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Prof. Dr. Klaus P. Schneider: Conferences, lectures, workshops

Upcoming

  • Conference chair and conference co-organizer, Anglistentag 2018 (Annual Conference of the German Association for the Study of English), University of Bonn, Germany, 23-26 September 2018.
  • Conference chair, Anglistentag 2017 (Annual Conference of the German Association for the Study of English), University of Regensburg, Germany, 20-23 September 2017.
  • “Conceptualizations of apologies and their legal relevance.” Paper accepted for the international conference Language and Law in a World of Media, Globalisation and Social Conflicts, University of Freiburg, Germany, 7-9 September 2017.
  • “Re-thinking pragmatic variation: The case of service encounters from a modified variational pragmatics perspective.” Paper accepted for the 15th International Pragmatics Conference, Belfast, UK, 16-21 July 2017.
  • “Using the functional and lexical levels of requests to measure pragmatic competence: The case of German school students in Canada.” Paper accepted for the 15th International Pragmatics Conference, Belfast, UK, 16-21 July 2017 (with Friederike Sell and Katrin Renkwitz).

2015 - present


  • Conference organizer, 28th Annual Conference of the German Association of Anglophone Postcolonial Studies (GAPS): Representing Poverty and Precarity in a Postcolonial World, University of Bonn, Germany, 25-27 May 2017 (with Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp and Marion Gymnich).
  • Sixth Bonn Applied Linguistics Conference (BAELc6), organized at the University of Bonn, Department of English, American and Celtic Studies, 12-13 May 2017 (with Susanne Mohr and Pawel Sickinger).
  • “Not a fulsome apology: Norms of apologising in English.” Paper presented at the international conference iMean 5@UWE, Bristol, University of West England, Bristol, United Kingdom, 6-8 April 2017.
  • “Doing corpus pragmatics: What you can do and can’t do with corpora in the study of linguistic action in interaction.” Plenary talk at the international conference Corpora & Language, Paderborn University, Germany, 29-31 March 2017.
  • “The Pragmatics of Namibian English: Small talk.” Guest lecture, University of Bielefeld, Germany, 27 January 2017.
  • “What language learners need to know about language.” Guest lecture, University of Hildesheim, Germany, 9 January 2017.
  • “The functions of metapragmatic terms in English conversation.” Paper presented at the VERBAL Workshop Metadiscourse in Spoken Language, 42nd Austrian Conference of Linguists, University of Graz, Austria, 18-20 November 2016.
  • 40th AEDEAN Conference, University of Zaragoza, Huesca, Spain, 9-11 November 2016.
  •  “Broadening the scope: Extensions of variational pragmatics for intercultural pragmatics research.” Invited paper presented at the Third International Conference of the American Pragmatics Association (AMPRA 3), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA, 4-6 November 2016.
  • “The pragmatics of Namibian English: A focus on requests.” Paper presented at the Third International Conference of the American Pragmatics Association (AMPRA 3), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA, 4-6 November 2016 (with Anne Schröder).
  • “Assessing pragmatic competence in EFL users: A perception study on differences between native speakers and learners of English.” Paper presented at the GAL-Kongress 2016, University of Koblenz, Germany, 27-30 September 2016 (with Pawel Sickinger and Katrin Renkwitz).
  • Conference chair, Anglistentag 2016 (Annual Conference of the German Association for the Study of English), University of Hamburg, Germany, 21-24 September 2016.
  • Fifth Bonn Applied Linguistics Conference (BAELc5), organized at the University of Bonn, Department of English, American and Celtic Studies (with Susanne Mohr, Friederike Sell and Pawel Sickinger), 3-4 June 2016.
  • "Models of appropriate behaviour: What pragmatic variation can tell us about culture." Keynote lecture at the conference Interconnections between Culture and Behaviour: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, 19 February 2016.
  • "Researching language use and variation: Best practice." Guest lecture, University of Basel, Switzerland, 10 November 2015.
  • "What do learners need to know? A focus on pragmatic competence." Plenary lecture at the XXVI Annual International Academic Conference "Language and Culture", Tomsk State University, Russia, 28-30 October 2015.
  • "Language use, culture and the brain: From cognitive models to neuropragmatics." Invited lecture at the 1st Tomsk Workshop on Cognitive Linguistics and Pragmatics (TOWOCOLP), Tomsk State University, Russia, 27 October 2015.
  • “Variational pragmatics and the specificity of English in Namibia.” Paper presented at the 21st Conference of the International Association of World Englishes, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 8-10 October 2015 (with Anne Schröder).
  • Conference chair, Anglistentag 2015 (Annual Conference of the German Association for the Study of English), Paderborn University, Germany, 23-26 September 2015.
  • "Quoting practices in academia." Keynote lecture at the international conference Academic Communication in Multimedia Environment, Sofia, Bulgaria,12-14 September 2015.
  • "Pragmatic Variation and Pragmatic Variables." Panel organized for the 14th International Pragmatics Conference, University of Antwerp, Belgium, 26-31 July 2015 (with Andreas H. Jucker).
  • Fourth Bonn Applied Linguistics Conference (BAELc4), organized at the University of Bonn, Department of English, American and Celtic Studies, 19-20 June 2015 (with Susanne Mohr, Friederike Sell and Pawel Sickinger).
  • "Variational pragmatics: Trends, perspectives, impact." Plenary lecture at the international conference iMean 4@Warwick, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, 9-11 April 2015.

2005 - 2014

  • "Variational pragmatics: New trends." Guest lecture, University of Zurich, Switzerland, 1 December 2014.
  • "Contrasting cultures: Investigating pragmatic variation across varieties of English." Plenary lecture invited for the international conference Various Dimensions of Contrastive Studies, organised by the Institute of English at the University of Silesia in Sosnowiec, Szczyrk, Poland, 27-28 October 2014.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the 2nd Conference of the American Pragmatics Association, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, 17-19 October 2014.
  • Conference chair, Anglistentag 2014 (Annual Conference of the German Association for the Study of English), University of Hanover, Germany, 21-24 September 2014.
  • "The meaning of diminutives: a first-order perspective." Paper presented at the seminar "Semantics of evaluative morphology" at the 12th ESSE Conference, University of Košice, Slovakia, 29 August-2 September 2014.
  • "When is an insult a crime? On diverging conceptualizations and changing legislation." Paper presented at the conference The Pragmatic Turn: Interpretation and Inference in Legal Discourse, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 30 July-1 August 2014 (with Dirk Zielasko).
  • "'dear mother' - wasn't that what 'mütterlein' meant? On first-order diminutive meaning." Paper presented at the Workshop Semantics of Derivational Morphology: Empirical Evidence and Theoretical Modeling, University of Düsseldorf, Germany, 30 June-1 July 2014.
  • "Intercultural pragmatics for special purposes: Relational business in business relations." Keynote speech given at the Fourth Conference of the LSP and Professional Communication Association for the Asia-Pacific Rim and The Third National Conference of the Chinese Association for ESP on Professional Communication in the Intercultural World: Theory and Practice, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China, 7-8 June 2014.
  • "Intercultural business cooperation: Tools and methods, Part II: Business practices across boundaries." Pre-conference workshop given at the Fourth Conference of the LSP and Professional Communication Association for the Asia-Pacific Rim and The Third National Conference of the Chinese Association for ESP on Professional Communication in the Intercultural World: Theory and Practice, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China, 6 June 2014 (with Iris Schneider).
  • "Intercultural business cooperation: Tools and methods, Parts I: Raising awareness - Gaining understanding." Pre-conference workshop given at the Fourth Conference of the LSP and Professional Communication Association for the Asia-Pacific Rim and The Third National Conference of the Chinese Association for ESP on Professional Communication in the Intercultural World: Theory and Practice, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China, 6 June 2014 (with Iris Schneider).
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the 6th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication, University of Malta, Valetta, Malta, 30 May-1 June 2014.
  • Third Bonn Applied Linguistics Conference (BAELc3), organized at the University of Bonn, Department of English, American and Celtic Studies, 23-24 May 2014 (with Susanne Strubel-Burgdorf and Pawel Sickinger).
  • "Academic communication in multimedia environment." Poster presentation at the 9. Bonner Wissenschaftsnacht "Digitale Gesellschaft", University of Bonn, Germany, 23 May 2014 (with Esther Breuer and Michelle Kühnel).
  • "Wann 'beherrsche' ich eine Sprache? Pragmatische Kompetenz in Spracherwerb und Sprachevaluation." Talk at the Dies Academicus, University of Bonn, Germany, 21 May 2014 (with Pawel Sickinger and Hannah Aengenvoort).
  • 54e Congrès SAES Crossings - Traversées, Société des Anglicistes de l'Enseignement Supérieur, Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, Caen, France, 16-18 May 2014.
  • "Comparing pragmatic profiles of native speakers and foreign language learners of English." Paper presented at the English Profile Seminar no. 15, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 6-7 February 2014 (with Pawel Sickinger).
  • “Comparison and comparability in language studies.” Linguistics section at the Anglistentag 2013: Jahrestagung des Deutschen Anglistenverbandes, Universität Konstanz, Germany, 18-21 September 2013 (co-convener: Anne Schröder).
  • "Comparability and sameness in variational pragmatics." Paper presented in the section "Comparison and comparability in language studies", convened by Klaus P. Schneider and Anne Schröder at the Anglistentag 2013: Jahrestagung des Deutschen Anglistenverbandes, University of Konstanz, Germany, 18-21 September 2013.
  • "Variational pragmatics: Recent developments." Guest lecture, Colloquium on Language Proficiency (Sprachbeherrschung), PhD programme Erfurter Programm für Promotionen und Postdoktoranden (EPPP), University of Erfurt, Germany, 18 June 2013.
  • Second Bonn Applied Linguistics Conference (BAELc2), organized at the University of Bonn, Department of English, American and Celtic Studies, 7-8 June 2013 (with Pawel Sickinger and Susanne Strubel-Burgdorf). Please click here for a detailed conference programme and some photos.
  • "Pragmatic competence, pragmatic profiling and cultural cognition." Paper presented at the English Profile Seminar no. 14, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 7-8 February 2013 (with Pawel Sickinger and Elisabeth Hampel).
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the 1st International Pragmatics Conference of the Americas and the 5th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA, 19-21 October 2012.
  • “Emerging e-mail etiquette: Lay perceptions of appropriateness in electronic interaction.” Invited paper presented in the section "Electronic discourse", convened by Markus Bieswanger and Andrea Sand at the Anglistentag 2012: Jahrestagung des Deutschen Anglistenverbandes, University of Potsdam, Germany, 19-21 September 2012.
  • The truth about diminutives, and how we can find it: Some theoretical and methodological considerations.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Universals and Typology in Word-Formation II, Pavol Šafárik University, Košice, Slovakia, 26-28 August 2012.
  • "Hi, I’m Michelle! or What’s up? Cultural differences in communication." Guest lecture, Institute of English Studies, Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany, 4 June 2012.
  • “Manufacturing credibility: Academic quoting across cultures.” Paper presented at the Third  International Conference on Quotation and Meaning (ICQM): Quoting Now and Then, University of Augsburg,Germany, 19-21 April 2012.
  • “When in Rome, think as the Romans do: The role of cultural cognition in a model of pragmatic competence.” Paper presented at the 35th International LAUD Symposium on Cognitive Sociolinguistics: Cognitive Psycholinguistics: Bilingualism, Cognition and Communication, University of Koblenz-Landau at Landau, Germany, 26-29 March 2012 (with Pawel Sickinger).
  • Pragmatics and beyond: Investigating varieties, processes and functions of language. First Bonn Applied English Linguistics Conference, organized at the University of Bonn, Department of English, American and Celtic Studies, 28 January 2012 (with Pawel Sickinger and Gregor Geiermann).
  • "Diminutive -let across varieties of English." Invited paper presented at the panel "Diminutives and Augmentatives in the languages of the world", organized by Livia Kortvelyessy and Pavol Stekauer for the 44th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Universidad de la Rioja, Logroño, Spain, 8-11 September 2011 (with Susanne Strubel-Burgdorf).
  • "Variation in Pragmatics: The Case of Compliments." Panel organized for the 12th International Pragmatics Conference, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, 3-8 July 2011 (with Andreas H. Jucker).
  • "Yer a fair ol‘ cook: Socioeconomic variation in British compliments." Paper presented at the Panel "Variation in Pragmatics: The Case of Compliments", 12th International Pragmatics Conference, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, 3-8 July 2011.
  • "Just how useless are questionnaires for studying spoken language? Triangulating elicited and natural corpus data." Invited paper presented in the workshop "Methods of analyzing spoken English", organized by Neal Norrick for the Second Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE 2011), Boston University, USA, 17-21 June 2011.
  • "'Kann man das so sagen?' - Ansätze zur Erforschung pragmatischer Kompetenz." Talk at the Dies academicus, University of Bonn, Germany, 25 May 2011 (with G. Geiermann, E. Hampel and P. Sickinger).
  • “Language use conventions across cultures: Investigating pragmatic variation.” Invited lecture in the Seminar on Contemporary research paradigms in linguistics, organized by Anne Schröder, University of Bielefeld, Germany, 11 May 2011.
  • Habari ya English? What about Kiswahili? East Africa as a Literary and Linguistic Contact Zone, University of Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 23-25 February 2011.
  • "Forschungsprojekte bei BAEL: Methoden in der empirischen Pragmatik." Talk at the Dies academicus, University of Bonn, Germany, 8 December 2010 (with G. Geiermann, F. Sell, P. Sickinger and K. Weber).
  • "New Trends in Pragmatics." Linguistics section at the Anglistentag 2010: Jahrestagung des Deutschen Anglistenverbandes, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany, 19-22 September 2010 (co-convener: Anne Barron).
  • "Pragmatic variation in English: Cross-cultural differences in language use." Guest lecture, Department of English, University of Trier, Germany, 15 June 2010.
  • "I don't believe we have met: Polite norms across varieties of English." Guest lecture, Department of English, University of Würzburg, Germany, 31 May 2010.
  • "Variational pragmatics: Investigating language use conventions in social space." Guest lecture, Department of English, University of Zurich, Switzerland, 27 May 2010.
  • "Linguists at work – Hinter den Kulissen der Forschungsarbeit bei BAEL." Workshop at the Dies academicus, Research Centre for Empirical Pragmatics, University of Bonn, Germany, 19 May 2010 (with S. Efthimiadis, J. Esser, G. Geiermann, C. Paxton, L. Schoelen and F. Sell)
  • "Verdammt noch mal, räum endlich dein Zimmer auf! Wer wie was zu wem sagt auf Deutsch und auf Englisch." Lecture given at the Kinderuni ('Children's University'), University of Bonn, Germany, 10 May 2010.
  • "Sociopragmatic variation and culture-dependent schemata of linguistic behaviour." Paper presented at the 34th International LAUD Symposium on Cognitive Sociolinguistics: Language Variation in its Structural, Conceptual and Cultural Dimensions. University of Koblenz-Landau at Landau, Germany, 15-18 March 2010.
  • "Politeness across cultures." Presentation at the 10. Bonner Hochschulmesse, Bonn, Germany, 26 Januar 2010.
  • "Empirical Linguistics Die Erforschung von Sprache, wie sie 'wirklich' ist." Workshop at the Dies academicus, Research Centre for Empirical Pragmatics,University of Bonn, Germany, 2 December 2009 (with F. Bates, G.Geiermann, F. Sell & P. Sickinger)
  • "Im Kampf gegen das Sprachensterben." Introductory talk and screening of the film The Linguists at the Dies academicus, University of Bonn, Germany, 2 December 2009.
  • "Linguistics and Everyday Life, Part 1: Language, Culture and Identity." Series of talks, guest lectures, workshops, and other events, Bonn Applied English Linguistics, University of Bonn, Germany, winter term 2009/2010.
  • "Small talk: Units, sequencing, realizations." Invited paper presented in the section "'Spoken' English through the centuries", convened by Claudia Claridge and Ilka Mindt at the Anglistentag 2009: Jahrestagung des Deutschen Anglistenverbandes, University of
    Klagenfurt, Austria, 20-23 September 2009.
  • "'Exactly, yes, that's right': Sequential features of listener activities in small talk." Invited closing paper to the panel "Listener activities", convened by Neal R. Norrick and Kerstin Fischer at the 11th International Pragmatics Conference, University of Melbourne, Australia, 12-17 July 2009.
  • "Cultural Scripts and politic behaviour across varieties of English." Invited opening paper presented on the panel "Im/politeness across Englishes", convened by Derek Bousfield and Michael Haugh at the 11th International Pragmatics Conference, University of Melbourne, Australia, 12-17 July 2009 (with Anne Barron).
  • Open Day at the Research Centre for Empirical Pragmatics: Workshops at the Dies academicus, University of Bonn, Germany, 27 May 2009 (with I. Flöck, G.Geiermann, P. Sickinger & S. Strubel).
  • "Übersetzen in Bonn." Invited presentation, 58th meeting of Transforum: Koordinierungsausschuss Praxis und Lehre des Dolmetschens und Übersetzens, Boehringer Pharma, Ingelheim, Germany, 20-21 March 2009.
  • "Sprachenstudium an der Universität." Studien- und Berufsorientierung, Amos-Comenius-Gymnasium, Bonn, Germany, 17 February 2009.
  • "English linguistics: Exploring language in communication, culture and cognition." Bonner Hochschultage 2009, University of Bonn, Germany, 12 February 2009.
  • "Teaching pragmatic competence and cross-cultural awareness." Invited paper presented at the Department of English, University of Flensburg, Germany, 28 January 2009.
  • Open Day at the Research Centre for Empirical Pragmatics: Introductory talk and workshops at the Dies academicus, University of Bonn, Germany, 3 December 2008 (with I. Flöck, G.Geiermann, P. Sickinger & S. Strubel).
  • "'Was in den Köpfen von Übersetzern vorgeht': Translatorische Kompetenz und kognitive Prozesse aus psycholinguistischer Sicht." Invited talk, euroscript-TechnologieForum, Bonn, Germany, 27 October 2008.
  • 57th meeting of Transforum: Koordinierungsausschuss Praxis und Lehre des Dolmetschens und Übersetzens, Hochschule Karlsruhe, Germany, 17-18 October 2008.
  • “Spoken English in contexts: Parameters and interfaces.” Workshop organised at the ISLE 2008: The First Triennial Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English, University of Freiburg, Germany, 8-11 October 2008 (with Wolfram Bublitz, Anita Fetzer and Neal R. Norrick).
  • “Small talk: Genre conventions and cultural scripts.” Paper presented at the ISLE 2008: The First Triennial Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English, University of Freiburg, Germany, 8-11 October 2008.
  • Anglistentag 2008: Jahrestagung des Deutschen Anglistenverbandes, University of Tübingen, Germany, 5-7 October 2008:
    - Chairman of the jury awarding the Dissertation Prize
    - Laudatio for Dr. Stella Butter, winner of the Dissertation Prize 2008
    - Elected member of the advisory board of the association
  • “‘Same, but different’: Miscommunication between native speakers of the same language.” Paper presented at the AILA 2008: The 15th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, 24-29 August 2008.
  • "Angewandte kulturelle Linguistik: Höfliche Normen, kognitive Strukturen und die Fremdsprachenlernerin." Celebratory lecture on the occasion of Rüdiger Zimmermann's retirement (Emeritierung), University of Marburg, Germany, 4 July 2008.
  • Open Day at the Research Centre for Empirical Pragmatics: Introductory talk and workshops at the Dies academicus, University of Bonn, Germany, 28 May 2008 (with I. Flöck, G.Geiermann, P. Sickinger & S. Strubel)
  • “How to take a speech apart: A genre-analytic approach to political discourse.” Invited paper/workshop presented at the Department of English, University of Ghent, Belgium, 28 April 2008.
  • “Variational pragmatics: Investigating cultural scripts and politic behavior.” Guest talk, Department of Linguistics, University College Dublin, Ireland, 9 April 2008.
  • “Pragmatic variation: The interplay of micro-social and macro-social factors.” Themed panel organised at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 17, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 3-5 April 2008 (with Anne Barron).
  • “Investigating pragmatic variation.” Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 17, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 3-5 April 2008 (with Anne Barron).
  • “English linguistics: Exploring language, communication and culture.” Bonner Hochschultage 2008, University of Bonn, Germany, 20 February 2008.
  • “Fremdsprachenstudium an der Universität.” Studien- und Berufsorientierung, Amos-Comenius-Gymnasium, Bonn, Germany, 13 February 2008.
  • “Small talk: Language-use conventions across varieties of English.” Invited paper, Department of English, University of Eichstätt, Germany, 23 January 2008.
  • “Teaching intercultural competence and pragmatic variation.” Invited paper presented in the section “Educational linguistics”, organised by Friederike Klippel and Joybrato Mukherjee at the DGFF-Kongress 2007, University of Giessen, Germany, 3-6 October 2007.
  • Anglistentag 2007: Jahrestagung des Deutschen Anglistenverbandes, University of Münster, Germany, 23-26 September 2007.
  • “Small talk in English: Recurrent patterns and diverging norms.” Invited paper presented in the section “Discourse linguistics”, organised by Karin Aijmer and Andreas H. Jucker at the IAUPE Lund Conference, University of Lund, Sweden, 6-10 August 2007.
  • “Variational pragmatics: A focus on region, age and gender.” Panel organised at the 10th International Pragmatics Conference, Göteborg, Sweden, 8-13 July 2007 (with Anne Barron).
  • “Developing variational pragmatics.” Paper presented at the 10th International Pragmatics Conference, Göteborg, Sweden, 8-13 July 2007 (with Anne Barron).
  • "Why the Germans are rude and the British polite: Pragmatic variation across languages and cultures." Invited paper/workshop presented at the University of Siegen, Germany, 25 June 2007.
  • “Unfriendly Germans & indirekte Engländer: Cross-cultural Missverständnisse, interkulturelle misunderstandings.“ Invited lecture given on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the student exchange between Amos-Comenius-Gymnasium, Bonn, Germany and County Upper School, Bury St Edmunds, England, Amos-Comenius-Gymnasium, Bonn, Germany, 9 February 2007.
  • “Small Talk: Mythos und sprachliche Wirklichkeit.” Public lecture given at the Dies academicus, University of Bonn, Germany, 6 December 2006.
  • "Variational pragmatics: Aims, claims, perspectives." Paper presented in the Research Seminar on Applied Linguistics, University of Bonn, Germany, 21 November 2006.
  • “Sprachen der Welt, Welt der Sprachen.” Invited lecture given at the 6. Kinder-Hochschule (‘Children’s University’), University of Applied Sciences, Bingen, Germany, 17 November 2006.
  • 37. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Angewandte Linguistik (GAL), University of Münster, Germany, 21-23 September 2006.
  • Anglistentag 2006: Jahrestagung des Deutschen Anglistenverbandes, University of Halle, Germany, 18-20 September 2006.
  • "Arrah, like, you know: The dynamics of discourse marking in ICE-Ireland" (Jeffrey Kallen). Plenary session chaired at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 16, University of Limerick, Ireland, 6-8 July 2006.
  • "Where is pragmatics in the study of language variation? The case of Irish English." Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 16, University of Limerick, Ireland, 6-8 July 2006 (with Anne Barron).
  • "Variational pragmatics: An emerging discipline." Invited paper presented in the lecture series Language, Linguistics and Society, University of Giessen, Germany, 15 May 2006.
  • 31st International LAUD-Symposium: Intercultural Pragmatics, University of Koblenz/Landau (at Landau), Germany, 27-30 March 2006.
  • 28. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS), University of Bielefeld, Germany, 22-24 February 2006.
  • "Im Dschungel der Sprachen." Lecture given at the Kinderuni ('Children's University'), University of Bonn, Germany, 30 January 2006.
  • "'Variational Pragmatics': Pragmatik und Dialektologie endlich vereint!" Invited paper presented at the Linguistics Colloquium, University of Augsburg, Germany, 14 December 2005.
  • 36. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Angewandte Linguistik (GAL), University of Koblenz/Landau (at Koblenz), Germany, 22-24 September 2005.
  • Anglistentag 2005: Jahrestagung des Deutschen Anglistenverbandes, University of Bamberg, Germany, 18-21 September 2005.
  • "Variational pragmatics: Cross-cultural approaches." Panel organised at the 9th International Pragmatics Conference, Riva del Garda, Italy, 12 July 2005 (with Anne Barron).
  • "Variational pragmatics: Contours of a new discipline." Paper presented at the 9th International Pragmatics Conference, Riva del Garda, Italy, 12 July 2005 (with Anne Barron).
  • "Was kann die Sprachwissenschaft gegen Alzheimer tun?" Public lecture given at the Dies academicus, University of Bonn, Germany, 1 June 2005.

1995 - 2004

  • „Wie funktioniert das Wörterbuch im Kopf?" Lecture given at the Kinderuni ('Children's University'), University of Bonn, Germany, 28 January 2004.
  • "Endlich mal was Neues: Dialektpragmatik." Invited paper presented at the Interdisciplinary Linguistics Colloquium, University of Marburg, Germany, 23 Januar 2004.
  • "Frauen fluchen furioser: Wie britische Studentinnen auf Beleidigungen reagieren." Public lecture given at the Dies academicus, University of Bonn, Germany, 3 December 2003 (with Ruth-Maria Roth).
  • "Was Sprachenlernende, Sprachlernforschende und Lernersprachenforschende von der Sprachforschung lernen können: Betrachtungen zu sprachlichen Fehlern und Normen aus variationslinguistischer Sicht." Invited paper presented at the 20. DGFF-Kongress für Fremdsprachendidaktik: "Brücken schlagen", Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung (DGFF), University of Frankfurt a.M., Germany, 1-4 October 2003.
  • "'Your [sic!] welcome!': On thanks minimizers and some misconceptions, myths and artefacts in interlanguage pragmatics." Paper presented at the Conference on the Pragmatics of Interlanguage English (ConPILE), University of Münster, Germany, 22-25 September 2002.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee, Conference on the Pragmatics of Interlanguage English (ConPILE), University of Münster, Germany, 22-25 September 2002.
  • "Perspektiven der Gerontolinguistik: Konzeptionen, Fragen, Desiderate." Paper presented at theWorkshop Alternsformen und Alternsschicksale: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven und Herausforderungen, Zentrum für Alternskulturen (ZAK), University of Bonn, Germany, 9-10 July 2002.
  • "Sprachliches Krisenmanagement: Zur verbalen und konzeptuellen Bearbeitung der Terroranschläge in den Reden von George W. Bush." Invited lecture given in the interdisciplinary lecture series America under Attack: Der 11. September 2001 - Fragen, Folgen, Hintergründe, University of Bonn, Germany, Winter 2001/2002.
  • "Pragmatics meets dialectology: Investigating regional variation in language use." Invited paper presented at the international workshop New Orientations in the Study of Regionalism, University of Bonn, Germany, 16-19 July 2001.
  • "Englisch als Weltsprache." Public lecture given at the Dies academicus, University of Bonn, Germany, 30 May 2001.
  • "(K)ein Frieden für Nordirland: Ein diskursanalytischer Vergleich der Nobelpreisreden von John Hume und David Trimble." Inaugural lecture given at the Dies academicus, University of Bonn, Germany, 7 June 2000.
  • "Language and Culture." Panel chaired at the international conference Concepts of Regionalism: Approaches, Methods, Theories, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, 23-26 March 2000.
  • "'Scarlet with bafflement or embarrassment or fear or rage or frustration': Multiple Indeterminiertheit im Verhältnis von Emotionen und Farben." Paper presented at the international interdisciplinary conference Language and Emotions, University of Umeå, Sweden, 14-15 May 1999.
  • "Diminutives in discourse: Sequential aspects of diminutive use in spoken interaction." Paper presented at the 7th IADA Conference "Dialogue Analysis VII: Working with Dialogue", University of Birmingham, England, 8-10 April 1999.
  • "'Yellowbellies and the green-eyed monster': Englische Farbbezeichnungen und ethische Konzepte." Paper presented at the annual conference of the international interdisciplinary research group Ethical concepts and mental cultures, University of Umeå, Sweden, 22 May 1998.
  • "Nordamerikanische Normen: Zu einer Neuorientierung der Varietätenforschung in der englischen Sprachwissenschaft." Paper presented at the University of Bonn, Germany, 4 March 1998.
  • "One language, different cultures, different speech acts: European versus American varieties of English." Paper presented at the University of Hannover, Germany, 10 February 1998.
  • "'Green with envy, green with fear': Farbbedeutungen und ethische Konzepte im Englischen." Inaugural lecture given at the University of Marburg, Germany, 28 January 1998.
  • "Kontrastive Linguistik und interkulturelle Pragmatik: Sprachliche und kulturelle Unterschiede bei Strategien der Komplimenterwiderung im Englischen und Deutschen." Paper presented at the University of Paderborn, Germany, 8 January 1998.
  • "Working with dictionaries in the foreign language classroom." Course taught at the University of Paderborn, Germany, 8 January 1998.
  • "Sprechaktrealisierungen und Diskursstrategien im interkulturellen Vergleich: Zu Ergebnissen und Methoden der empirischen Pragmatik." Paper presented at the University of Hildesheim, Germany, 28 November 1997.
  • "Dimensions of the multilingual mental lexicon." Course taught at the University of Hildesheim, Germany, 28 November 1997.
  • "'Do you really like it?': Compliment responses in Irish English." Paper presented at the University of Greifswald, Germany, 7 November 1997.
  • "Ethical concepts in politeness research: MODESTY in four cultures." Opening paper presented at the annual conference of the international interdisciplinary research group Ethical concepts and mental cultures, University of Umeå, Sweden, 6 October 1997.
  • "The colours of ethics: The case of GREEN in English and German." Paper presented at the annual conference of the international interdisciplinary research group Ethical concepts and mental cultures, University of Umeå, Sweden, 6 October 1997.
  • "Keltische Varietäten des Englischen: Perspektiven zu ihrer Erforschung jenseits von Laut, Wort und Satz." Habilitation lecture given at the University of Marburg, Germany, 9 July 1997.
  • "'Thanks a million': Politeness in Southern Hiberno-English." Paper presented at the University of Regensburg, Germany, 23 June 1997.
  • "Komplimente und Komplimenterwiderungen aus interkultureller Sicht." Paper presented at University College Dublin, Ireland, 3 February 1997.
  • "Research Methodology." Workshop chaired at the conference Research in Progress, Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (IRAAL), Regional Technical College Tallaght, Ireland, 1 February 1997.
  • "'Old habits die hard': Grundsätzliche Überlegungen zu einem Curriculum für den universitären Sprachunterricht." Paper presented at University College Dublin, Ireland, 22 January 1997.
  • "Sprachen lernen = Sprache benutzen + Sprache erforschen." Lecture given in the lecture seriesWie lernt man Sprachen - wie lehrt man Sprachen, University of Hamburg, Germany, 10 January 1996.
  • "'Old habits die hard', oder: Wie das Mega-Lehrziel 'Kommunikative Kompetenz' vielleicht doch noch erreicht werden könnte." Paper presented at the University of Bochum, Germany, 4 July 1995.
  • "Produktion und Evaluation von Lernertexten." Workshop chaired at the 6. Göttinger Fachtagung Fremdsprachenausbildung an der Universität: "Der Text im Fremdsprachenunterricht", University of Göttingen, Germany, 2-4 March 1995 (with Rüdiger Grotjahn).

1985 - 1994

  • "Pragmatic competence and cross-cultural awareness: The case of compliments and compliment responses." Paper presented at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany, 13 December 1994.
  • "'Nice shoes!': On paying compliments in English." Paper presented at the University of Mannheim, Germany, 25 November 1994.
  • "'Oh isn't there a word for baby skunks?': Aspects of word-formation competence." Paper presented at the University of Osnabrück/Vechta, Germany, 27 June 1994.
  • "Contrastive pragmatics." Course taught at the University of Osnabrück/Vechta, Germany, 27 June 1994.
  • "Word formation." Workshop taught at University College Dublin, Ireland, 4-6 February 1994.
  • "Die Rolle des Wörterbuchs bei der fremdsprachlichen Textproduktion." Paper presented at the University of Kassel, Germany, 21 June 1993.
  • "Wörterbucharbeit als Lernprozeß." Paper presented at the 5. Göttinger Fachttagung Fremdsprachenausbildung an der Universität: "Wortschatz und Fremdsparchenerwerb", University of Göttingen, Germany, 25-27 Februar 1993.
  • "Diminutives as (im)politeness markers." Paper presented at the 4. Arbeitstagung Dialoganalyse, University of Basel, Switzerland, 19-21 March 1992.
  • "Bewerten durch Diminutive." Paper presented at the 14. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS), University of Bremen, Germany, 26 February 1992.
  • "Pragmagrammar and the case of German diminutives." Paper presented at the conferenceWieviel Grammatik braucht der Mensch?, University College Dublin, Ireland, 20-22 February 1992.
  • "Datentypen und Datenrepräsentation für die L2-Schreibprozeßforschung." Paper presented at the research colloquium Der fremdsprachliche Schreibprozeß, Riezlern/Kleinwalsertal, Austria, 1-3 November 1991.
  • "Kontrastive Pragmatik: Diskursfunktionen von deutschen und englischen Diminutiven." Paper pesented at the 22. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Angewandte Linguistik (GAL), University of Mainz, Germany, 26-28 September 1991.
  • Panel chaired at the 7th International Conference on Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Learning, Szczyrk, Poland, invited by the Silesian University, Katowice, 9-11 May 1991.
  • "Verbalizing visual information: Some processes underlying perception and oral L2 production." Opening paper given at the 7th International Conference on Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Learning, Szczyrk, Poland, invited by the Silesian University, Katowice, 9-11 May 1991.
  • "Sprache und Wissen." Paper presented at the University of Hamburg, Germany, 12 December 1990.
  • "Prozesse und Strategien der Verbalisierung visueller Stimuli in der Zweitsprache." Paper presented at the colloquium Prozessorientierung in der Fremdsprachendidaktik, University of Wuppertal, Germany, 26 October 1990.
  • "'Ach Kindchen, davon verstehen Sie nichts!': über den sexistischen Gebrauch deutscher Diminutivformen." Paper presented at the 25. Linguistisches Kolloquium, University of Paderborn, Germany, 27-29 September 1990 (with Iris Schneider).
  • "Ist narrative Kompetenz meßbar?" Paper presented at the University of Hamburg, Germany, 10 January 1990.
  • "Kulinarische Linguistik I: Zur Realisierung instruktiver Akte in russischen Kochrezepten." Paper presented at the international MAPRJAL conference Neueste Tendenzen in der Entwicklung der russischen Literatur und Sprache, University of Regensburg, Germany, 19-21 October 1989.
  • "Affektive Lexik: Kognitive, semantische und morphologische Aspekte." Paper presented at the 24. Linguistisches Kolloquium, University of Bremen, Germany, 4-6 September 1989.
  • "Pragmatic rules in the foreign language classroom." Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Learning, Szczyrk, Poland, invited by the Silesian University, Katowice, 4-6 May 1989.
  • "Hinübersetzen für Fortgeschrittene: Wortschatzkontrolle und die Entwicklung lexikalischer Strategien." Paper presented at the AKS-Workshop Die Übersetzung als Kontroll- und Spracherwerbsmittel, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, 1-2 March 1989.
  • "Frame pragmatics: Towards a model of discourse production." Paper presented at the Autumn Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB), University of Exeter, UK, 14-17 September 1988.
  • "Translations strategies: Evidence from outer dialogue." Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Learning, Szczyrk, Poland, invited by the Silesian University, Katowice, 5-7 May 1988.
  • "'The art of talking about nothing': Zur Beschreibung phatischer Dialoge." Paper presented at the2. Arbeitstagung Dialoganalyse, University of Bochum, Germany, 9-11 March 1988.
  • "Technisches Übersetzungswesen: Perspektiven, Beispiele." Paper presented at the Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany, 17 November 1987.
  • "'Teaching small talk': Zur Entwicklung der soziopragmatischen Kompetenz in der Fremdsprache (Englisch)." Paper presented at the 12. Fremdsprachen-Didaktiker-Kongreß, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, 5-7 October 1987.
  • "Production, comprehension and artificial intelligence." Panel chaired at the International Pragmatics Conference, University of Antwerpen, Belgium, 17-22 August 1987 (with Peter Smith).
  • "The pragmatics of inner dialogue." Paper presented at the International Pragmatics Conference, University of Antwerpen, Belgium, 17-22 August 1987.
  • "Lexical search as inner dialogue: Evidence from thinking aloud protocols." Paper presented at the3rd International Conference on Second/Foreign Language Acquisition, Szczyrk, Poland, invited by the Silesian University, Katowice, 7-9 May 1987 (with Rüdiger Zimmermann).
  • "The syntagmatic organization of L1 and L2 narratives (German/English)." Paper presented at the conference 23rd International Conference on Contrastive Linguistics: Cross-Language Argumentation in Phonology and Syntax, Blazejewko, Poland, invited by the University of Poznan, 5-7 May 1987.
  • "Fatičeskaja kommunikacija: Social'nye funkcii jazyka v dialogach." Paper presented at the international MAPRJAL symposium Probleme der russischen Gegenwartssprache und -literatur in Forschung und Lehre, University of Marburg, Germany, 8-10 October 1985.
  • "Topic selection in phatic communication." Paper presented at the International Pragmatics Conference, Viareggio, Italy, 1-7 September 1985.
  • "'Small talk' als nationale Stereotype." Paper presented at the 7. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS), University of Hamburg, Germany, 27 February - 1 March 1985.

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