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. I have a great deal of experience teaching linguistics within the School of Humanities and Social Science, and as an Academic Language and Learning Adviser.

Research Expertise
I have three areas in which I am actively researching. My main research focus is on English-German language contact, specifically the influence that English (in the form of anglicisms) has on the German language at a morphological and sociolinguistic levels. Further areas of research are the maintenance of German as a heritage language within Australia, as well as the teaching of linguistics and the improvement of student engagement within the field of Widening Participation / Enabling Education.

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.






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

  • Academic Literacies / Skills
  • Anglicisms in German
  • Contact Linguistics
  • Doctoral Writing
  • Enabling Education
  • English-German Language Contact
  • German Morphology
  • Linguistics
  • Linguistics in Education
  • Widening Participation

Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • German (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
130103 Higher Education 30
200499 Linguistics not elsewhere classified 70

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

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Journal article (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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
2017 Hunt JW, 'The Language of the Third Reich', Australian Journal of Linguistics, 1-2 (2017)
DOI 10.1080/07268602.2017.1300043
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

Conference (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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
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 Mahsood Shah, Joyleen Christensen
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
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
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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 1
Total funding $3,518

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20171 grants / $3,518

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
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Research Collaborations

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Country Count of Publications
Australia 1
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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
Link Research Networks

Office

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