Dr Jaime Hunt

Dr Jaime Hunt

Associate Lecturer

Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies (Linguistics)

Career Summary

Biography

I am an Associate Lecturer within the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, where I coordinate the Language in Society and Foundations of Linguistics courses at the Callaghan campus and online.

Research Expertise:
I have two broad areas in which I am actively researching. They are:

  • English-German language contact, specifically the influence that English (in the form of anglicisms) has on the German language at morphological and sociolinguistic levels
  • Language shift and language maintenance among communities in Australia with German as a heritage language.

Teaching Expertise:
Recipient of The English Language and Foundation Studies Centre Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning 2014. I have a strong background in teaching linguistics, academic literacies and English language at the University of Newcastle, and in Germany at the University of Passau and the Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg.

Visiting Scholar Positions:   

  • 1 July - 30 September 2019, Research Unit "Emerging Grammars in Language Contact Situations: A Comparative Approach" at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
  • 1 October - 30 December 2019, Department of English, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
  • 12-17 November 2019, Department of English Linguistics, Pedagogical University of Krakow, Poland, and Institute of English Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Qualifications

  • PhD (Linguistics), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Newcastle
  • Master of Applied Linguistics, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Anglicisms in German
  • Contact Linguistics
  • English-German Language Contact
  • German Morphology
  • German as a heritage language
  • Linguistics
  • Linguistics in Education

Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • German (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
130103 Higher Education 10
200499 Linguistics not elsewhere classified 90

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Lecturer University of Newcastle
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/06/2011 - 8/02/2015 Casual Lecturer University of Newcastle
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre
Australia
1/01/2006 - 3/07/2015 Academic Language and Learning Adviser University of Newcastle
Academic Division- Centre for Teaching and Learning
Australia
1/07/2005 - 20/12/2013 Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Awards

Award

Year Award
2015 Best Publication
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
2014 Excellence in Teaching and Learning
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Hunt J, 'Anglicisms in German: Tsunami or trickle?', Informalization and Hybridization of Speech Practices, Peter Lang, Berlin 25-58 (2019)
DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-05414-9

Journal article (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Hunt J, 'Lexical hybridization of English and German elements: a comparison between spoken German and the language of the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel', Studia Linguistica Universitatis Iagellonicae Cracoviensis, 136 107-120 (2019)
DOI 10.4467/20834624sl.19.010.10605
2018 Hunt JW, 'The gender of anglicisms in spoken German', Word, 64 103-125 (2018) [C1]

© 2018 International Linguistic Association. Unlike English nouns, German nouns have grammatical gender. One issue arising from this, when the two languages come into contact with... [more]

© 2018 International Linguistic Association. Unlike English nouns, German nouns have grammatical gender. One issue arising from this, when the two languages come into contact with each other, is which gender English loanwords take when borrowed into German. Previous studies on anglicisms and their gender have focused on the printed word, highlighting the importance of semantics over morpho-phonological analogy in gender assignment to loanwords. This paper will provide insight into the gender assignment process applied to nominal anglicisms by analyzing a data set (199 types, 1108 tokens) from a corpus of everyday modern spoken German (46,844 types and 1185,080 tokens). Results confirm the hypothesis that morphology matters more than semantics in gender assignment to anglicisms in German.

DOI 10.1080/00437956.2018.1463002
2015 Spray E, Hunt JW, 'Measuring the academic literacies beliefs and researcher identity of research students', Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, 1-16 (2015) [C1]
Co-authors Erika Spray

Review (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Hunt JW, 'The Language of the Third Reich', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS (2019)
DOI 10.1080/07268602.2017.1300043

Conference (12 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Hunt J, 'Okay, so what are all the cool kids talking about? Analyzing spoken corpora for anglicisms in German.', Modern Languages Institute (Instituto de Lenguas Modernas) of the University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain (2018)
2017 Hunt J, 'Lexical hybridization of English and German elements in spoken German', University of Greifswald, Germany (2017)
2017 Picard M, Hunt JW, 'Institutional and pedagogical approaches towards supporting student resilience.', Glenelg, South Australia (2017)
Co-authors Michelle Picard
2016 Christensen JJ, Hunt JW, 'Engaging mature-aged learners: Evaluating the engagement of students in the open access Open Foundation enabling program', 3rd Biennial Foundation and Bridging Educators New Zealand Conference, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand (2016) [E1]
Co-authors Joyleen Christensen
2016 Hunt J, 'The gender of anglicisms in German: Towards a predictive model', Aston University, Birmingham, UK (2016)
2015 Hunt JW, Baker S, 'Embedding academic literacies in the enabling curriculum: innovations to enhance successful student transitions into undergraduate study', Proceedings from FABENZ: Challenges and Innovation Conference 2014 (Tauranga, New Zeland 4-5 December, 2014) Relation, Tauranga, New Zealand (2015) [E1]
2015 Hunt JW, Christensen J, Shah M, 'Examining student engagement in enabling programs', 3rd National Association of Enabling Educators Australia Conference, Sydney (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Joyleen Christensen, Mahsood Shah
2015 Hunt JW, Spray E, 'Sweet cupcakes for all: A teaching philosophy to enhance student engagement and success in an enabling linguistics course', NAEEA 2015 Selected Papers, Sydney (2015) [E1]
Co-authors Erika Spray
2014 Hunt J, Baker S, 'Embedding academic literacies in the enabling curriculum', Queensland University of Technology (2014)
2013 Hunt JW, Christensen JJ, 'Views from the top: Academic staff views on engaging students in learning', National Association of Education Enablers Australia Conference 2013, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Joyleen Christensen
2011 Hunt J, 'Anglicisms in everyday speech: The effect of English on German', University of Greifswald, Germany (2011)
2011 Hunt J, 'The influence of English on spoken German: Gender and plural marking', Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand (2011)
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Other (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Hunt J, Davis S, 'Deutsches Erbe / German Heritage', (2018) [O1]
Co-authors Sacha Davis
2018 Hunt J, ' Mein Deutsch ist nicht sehr gut German as a Heritage Language in Newcastle, Australia', (2018) [O1]
2017 Hunt J, 'Oh no! Anglicisms! (Fully revised version)', (2017) [O1]
2016 Hunt J, 'Oh no! Anglicisms!', (2016) [O1]
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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Hunt JW, The impact of nominal anglicisms on the morphology of modern spoken German, The University of Newcastle, Australia (2012)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 7
Total funding $13,690

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20191 grants / $4,932

Creating online pedagogies to enhance critical thinking and analytical skills in the EPHUMA149 Language in Society course$4,932

Project title: Creating online pedagogies to enhance critical thinking and analytical skills in the EPHUMA149 Language in Society course.

Funding body: the Educator Network (tEN)

Funding body the Educator Network (tEN)
Project Team

Jaime Hunt and Iryna Khodos

Scheme Teaching and Innovation Investment Scheme (TI2)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20183 grants / $2,235

German as a heritage language in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley$1,600

Funding body: ELFSC Research Office

Funding body ELFSC Research Office
Project Team

Dr Jaime W Hunt; Dr Sacha E. Davis

Scheme ELFSC Research Funding 2018
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Travel Funding$475

Funds provided for accommodation in Klagenfurt to attend meetings with the International Office to discuss strengthening relations between our institutions regarding student exchange and scholarships for UON students. Also met with Professor Alexander Onysko, Professor in the English Department to discuss research ideas and my upcoming SSP at that institution.

Funding body: Alpen-Adria Universität, Klagenfurt

Funding body Alpen-Adria Universität, Klagenfurt
Scheme Travel Funds
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

“Mein Deutsch ist nicht sehr gut” German as a Heritage Language in Newcastle, Australia$160

Honorarium paid to give invited talk.

Funding body: Potsdam University

Funding body Potsdam University
Project Team

Jaime W. Hunt and Sacha E. Davis

Scheme Visiting Scholars Honorarium
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON N

20173 grants / $6,523

German as a heritage language in Newcastle and the Hunter$3,518

Funding body: Australian Linguistic Society

Funding body Australian Linguistic Society
Project Team Doctor Jaime Hunt, Doctor Sacha Davis
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1601158
Type Of Funding C3112 - Aust Not for profit
Category 3112
UON Y

Exploring barriers to success for students in enabling programs$1,875

Funding body: ELFSC Research Office

Funding body ELFSC Research Office
Project Team

Jaime W. Hunt, Joyleen Christensen

Scheme Statistical Support Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Oh no! Anglicisms! $1,130

Funding provided to give invited talk at the Institute of British and American Studies, The Alpen-Adria University of Klagenfurt, Austria.

Funding body: Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt

Funding body Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt
Scheme Visiting Scholars Funding Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current2

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Lexical Errors in Saudi EFL/ESL Students' Writing PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Lexical Error Analysis of Saudi University English Major Students’ Translation Texts Education, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Dr Jaime Hunt

Positions

Associate Lecturer
Open Foundation (ELFSC)
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Academic Division

Casual Lecturer
Open Foundation (ELFSC)
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Academic Division

Focus area

Linguistics

Contact Details

Email jaime.hunt@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 02 4921 6885
Links Research Networks
Twitter

Office

Room MCLG36
Building McMullin
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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