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Dr Michael Kranert PhD (UCL), QTS, Staatsexamen

Lecturer in Sociolinguistics

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I am a linguist interested in comparative discourse analysis in English and German speaking countries.

I am a linguist interested in comparative discourse analysis in English and German speaking countries. In order to analyse the influence of contextual differences on linguistic features of discourse in these countries, I use linguistic research methods such as Corpus Assisted Discourse Analysis, Political Lexicography, Systemic Functional Linguistics and Critical Metaphor Theory. In the interpretation stage, I discuss my findings against the background of historical and sociological insights.

My PhD-project undertook a comparison of the discourses of New Labour and the German SPD at the turn of the twenty-first century, explaining apparent linguistic and discursive differences with differences in the political cultures of Germany and the UK. The project is of significance on two levels: firstly, as a means to advance the methodology of discourse analysis, and secondly as a contrastive linguistic analysis of the two discourses.

I am working on ‘populist’ discourses in Germany and the UK as well as on Discourse in the Workplace. Some interesting documentation of the conference ‘New Discourses of Populism and Nationalism’ I organised in June 2018 can be found here.

I am a board member of DiscourseNet, an international association for discourse studies and an Associate Editor of Humanities & Social Sciences Communications. I am currently coordinating a DiscourseNet group on Corona Discourse(s).

Qualifications

Appointments held

Research interests

Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, Political Discourse, Workplace Discourse, Corpus Linguistics

PhD supervision

I welcome proposals for PhD-projects in (Critical) discourse analysis, particularly on political discourse.

Currently:

  • Jaber Hassan Altheebi: Performativity in English Language Tertiary Education in Saudi Arabia: An Intercultural Perspective (Second Supervisor)
  • Shelia Liu: Lingua-cultural Approach to Political Discourse: Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement since 2019 (Main Supervisor) 

Director of Programmes, UG
Member of Board of DiscourseNet, Association for Discourse Studies.

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Module Leader

GERM1002: Introduction to German Linguistic Studies

GERM2004: Language and Society in German-Speaking World

GERM3016: Language and the City

LING6017: Research Skills

 

Teaching in other Modules

LING2009 Multilingualism

Dr Michael Kranert
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