Nicole Eberle

Nicole Eberle, Dr. des.

Assistant to Prof. Daniel Schreier

Phone: +41 44 634 43 00


Nicole Eberle is a teaching and research assistant in English Linguistics, currently on leave to work at the School of English at HKU from January to June 2018. She studied English Literature and Linguistics, German Literature and Anthropology at the University of Zurich and graduated in 2011. Before returning to the UZH for her PhD studies, she was employed at the Kantonsbibliothek St.Gallen Vadiana, where she worked in the Spezialabteilung Historische Bestände und Sammlungen.

She completed her dissertation (summa cum laude) "'They're trying to hear English, which they are hearing, but it's Bermudian English'. Bermudian English - Origins and Variation" in December 2017. It focuses on Bermudian English, an under-researched variety of English, provides a first description of morphosyntactic features and traces the origins and development of this variety as well as typological affiliations with contact-derived varieties in the wider geographical region.

Since June 2013, Nicole is working as an editorial assistant for English World-Wide. Her research interests include sociolinguistics, language variation and change, contact linguistics, lesser-known varieties of English, English varieties in the Caribbean, dialect typology, as well as sociolinguistics of mobility.


Academic employment

Since June 2013: Editorial assistant for English World-Wide (ed. by Prof. Dr. Marianne Hundt and Prof. Dr. Daniel Schreier, University of Zurich, Switzerland)

November 2012-December 2017 (currently on leave): Graduate teaching and research assistant to Prof. Dr. Daniel Schreier, Department of English, University of Zurich, Switzerland

January 2016-August 2016: Part-time project administrator for a European Research Council Grant application (P.I. Prof. Dr. Marianne Hundt), Department of English, University of Zurich, Switzerland

August 2009-December 2009: Temporary student assistant to Prof. Dr. Daniel Schreier, Department of English, University of Zurich, Switzerland



Myrick, Caroline, Nicole Eberle, Joel Schneier & Jeffrey Reaser. In press. "Mapping Linguistic Diversity in the Caribbean." In S. D. Brunn, ed. The Changing World Language Map. New York: Springer.

Schreier, Daniel, Nicole Eberle & Danae M. Perez. 2017. "Settler Migration and Settler Varieties." In Suresh Canagarajah, ed. The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Language. London: Routledge, 243-257.

Eberle, Nicole & Daniel Schreier. 2013. "African Bermudian English and the Caribbean connection." English World-Wide 34:3, 279-304.

Conference talks 

2017. "Bermudian English: Origins and Typological Affinities." Methods in Dialectology XVI, NINJAL Tokyo, 11 August 2017

2015. "Bermudian English: Traces of Input Varieties." Changing English: Integrating Cognitive, Social and Typological Perspectives (ChangE), University of Helsinki, 9 June 2015

2014. "Building Bridges into the Caribbean and Beyond." ISLE3, 3rd Conference of the International Society of Linguistics of English, University of Zurich, 25 August 2014

2014. "Reassessing the Typological Status of Bermudian English." Swiss Works in English Language and Linguistics (SWELL) Annual Meeting, University of Basel, 21 March 2014

Invited talks

May 2017. Guest talk at the Department of English, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland

March 2015. Guest talk at the CUSO Workshop "Conducting sociolinguistic research on Englishes near and far", Schloss Münchenwiler, Murten, Switzerland

February 2015. Guest talk at the Phonetics Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

July 2014. Guest talk at the Linguistics Program, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA

Courses taught

AS 2015-AS 2017: Individual lectures of the "Introdcution to Linguistics" lecture, which is taught in a team of instructors

AS 2017: First semester of the B.A. Seminar "Introduction to Linguistics"

AS 2016 / SS 2017: Two courses of the B.A. Seminar "Introduction to Linguistics"

AS 2015 / SS 2016: B.A. Seminar "Introduction to Linguistics"

AS 2015: B.A. Seminar "Multiplicity, Diversity, Variation: Islands in Literature and Linguistics", co-taught with Johannes Riquet 

AS 2014 / SS 2015: B.A. Seminar "Introduction to Linguistics"

AS 2013 / SS 2014: B.A. Seminar "Introduction to Linguistics"