Prisca Augustyn

Prisca Augustyn

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

Areas of Expertise

Linguistics, Semiotics, German


Dr. Augustyn teaches linguistics, German studies and semiotics. She is Coordinator of the German language program. She is co-author with Nikolaus Euba (University of California Berkeley) of Welten (2016), an introductory German language program published with Cengage Learning. The third edition of Stationen, an intermediate German language program (also co-authored with Nikolaus Euba), appeared in 2014 with Cengage Learning.

Cover of Stationen

Recent Publications

Augustyn, P. (forthcoming) From Ethological Linguistics to Animal Linguistics and Ecolinguistics. Recherches Sémiotique – Semiotic Inquiry

Augustyn, P. 2015. “Biology, Linguistics, and the Semiotic Perspective on Language” Biosemiotic Perspectives on Language and Linguistics. Cowley, Stephen J., Kull, Kalevi & Velmezova, Ekaterina. Dordrecht: Springer. 169–190.

Augustyn, P. 2013. “Man, Nature, and Semiotic Modeling: How to Create Forests and Backyards with Language.” Sign Systems Studies Vol. 41, No. 4, Tartu: University of Tartu Press. 488–503.

Augustyn, P. 2013. “No Dictionaries in the Classroom: Translation Equivalents and Vocabulary Acquisition.” International Journal of Lexicography Vol. 26. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 362–385.

Augustyn, P. 2013. “Translation and Bilingual Practice for German Vocabulary Teaching and Learning.” Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German Vol. 46/1. Malden, MA: Wiley–Blackwell. 27–43.

Augustyn, P. 2013. “What Connects Biolinguistics and Biosemiotics?” Biolinguistics Vol. 7/4. Open Journal Systems. 96–111.

Augustyn, P. 2012. “On Semiotics in Language Education.” Semiotica Vol. 192. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 523–533. Cover of Welten

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