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Research interests

    Against a background in linguistics and sociology, my research interests are centered around the discursive construction of social order. My methodological focus is on the complex organization of language in use, from the micro-level of polyphonic utterances to the macro-level of large collections of written texts. While addressing questions of power, knowledge and social change, I have pursued research on academic as well as political discourses. With a background in French linguistic discourse analysis and the qualitative traditions in the German and North American social sciences, I'm currently the PI of the ERC DISCONEX project (Discursive Construction of Academic Excellence) and the coordinator of DiscourseNet, an international and interdisciplinary network of discourse researchers at the crossroads of language & society (http://www.discourseanalysis.net, where you can register and get the latest news in discourse analysis).

Arbeitsfelder

    Diskurs, Sprache, Gesellschaft
    Diskursanalyse, linguistische Pragmatik, diskursive Polyphonie
    Soziologie von Hochschulen, Wissenschaft, Intellektuelle
    politische Kommunikation, Öffentlichkeit, Massenmedien/-kultur
    Theorien und Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung
    Komparative Studien (z.B. Frankreich, USA, UK, Russische Föderation, Deutschland)

Wissenschaftliche und redaktionelle Beiräte von Zeitschriften

    Palgrave Communications
    Journal of Multicultural Discourses
    Mots. Les langages du politique
    Langage et société
    Zeitschrift für Diskursforschung
    Semen. Revue de sémiolinguistique des textes et discours
    BMS, Bulletin of Sociological Methodology
    Transeo. A transnational and interdisciplinary journal on the production and the use of culture, literature and science

Postdisciplinary Studies in Discoursewith Palgrave Macmillan (Basingstoke, Houndmills).
DiskursNetz. Transcript, Bielefeld.
Diskursive Produktionen: Text, Kultur, Gesellschaft / Discursive Productions: Text, Culture, Society with LIT Verlag (Münster, Hamburg, Berlin, London).
Transpekte: Transdisziplinäre Perspektiven der Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften beim Peter Lang Verlag (Frankfurt am Main).

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