Beatrice Wilke is Associate professor of German Language and Translation (SSD L-LIN/14) at the Department of Humanities (DIPSUM) of the University of Salerno, Fisciano (Salerno).

Her research interests are mainly focused on the analysis of spoken language and conversation, the DaF (Deutsch als Fremdsprache) sector, where she studies in particular the role and importance of the spoken German language in the process of learning/teaching German as a foreign language, the linguistic analysis of various types of texts, including non-canonical texts, and contrastive linguistics. Furthermore, in some research she has focused on cognitive linguistics and the forms of figurative language in different text types.


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