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Prisca Augustyn at work Dr. Prisca Augustyn
Ph.D. Germanic Linguistics
University of California Berkeley (2000)


Areas of Expertise
Linguistics, Semiotics, German


Email: augustyn@fau.edu
Office Phone : 561-297-2529


Dr. Augustyn’s scholarly work addresses the disciplines of linguistics, semiotics, and German studies. She considers both the field of linguistics and German studies as subfields of semiotics, the study of all sign systems. The fundamental questions that run through her research concern the role language plays in constructing subjective models of reality. Her most recent research explores the semiotic processes that are involved in shaping our cognitive and practical habits or attitudes towards nature. Her interest in language as a modeling system informs not only her research but finds expression in the development of teaching materials and methods for the classroom. She is currently working on the third edition of Stationen, a textbook for intermediate German she co-authored with Nikolaus Euba (University of California, Berkeley).

Monograph

Augustyn, P. 2002. The Semiotics of Fate, Death, and the Soul in Germanic Culture:
The Christianization of Old Saxon. Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics      Vol.50. New York: Peter Lang.


Co-authored BooksCover of Stationen

Augustyn, P. and N. Euba. 2011. Stationen. Kursbuch für die Mittelstufe. Second Edition. Boston: Cengage Heinle.


Augustyn, P. and N. Euba. 2011. Workbook to accompany Stationen. Kursbuch für die Mittelstufe. Second Edition. Boston: Cengage Heinle.

Augustyn, P. and N. Euba. 2007. Stationen. Kursbuch für die Mittelstufe. Boston: Cengage Heinle.

Augustyn, P. and N. Euba. 2007. Workbook to accompany Stationen. Kursbuch für die Mittelstufe. Boston: Cengage Heinle

Recent Articles
 
Augustyn, P. (in press) “What connects Biolinguistics and Biosemiotics?” Biolinguistics. Open Journal Systems.
 
Augustyn, P. (in press) “Bilingual Practice for Core Vocabulary” Die Unterrichtspraxis. Journal of the American Association of Teachers of German.
 
Augustyn, P. (in press) “Man, Nature, and Semiotic Modeling or How to Make Forests and Backyards with Language” Sign Systems Studies Tartu University Press.
Augustyn, P. 2012“On Semiotics in Language Education” Semiotica,Vol. 192. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 523-533

Augustyn P. 2011. “On the Concept of Code in Linguistics and Biosemiotics” Biosemiotics Vol. 4/3. 281–289.

Augustyn, P. 2009. “Translating Jakob von Uexküll – Reframing Umweltlehre as Biosemiotics” Sign Systems Studies Vol.37.1. Tartu University Press. 311–327.

Augustyn, P. 2008. “Uexküll, Peirce, and other Affinities between Biosemiotics and Biolinguistics.” Biosemiotics Vol.2/1. Dordrecht: Springer. 1–17. 

Current Courses
  • LIN3010 Introduction to Linguistics
  • LIN2607 Global Perspectives on Language
  • LIN4802 Semantics
  • LIN4810 Introduction to Semiotics
  • LIN3003 Language Matters
  • GER1120 Elementary German Language and Culture 1
  • GER1121 Elementary German Language and Culture 2
  • GER2220 Intermediate German
  • GEW2104 Readings in Intermediate German


 

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