MMag. Dr.

Edith Podhovnik



Edith Podhovnik is a teaching and research faculty member at FH JOANNEUM. She received her PhD from Swansea University (United Kingdom), specialising in dialectology and sociolinguistics, and two Master’s degrees in English and Russian from the Karl Franzens Universität Graz.

Her research interests include regional and social language variation and computer-mediated communication, and she writes a research blog on linguistic variation in cat-related digital spaces (

She is a member of the "British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL)" and the "International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE)".