Chantelle Warner is Associate Professor of German and Second Language Acquisition and Teaching at the University of Arizona, where she also co-directs the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL), a Title VI National Language Resource Center. Since 2014, she directs the German Studies Language Program, which encompasses the first two years of language study.
Dr. Warner's research crosses the fields of literary and applied linguistic inquiry and focuses on how language is involved in struggles for social and symbolic power and she has published on a variety of related topics including the role of language study in higher education, play and gaming in foreign language teaching, aesthetic and experiential dimensions of language learning, and literary pragmatics and stylistics. Her 2013 book, The Pragmatics of Literary Testimony: Authenticity Effects in German Social Autobiographies (Routledge) examined how linguistic style contributes to the reception of various, thematically diverse (quasi-)autobiographical literary works published in the late 20th century as authentic expressions of a collective set of experiences. Her current research is particularly interested in the educational potential of playful, literary language use and creative multilingualism.
Until 2019, she was a founding co-editor of the journal Critical Multilingualism Studies cms.arizona.edu. She currently sits on the editorial boards of the L2 Journal and the journal Intercultural Communication Education and on the Executive Committee for the Applied Linguistics Forum of the Modern Language Association.