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Dr Sophie Payne

  • IWLP German Language Lead
  • IWLP Marketing Lead
  • Module convenor for LA1PG2

During this time please contact for general IWLP enquiries and Wendy Hillier at for specific IWLP German enquiries.



Miller 101

Building location

Miller building

Areas of interest

German language and culture, linguistics and feminism.


For the academic year 2023/24, I will be teaching on:

LA1PG1 – IWLP German Stage 1

LA1PG2 – IWLP German Stage 2

ML3LP – Language and Power (Autumn term only)

GM1IMG – Icons of Modern Germany (Spring term only)I


I was born in Reading and grew up nearby. After a gap year teaching English, I returned to Reading to study BA German and Italian, followed by an M(Res) and a PhD in German Studies.

In the past I taught on DLC degree-side modules on the history of German post-war migration, German lexicology and German textual linguistics. I have also previously taught on the module Approaches to Discourse Analysis for the English Language and Applied Linguistics Department.


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