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Otto Kolbl, short CV

Otto Kolbl

Born October 24 1968 in Karlsruhe, Germany

Nationality: Austrian

Currently living in Lausanne, Switzerland

Education

Master in German studies, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Postgraduate course in language and speech engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland

Presently PhD student at the University of Lausanne

Working experience

Various jobs as research fellow, Swiss National Science Foundation researcher, web developer and webmaster (Tandem server), organizer of German examinations of the Goethe Institut, student advisor, lecturer and assistant at the University of Lausanne

Lecturer (sociolinguistics and German language) at the North-Western Polytechnical University in Xi'an, PR China

Software development, web development, translations, customer service at Epsitec SA

Independent software developer (CeeBot environment for teaching programming)

Various jobs as foreign language teacher (middle school, high school, private language schools)

Research topics

Since 2007:

  • Western media reporting about China
  • Western academic discourse about China
  • China's socio-economic development and history in a comparative approach
  • China's approach to national minorities, with a special focus on Tibet
  • Socio-economic development across the world
  • Western academic and media discourse about human rights

Before 2007:

  • Neurolinguistics, in particular the degradation of communicative competence in case of senile dementia
  • Foreign language learning and teaching

Bibliography

See the following page for a detailed bibliography:
http://www.rainbowbuilders.org/about-media/tv-newspapers-radio

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