Mirjam Eiswirth

Published: 31 August 2015

Combining the micro & macro in communication accommodation & style shifting

University of Edinburgh

Combining the micro & macro in communication accommodation & style shifting

Academic History:

2015-2018: PhD Candidate in Linguistics & English Language, University of Edinburgh

2014-2015: Tutor & Research Assistant in the English & German linguistics departments at the  University of Freiburg

2013-2014: MSc Applied Linguistics, University of Edinburgh

2010-2013: BA Integrated Cultural Studies, Jacobs University Bremen


Dr. Lauren Hall-Lew

Dr. Joseph Gafaranga

Dr. Josef Fruehwald

Research Interests:

Sociolinguistics, Sociophonetics, Prosody/Intonation, Multilingualism

Previous Research Projects:

  • 08/2015 “Repeated Questions in Bilingual Interaction”, together with Irma Bochorishvili & Kathryn Northeast, presented at the Sociolinguistics Summer School Dublin, 2015
  • 03/2015 “Disentangling Preference Organisation in Bilingual talk-in-interaction”, presented at the International Conference on Bilingualism in Malta
  • 08/2014 MSc Dissertation, University of Edinburgh “The Prosody of Epistemic Authority & Subordination in Second Assessments”
  • 04/2013 BA Dissertation “Code-Switching in the Multilingual Context of Jacobs University Bremen


  • 02/2016-09/2018 PhD scholarship awarded by the German National Academic Foundation
  • 10/2015-09/2018 Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities
  • 10/2015-09/2016 German Academic Exchange Service, 1-year PhD scholarship
  • 06/2013-09/2015 German National Academic Foundation
  • 09/2013-09/2014 MSc in Applied Linguistics funded by the German Academic Exchange Service
  • 2010-2013 Jacobs University Bremen, merit-based tuition-fee scholarship


  • 11/2014 LEL Highly Commended Dissertation Award
  • 2011-2013 Jacobs University Bremen, President’s List (for GPA better than 1.5)
  • 2009 Winner of the essay competition “IQuer” (Young Academy of the Protestant Academy in Palatinate)

Contact Details:

Address: Linguistics & English Language, The University of Edinburgh, Dugald Stewart Building, 3 Charles Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AD

Email: m.e.eiswirth@ed.ac.uk

First published: 31 August 2015