Jana Dietzel

Job title: 
Visiting Student Researcher


My research lies at the intersection of cognitive linguistics, sociolinguistics, and historical linguistics. I study the emergence of technical language, focusing on the use of metaphor and the extent to which this reflects cultural, social, political, and epistemic factors at the time of the creation of the technical texts, as well as the personal attitudes and biography of the researcher. I am particularly interested in the technical language of psychoanalysis and scientific analogies expressed in the form of metaphors. In addition, I am generally interested in the connection between language and cognition, variation linguistics, research on current technical languages, and scientific language. 

Research interests: 
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Variational Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Metaphor Research
  • Technical Language