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Prof. Dr. Klaus P. Schneider, Chair

Chair in Applied English Linguistics, Department of English, American and Celtic Studies, University of Bonn, Germany

President of the German Association for the Study of English (Deutscher Anglistenverband)

Studied English, Russian and Education in Marburg, Edinburgh and Moscow; teaching degree, Ph.D. and post-doctoral degree from the University of Marburg; taught at the universities of Marburg, Hamburg and Rostock and at University College Dublin

Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Pragmatics; series co-editor of the Handbooks of Pragmatics for De Gruyter Mouton (Berlin and Boston); co-editor of the book series Language in Cultural Contexts for V&R unipress/Bonn University Press (Göttingen)

Major publications include the monographs Small Talk: Analysing Phatic Discourse (Marburg: Hitzroth 1988), Diminutives in English (Tübingen: Niemeyer 2003), the co-edited volumes The Pragmatics of Irish English (Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter 2005), Variational Pragmatics (Amsterdam and Philadelphia: Benjamins 2008), Pragmatics of Discourse (Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter Mouton 2014), and the co-edited special issues Variational Pragmatics (Intercultural Pragmatics 2009), Im/politeness across Englishes (Journal of Pragmatics 2012)

Recent articles in Sociolinguistic Studies, Review of Cognitive Linguistics, Journal of Pragmatics, SKASE Journal of Theoretical Linguistics

On-going research projects include Academic Communication in Multimedia Environment (funded by the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation), Business English in International Organisations (funded by Terry Haggerty, London), Pragmatic Profiling (in cooperation with English Profile/Cambridge University Press)

Reviewer for the journals Journal of Pragmatics (Elsevier), Intercultural Pragmatics (De Gruyter Mouton), Pragmatics (IPrA), Language in Society (CUP), Journal of Linguistics (CUP), English Language and Linguistics (CUP), International Journal of Corpus Linguistics (Benjamins), Morphology (Springer), and for the publishers John Benjamins, Palgrave Macmillan, Wiley-Blackwell

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