after having spent a year researching at the Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Munster in Germany (funded by a D.A.A.D. scholarship). In October 1993 Dr Fehringer became Lecturer in German and Dutch at the University of Newcastle, School of Modern Languages.
Director of Undergraduate Studies for the School of Modern Languages
German Exams Contact
Faculty Teaching and Learning Committee Member
University Teaching and Learning Committee Panel Member
BA Double Honours in German and Spanish.
Master of Linguistics.
PhD in Linguistics (Title: On the nature and place of morphology: analogical umlaut in German dialects).
Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
Societas Linguistica Europaea.
Linguistics Association of Great Britain.
Association for Low Countries Studies in Great Britain and Ireland.
Conference of University Teachers of German in Great Britain and Ireland.
DAAD research scholarship (1993)
Dr Fehringer's main research area is theoretical morphology, with particular emphasis on German, Dutch and English.
She has also written research articles on phonology, specifically metrical phonology, and its application in standard Dutch and in Low German dialects.
Dr Fehringer has written two pedagogical grammars: a reference grammar of Dutch and a context-based grammar of German.
She has also collaborated on a psycholinguistics project with Dr Christina Fry on the relation between working memory and various aspects of language production in bilingual speakers.
Dr Fehringer is willing to supervise postgraduate students in the following areas:
Dialectology (German, Dutch or English)
Dr Fehringer has acted as a reader for Arnold, Routledge and Cambridge University Press. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of the refereed journals 'Dutch Crossing','Word Structure' and the 'Journal of Germanic Linguistics'.
SML1019 Introduction to Linguistics (German linguistics seminars)
GER1071 Level B German Language (Grammar lectures)
GER2031 Beginners' Dutch
GER4004 Intermediate Dutch
GER4009 German and English Word Analysis
GER4099 Dissertation (German)