Eva Ogiermann is lecturer in English Language and Applied Linguistics and director of the BA in English Language & Linguistics at King’s College London. Before joining King’s she worked at the University of Oldenburg in Germany, the University of Portsmouth, and the University of Surrey.
Her research revolves around the question of the culture-specificity of language use. Her publications in the field of cross-cultural pragmatics compare various speech acts in English, German, Polish and Russian and investigate culture-specific perceptions and conceptualisations of politeness. Her more recent research based on video-recordings of family conversations analyses bilingual communication and identity in English/Polish families, and investigates the different ways in which English, Polish and English/Polish families share responsibilities. Eva is also associate editor of the Journal of Pragmatics.