College of Letters & Science l Department of English
Professor Anja Wanner has a wide-ranging scholarly expertise in English linguistics. Professor Wanner has a distinguished teaching record at undergraduate and graduate levels as well as extensive leadership and governance experience at the departmental and university level. Professor Wanner is a first-generation student and native speaker of German.
Dr. Wanner can also present in German.
The Internet Doesn't Ruin the English Language
Many speakers are concerned that the advent of online communication (texting, chats, social media) is leading to the decline of English grammar and grammar proficiency. Insights from large corpora of data, from surveys, and from psycholinguistic experiments show that this is not the case.