Director, Max Kade German-American Research and Resource Center
Assistant Professor of German
Hoyt-Reichmann Scholar of German-American Studies
World Languages & Cultures
Max Kade German-American Center
Cavanaugh Hall (CA) 329 425 University Boulevard Indianapolis, IN 46202
PhD, Germanic Linguistics University of Texas at Austin 2009
MA, Teaching and Curriculum Michigan State University 2000
BA, German and English Trinity University, San Antonio 1974
German language, culture, and linguistics:
German Society Past and Present
The Structure of German
German Culture Today
The Immigrant Experience: Indiana Germans
2014. Hoyt-Reichmann Scholar of German-American Studies
2016. "The Immigrant Experience: Indiana Germans" designated an Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project
2012. Roesch, Karen A. Language maintenance & language death: The decline of Texas Alsatian. Culture and Language Use, Vol. 6. pp. xv + 253. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
2017. Roesch, Karen A. "Mir reda ka richtiges Dietsch: Self-stigmatization in German-American dialects." >Yearbook of German-American Studies.
2015. Pierce, Marc, Hans C. Boas, & Karen Roesch. The History of Front Rounded Vowels in New Braunfels German. Germanic heritage languages in North America: Acquisition, attrition and change, Joseph Salmons & Janne B. Johannessen (eds.)Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
2010. Boas, Hans C., M. Pierce, H, Weilbacher, Karen Roesch & G. Halder. The Texas German Dialect Archive: a multi-media resource for research, teaching, and outreach. Journal of Germanic Linguistics.