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Christine Fredriksson


Department of Languages &
Visiting address
Renströmsgatan 6
41256 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 200
40530 Göteborg

About Christine Fredriksson

  • Subject: German linguistics
  • Phone hour/visits: by agreement


1998 and 2003 – Studies in, for example, German, Swedish and literature at the University College of Trollhättan/Uddevalla, University of Gothenburg and Uppsala University 1998-2004 – Lecturer in German at the University College of Trollhättan/Uddevalla 2001-2010 – Upper secondary teacher in German 2003-2006 – Attended PhD programme in German (foreign language acquisition) at Uppsala University 2006 – Presented doctoral thesis titled Erwerbsreihenfolge, Erwerbssphasen und Entwicklungssequenzen: Zum Erwerb der deutschen Verbalmorphologie durch schwedische Schülerinnen und Schüler 2010-2015 – Lecturer in German at Dalarna University, in charge of teacher education programme, German 2012-2015 – Subject representative, German 2013-2015 – Coordinator at Dalarna University of the EU-funded CoMoLTE project (Consortium for Modern Language Teacher Education) within the framework of the Tempus programme. Since January 2015 – Senior lecturer in German at the University of Gothenburg


I teach first- and second-cycle courses in German (linguistics). I also supervise student theses at both levels and teach language education in the teacher education programme.


Current research

I’m currently exploring patterns of interaction in text-based student chats in a learning perspective. I’m for example interested in imitation as a strategy for learning lexical, morphological and syntactic units. Within the same area – computer-mediated communication – I’m also studying Swedish schoolchildren’s use of personal school computers and the potential to develop the language for communicative purposes. Another area of my research concerns the development of reading and writing skills towards academic writing competence.

Research interests:

  • German grammar learning in a cognitive perspective
  • German morphology
  • Contrastive linguistics
  • CALL/CMCL – computer-mediated communication and language acquisition