Dr Bettina Beinhoff

Dr Bettina Beinhoff

MPhil PhD

Bettina Beinhoff is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Studies in Linguistics at Wolfson College. Her research interests are in sociolinguistics, especially in language ideologies, migration & language and social justice.

Dr Bettina Beinhoff

Bettina Beinhoff completed her undergraduate degree at the Technische Universität Braunschweig in Germany; she did her MPhil in Applied Linguistics at the University of Cambridge (Wolfson College) and remained in Cambridge for her PhD on attitudes towards 'non-native' accents in English (Trinity Hall). She is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at Anglia Ruskin University where she is Chair of the School's research ethics panel. She was Programme Director for the BA in Linguistics for several years; currently, she is leading the MA Intercultural Communication. She also supervises a number of PhD students.

Bettina is the Treasurer of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) and a member of EuroSLA and PhilSoc.

Bettina's research interests are in the areas of language ideologies, attitudes towards accents/dialects/languages and the way these ideologies and attitudes affect individuals and groups. Bettina is currently working on a project that investigates attitudes toward languages of migrant communities. She is working with individuals and support groups to reveal how attitudes held by the local communities can have an impact on the lives, identities and wellbeing of people who migrate across national boundaries. The findings contribute to recommendations for policy development and support programmes.

Bettina is also involved in research on constructed (or invented) languages. She is particularly interested in how constructed languages are perceived by audiences from different cultures and with different first language backgrounds. She has studied the process of designing such languages in detail and investigated how the design aims match up with how the constructed languages are perceived by the audience.

What's on

Inger Mewburn

Kicking the can down the road: How to create research impact in seven (not so easy) steps

06/06/2023 at 17.30

We hear terms like ‘research impact’ and ‘engagement’ all the time, but what does ‘impact’ and ‘engagement’ actually look like in practice?

selection of books written by Professor Inger Mewburn

Productivity workshops for researchers with Prof. Inger Mewburn aka The Thesis Whisperer

10/06/2023 at 10.00

Join Professor Inger Mewburn, also known online as the Thesis Whisperer, for one or both workshops to help increase your productivity: Getting sh!t done and Building a second brain (for writing)

'You' by Gavin Fry

Art Exhibition: 'Things Put Differently'

10/06/2023 at 10.00

Visit Wolfson's latest exhibition 'Things Put Differently' featuring Gavin Fry and works by Anthony Green and Mary Cozens-Walker.

Photo of artist Gurpran Rau holding a piece of her artwork

Art Exhibition: 'Patterns of Renewal'

10/06/2023 at 10.00

We're delighted to be the first to display Gurpran Rau's latest exhibition 'Patterns of Renewal', featuring a series of paintings created during lockdown inspired by her walks in the woods of Cambridgeshire.