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Nathan Shrefler

Adjunct Assistant Professor


(503) 725-2372   

M.A. Biblical Studies, Multnomah University 2010Ph.D. German Applied Linguistics, The Pennsylvania State University 2008B.A. German Culture, The Pennsylvania State University 2001

Courses Taught

  • LING 390: Introduction to Linguistics
  • LING 435: Theory and Practice of Applied Linguistics

Research Interests

  • Corpus Analysis – Readability and German Bible Translations
  • Speech-Language Pathology – Conditions affecting language and cognition

Representative Publications

  • Shrefler, N. (2012). IV. Elementary and Intermediate German Textbooks (Adults, A1–B1) [Review of the book DaF kompakt A1–B1: Deutsch als Fremdsprache für Erwachsene. Kursbuch mit 3 Audio-CDs, by I. Sander, et al. & DaF kompakt A1–B1: Deutsch als Fremdsprache für Erwachsene. Übungsbuch, by B. Braun, et al.] Die Unterrichtspraxis, 45(1), 85-100. doi:10.1111/j.1756-1221.2012.00122.x/full
  • Shrefler, N. (2011). Lexical bundles and German Bibles.  Literary and Linguistic Computing, 26(1), 89-106. 
  • Shrefler, N. (2010). Orality and Bible translation: A comparison of Greek and German Bibles (Unpublished master’s thesis).  Multnomah University, Portland, OR.
  • Shrefler, N. (2008). Readability and German Bibles (Doctoral dissertation). The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.  Retrieved from