Bettina's main research interests are at the crossroads of sociolinguistics and second language acquisition, and specifically in the areas of attitudes towards accents and the negotiation of identities in cross-cultural and intercultural settings.
She is currently working on projects that investigate the complex connections between language and identity at the individual and social level. Bettina also does research on constructed languages (or 'conlangs', such as Esperanto, Lojban, Dothraki or Klingon) as a cultural, artistic and linguistic phenomenon.
Second language speech
Attitudes, stereotypes and identity in language
Intercultural, transcultural and cross-cultural communication
Sociolinguistics aspects of constructed languages