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Thorsten Huth received his Ph.D. in German Applied Linguistics from the University of Kansas in 2005. His interests in research and teaching connect German Studies, Linguistics (particularly Pragmatics), and Second Language Acquisition.
Dr. Huth's research program addresses specifically (a) how sociolinguistic, pragmatic, and interactional competencies emerge in second language learners, (b) how such competencies can be taught and learned in the second language classroom, and (c) the implications of this line of inquiry for L2 teaching.
Dr. Huth's work has appeared in professional journals such as Modern Language Journal, Journal of Pragmatics, or Language Teaching Research. He co-authored Deutsch heute. In MFLL, Dr. Huth teaches a broad range of German language and culture courses as well as classes for UTK's Linguistics program.
- Ph.D., University of Kansas (2005)