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Warner, Chantelle
Professor and Acting Associate Dean

Chantelle Warner is Professor of German and Second Language Acquisition and Teaching at the University of Arizona, where she co-directs the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL), a Title VI National Language Resource Center supported through the U.S. Department of Education. Since 2014, she has also served as the Language Program Director for German Studies, and in this role she enjoys getting to support both the undergraduate students and our Graduate Assistant Teachers in the first two years of language and culture study. 

Dr. Warner's research crosses the fields of applied linguistics, stylistics/poetics, and literary studies. Together with Niko Euba, she is author of the textbook Lesewerkstatt DaF: Literatur Lesen Lernen (Klett Verlag) for advanced German learners. She is particularly interested in how individuals engage in creative, playful, and subversive language use as they negotiate complex social and symbolic worlds. This has informed her research in a variety of areas related to applied linguistics and language/intercultural education including...

  1. aesthetic and experiential dimensions of language teaching and learning
  2. multiliteracies pedagogies
  3. technology-enhanced second language literacy development
  4. literature and intercultural learning

(See a full list of publications below.) 

Her current books project, tentatively titled Multiliteracy Play: Designs and Desires in the Language Classroom, builds on current discussions of multiliteracies approaches to language/culture teaching and case studies from university-level language classes, to argue for a framework that recognize both designs, the conventionalized ways of making meaning in a language/culture, and desires, the affects and emotions that feed literacy experiences, by centering poetics and play in learning experiences. 

Her 2013 book, The Pragmatics of Literary Testimony: Authenticity Effects in German Social Autobiographies (Routledge) examined how linguistic style contributed to the reception of various, thematically diverse (quasi-) autobiographical literary works published in the late 20th century as authentic expressions of collective set of experiences. The sensationalistic and scandalous German autobiographies, which are the focus of the book, provided a fertile foundation for posing questions about what leads readers to perceive an individual testimony as authentic and what that tells us the symbolic struggles at hand. She also explored this same line of inquiry in a series of articles, including a piece published in the journal Language and Literature, “Speaking from Experience: Deixis and” Point of View in Verena Stefan's Shedding,” which was the winner of the 2009 Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA) Prize for best article from a junior scholar in the field of stylistics.

Until 2019, she was a founding co-editor of the journal Critical Multilingualism Studies. 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.&


  • In progress. Multiliteracy Play: Designs and Desires in the Language Classroom. 
  • 2013. The Pragmatics of Literary Testimony: Authenticity Effects in German Social Autobiographies. New York: Routledge. 213 pages. 

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals and Annual Volumes 

Book Chapters in Edited Volumes

Pedagogical Materials 

Other Publications 

Currently Teaching

GER 393 – Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.