Kristin Predeck


Position Title
Graduate Student in German

416/418 Sproul Hall

Adviser(s): Carlee Arnett; (Co-Adviser: Santiago Barreda)

Education and Degree(s):

  • B.A. in History and German, Ruhr Universitat Bochum
  • M.A. in Linguistics, Heinrich Heine Universitat Dusseldorf

Research Interest(s):

  • Phonetics, Computer Linguistics, Speech Perception, Speech Production

Course(s) Taught

  • Intercultural Research Project (UC Davis Extension special summer session) (191EGB512, 191EGB522, 191EGB532), in person, summer 2019
  • German accelerated summer session (GER2), in person, summer 2019
  • The Hobbit: Germanic influences and culture (GER21), in person, spring 2019
  • German accelerated summer session (GER1), in person, summer 2018
  • Introduction to Public Speaking (UC Davis Extension special summer session) (181CSM413), in person, summer 2018
  • German (GER3), in person, winter 2018/19 
  • German (GER1), in person, fall 2018


Kristin Predeck is a PhD student with the German department with an emphasis in linguistics. She gained her BA in German studies and History from the Ruhr Universitaet Bochum and her MA in linguistics from the Heinrich Heine Universitaet Duesseldorf. 
She lived in Essen, Germany before moving to Galway, Ireland and then to the United States. She has taught German as a foreign language to international students in Germany, leading cert students in Ireland as well as refugees coming from various linguistic backgrounds. 
Her academic interests include phonological variation, language of mental disorders in the literature, speech act theories in psychological warfare in the cold war period and the acquisition of pragmatics in SLA. 
As part of her research, she is interested in developing and analyzing grammars that can deal with variation, linguistic strategies of mass manipulation and deceit in the cold war period and pragmatics in language acquisition. 

Languages- German, Italian, Chinese, French and Estonian

Honors and Awards:
High Mobility Grant, Heinrich-Heine University;  Max Kade Grant, UC Davis

National Humanities Center's Regional Podcasting Institute's "Podcasting the Humanities" workshop