Katharina Barbe - NIU - Foreign Languages & Literatures


Katharina Barbe

Katharina Barbe

Associate Professor of German


PhD, MA Rice University, Linguistics
BA, University of Houston, English

Research Interests

I am interested in theoretical and practical aspects of linguistics and applied linguistics. Thus my recent research involves Linguistic Pragmatics (in particular, Dichotomies and Irony), Translation Studies (Dubbing), Second Language Acquisition, as well as Business German. See my CV.

Classes I teach regularly

German language acquisition classes at all levels
FLGE 411 - Modern German
FLGE 481 - Structure of the German Language
FLGE 482 - Techniques of Translation I
FLGE 484 - Techniques of Translation II
FLGE 412 - Business German I
FLGE 414 - Business German II
Independent Studies on many different linguistic topics


AATG (American Association of Teachers of German)
ATISA (American Translation and Interpreting Studies Association)
GfdS (Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache)
ICTFL (Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)
ILA (International Linguistics Association)
IPrA (International Pragmatics Association)
Trainer Netzwerk der Deutschlehrer im Mittleren Westen

E-mail Katharina Barbe
Watson Hall 111
(815) 753-1259