PD Dr. Heiko Motschenbacher

Institute of English and American Studies (IEAS), Linguistics Department
Goethe-University
Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1, 60629 Frankfurt am Main, GERMANY
Email: Motschenbacher@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Summer term 2015:
Temporary Professorship of English Linguistics at the University of Mainz, Germany

General Editor: Journal of Language and Sexuality (JLS)
http://www.benjamins.com/#catalog/journals/jls

Research Areas

English linguistics, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis

Focal points:

  • Language and gender; language and sexuality
  • English in Europe; English as a lingua franca
  • Structural description: e.g. relativisation, personal nouns, pronouns, grammatical gender, coordinative structures (binomials), proper names and their grammar; corpus linguistics
  • Linguistic dimensions of inclusion in ELT; critical applied linguistics; language and normativity
  • Pragmatics: politeness; compliments; intercultural communication
  • Contrastive linguistics and language typology with focus on English and European languages
  • European language policy; European multilingualism; language and national identity; language and Europeanisation
  • Advertising language; language in the media; language in pop music; critical discourse analysis

Current Project

“Linguistic Dimensions of Inclusion in English Language Teaching”

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Abstract

[to appear soon]