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Thorsten Huth UTK English

Thorsten Huth

Associate Professor

509 McClung Tower
Office: McClung 313


Thorsten Huth received his Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Kansas in 2005. His interests in research and teaching connect German Studies, Linguistics (particularly Pragmatics), and Second Language Acquisition. Dr. Huth’s teaching serve UTK programs that involve the study of human language, language learning, and language teaching, including courses in the Linguistics IDP and in the Rhetoric, Writing, and Linguistics division of the English Department. Dr. Huth’s research program addresses specifically (a) how sociolinguistic, pragmatic, and interactional competencies emerge in second language learners, (b) how such competencies can be taught and learned in the second language classroom, and (c) the implications of this line of inquiry for L2 teaching. Dr. Huth’s work has appeared in professional journals such as Modern Language JournalJournal of Pragmatics, or Language Teaching Research. He is the author of the monograph Interaction, language use, and second language teachingco-authored Deutsch heute.


  • Ph.D., University of Kansas (2005)