Prof. Dr. Birte Bös
Studiendekanin der Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften

Prof. Dr. Birte Bös

Contact

University of Duisburg-Essen
Humanities
Department of Anglophone Studies
R12 R04 A11
Universitätsstr. 12
45141 Essen
Germany

Room: R12 R04 A11

Mail: birte.boes [at] uni-due.de

Phone: +49 201 183-2303

Office hours

Curriculum Vitae

Since 04/2012
Full Professor
(University of Duisburg-Essen)

WS 2011/2012
Temporary Professor
(University of Augsburg)

2007-2011
Assistant Professor
(University of Rostock)

1997-2007
Research Assistant
(University of Rostock)

2003
PhD in English Linguistics
Thesis: Integrative Darstellung englischer Serviceinteraktionen: Verbale, nonverbale, physische und kognitive Aspekte

1992-1997
M.A. in English, Comparative Linguistics, Adult Education
(University of Rostock, University of Edinburgh)

Current research interests

  • Pragmatics/Text and Discourse Studies
  • News Discourse in Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives
  • Computer-Mediated Communication

Publications

Bös, Birte, Matti Peikola (eds) (in prep.), The Dynamics of Text and Framing Phenomena in the History of English.

Claridge, Claudia, Birte Bös (eds) (forthc.), English Historical Linguistics 2016: Selected papers from ICEHL 19, Volume I: Developments in Morpho-Syntax, Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Bös, Birte, Claudia Claridge (eds) (forthc.), English Historical Linguistics 2016: Selected papers from ICEHL 19, Volume II: Norms and Conventions in the History of English, Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Bös, Birte, Sonja Kleinke, Sandra Mollin, Nuria Hernández (eds) (2018), The Discursive Construction of Identities On- and Offline: Personal – Group – Collective, Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Kleinke, Sonja, Nuria Hernández, Birte Bös (2018), "Introduction: Identity construction in complex discourse contexts". In Birte Bös, Sonja Kleinke, Sandra Mollin, Nuria Hernández (eds), The Discursive Construction of Identities On- and Offline: Personal – Group – Collective, Amsterdam: Benjamins, 1-12.

Kleinke, Sonja, Birte Bös (2018), "Indeterminate us and them: The complexities of referentiality, identity and group construction in a public online discussion". In Birte Bös, Sonja Kleinke, Sandra Mollin, Nuria Hernández (eds) (2018), The Discursive Construction of Identities On- and Offline: Personal – Group – Collective, Amsterdam: Benjamins, 153-176.

Bös, Birte, Sonja Kleinke (2017), "Publicness and privateness". In Wolfram Bublitz, Christian Hoffman (eds), Pragmatics of Social Media (Handbooks of Pragmatics 11), Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter Mouton, 83-121.

(2017), Of hopes and plans – newsmakers' metadiscourse at the dawn of the newspaper age". In Minna Palander-Collin, Maura Ratia and Irma Taavitsainen (eds), Diachronic Developments in English News Discourse, Amsterdam: Benjamins, 15-37.

Bös, Birte; Lucia Kornexl (eds) (2015), Changing Genre Conventions in Historical News Discourse, Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Facchinetti, Roberta; Nicholas Brownlees; Birte Bös and Udo Fries (2015), News as Changing Text: Corpora, Methodologies and Analysis, 2nd ed., Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

(2015), "Conceptualisations, sources and agents of news: Key terms as signposts of changing journalistic practices". In Birte Bös, Lucia Kornexl (eds), Changing Genre Conventions in Historical News Discourse, Amsterdam: Benjamins, 25-31.

(2015), ""A full Account of the rise, progress and declension of our Journal": Negotiations of failure in early English newspapers". In Stefan Brakensiek, Claudia Claridge (eds), Fail better. Scheitern in der frühen Neuzeit, Bielefeld: transcript, 11-37.

(2015), ""…which they read not so much for the Newes as the Stile". Impartiality as an important asset in early 18th-century news writing". In Rainer Emig, Jana Gohrisch (eds), Anglistentag 2014 Hannover: Proceedings, Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 49-65.

Bös, Birte; Sonja Kleinke (2015), "The complexities of thread-internal quoting in English and German online discussion fora". In Wolfram Bublitz, Jenny Arendholz, Monika Kirner (eds), The Pragmatics of Quoting Now and Then, Leiden: Brill, 71-96.

Sonja Kleinke; Bös Birte (2015) "Intergroup rudeness and the metapragmatics of its negotiation in online discussion fora". In Miriam Locher, Brook Bolander, Nicole Höhn (eds.), Relational Work in CMC, special issue, Pragmatics 25: 1, 47-71.

Facchinetti, Roberta; Nicholas Brownlees, Birte Bös, Udo Fries (2012), News as Changing Texts – Corpora, Methodologies and Analysis, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

(2010a), "People's voices – Eine diachrone Betrachtung persönlicher Zitate in der britischen Presse". In Martin Luginbühl; Stefan Hauser (eds), MedienTextKultur. Linguistische Beiträge zur kontrastiven Medienanalyse. Landau: Verlag Empirische Pädagogik, 67-93.

(2010b), "Dialogic quotation patterns in historical news reports". In Nicholas Brownlees, Gabriella del Lungo, John Denton (eds), The Language of Public and Private Communication in a Historical Perspective, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 228-244.

(2009), "Place yer bets and Let us hope. Imperatives and their pragmatic functions in news reports". In Andreas Jucker (ed), Early Modern English News Discourse, Amsterdam: Benjamins, 115-133.

(2008), "Voices being heard – English in India". In Oliver Lindner (ed), Anglistik & Englischunterricht: Indian Literature and Culture in the Classroom, Heidelberg: Winter, 147-164.

(2007), "Dispensation in contemporary British newspapers: Informal reference to persons". In José Ma Bernardo Paniagua, Guillermo López García, Pelegrí Sancho Cremades and Enric Serra Alegre (eds), Critical Discourse Analysis of Media Texts, Valencia: Universitat de València, 127-141.

(2007), "What do you lacke? what is it you buy? Early Modern English service encounters". In Susan Fitzmaurice and Irma Taavitsainen (eds), Methods in Historical Pragmatics, Berlin: de Gruyter, 219-240.

(2004), Integrative Darstellung englischer Serviceinteraktionen: Verbale, nonverbale, physische und kognitive Aspekte, Frankfurt/M.: Lang.

(2003) "Towards an integrated model of service interactions". In Dawn Archer, Paul Rayson, Andrew Wilson, Tony McEnery (eds), Proceedings of the Corpus Linguistics 2003 Conference, UCREL Technical Paper number 16, special issue, CD-ROM.

(1998), "Die Integration pragmatischer und kognitiver Modelle zur Repräsentation von Servicedialogen". In Friedrich Ungerer (ed), Kognitive Lexikologie und Syntax. Rostocker Beiträge zur Sprachwissenschaft, Bd. 5, 169-193.

 

Reviews

(2013), Review of Andreas Jucker, Irma Taavitsainen (eds) (2010), Historical Pragmatics. Handbooks of Pragmatics 8. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter. Anglia 131/1, 145-152.

(2013), Review of Martin Conboy (2010), The Language of Newspapers: Socio-Historical Perspectives, London: Continuum. Journal of Historical Pragmatics 14.2, 310-315.

(2011), Review of Matti Peikola, Janne Skaffari, Sanna-Kaisa Tanskanen (eds) (2009), Instructional Writing in English: Studies in Honour of Risto Hiltunen. Amsterdam: Benjamins. In Marcel Bax, Dániel Z. Kádár (eds), Understanding Historical (Im)Politeness: Special issue of Journal of Historical Pragmatics 12:1/2, 300-305.

(2010), Review of Andreas Jucker, Irma Taavitsainen (eds) (2008), Speech Acts in the History of English. Amsterdam: Benjamins. Anglia 128/1, 135-139.

(2010), Review of Axel Hübler (2007), The Nonverbal Shift in Early Modern English Conversation. Amsterdam: Benjamins. Journal of Historical Pragmatics 11: 1 (2010), 164-168.

 

Organisation of conferences and symposia

"Paratextual Communication in a Historical Linguistic Perspective", Workshop at the 20th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL 20), with Matti Peikola (Edinburgh, 08/2018)

19th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL 19), with Raymond Hickey and Claudia Claridge (Essen, 08/2016)

2nd International Symposium on The Linguistic Construction of Personal and Group Identity: Structure, Pragmatics, Cognition, with Nuria Hérnandez (Essen, 06/2015)

1st International Symposium on The Linguistic Construction of Personal and Group Identity: Structure, Pragmatics, Cognition, with Sonja Kleinke (Heidelberg, 09/2013)

International Conference on Historical News Discourse (CHINED III), with Lucia Kornexl (Rostock, 05/2012)

Language: Learning, Acquisition & Communication, with Jennifer Spohr (Rostock, 06/2010)

Techno-Speak: Languages for Special Purposes. Past and Present, with Dirk Schultze (Rostock, 06/2009)

Language and Identity (Rostock, 06/2008)

The Practical Side of Phonetics and Phonology (Rostock, 07/2005)

People, Language and (De-)Personalisation, with Lucia Kornexl (Rostock, 11/2003)

Teaching

Lecture Courses

Introduction to Linguistics
Varieties of English – an Introduction
Major Concepts in Pragmatics

Übungen

Introduction to Linguistics
Fundamentals of Grammar
Early Modern English texts

Proseminare

English Lexicology
Speech Acts and Politeness / Politeness and Forms of Address
Discourse Analysis
Analysing Written and Spoken Texts
Linguistic Analysis of Plays and Filmscripts / Interaction in Drama and Film
Social Varieties of English
Language and Gender

Hauptseminare

Emotions in Language / Emotive and Emotional Communication in English
New Developments in Interpersonal Pragmatics
Linguistic (Im-)Politeness and Rudeness / Politeness in Language
Methods and Approaches in Historical Pragmatics
Selected Aspects of Media Discourse
Analysing Print Media / Mass Media Communication: Newspapers and Magazines
News Discourse in Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives
Register and Genre-specific Variation in Language
Written Genres – Now and Then
Approaches to Spoken Interaction
Structure and Functions of Oral Texts
Metadiscourse: Talking about Talk
Contrastive Linguistics English – German
Folklinguistics

Oberseminare

Research Colloquium for MA-Students
Current Issues in Linguistics

Examinations

Examiner in final written and oral examinations (Staatsexamen Lehramt, Magister)
Supervisor for examination theses (Staatsexamen Lehramt, Bachelor of Education / Master of Education, Bachelor of Arts / Master of Arts)