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  • On Uncertainty, Confidence, and Trust in Journalistic and Academic Writing: Concepts and Examples, 1-22.
  • Uncertainty in Science vs. Certainty in Politics: Contrasting Axioms for Trust in Corona Texts.
  • Innovations in Communication - Innovations in English in Africa? New Media in Nigeria.
  • Evasive Identities in Social Media Discourse: a Challenge for Sociolinguists? In M. Kopytowska/Y. Kalyango (eds.). Why Discourse Matters. Identity, Politics and the MediaLanguages. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing?
  • with S. Wagner. ‘Comparing English on the Web, the case of ICEweb-East Africa’.
  • Relativisers in the ChemCorpus of Academic Student Writing.
  • Causative conjuncts in the ChemCorpus of Academic Student Writing.
  • Culture in Academic Writing? Comparing German and English Research Articles
  • Combining Systemic Functional and Corpus-linguistic Approaches: Student Writings Compared.
    Functional Linguistics.
  • Internet Approaches to Nigerian English: from Global Web-based English to Twitter English.
  • National Context – Disciplinary Styles in Academic Discourse: South African MA Theses in Comparison. Topics in Linguistics 11 (Nitra).

2020

2019

  • IAWE 2019 “Word Englishes Peripheries and Centres”, University of Limerick, Ireland, China 20-22 June 2019. Comparing Non-Native Metalanguage Developments in the Periphery: the Case of Chinese English MA and PhD Theses.
  • Foreword. In L.M.M. Kamtchueng, C. A. Tabe, D. Nkemleke (eds.). Language, Media and Technologies. Usages, Forms and Functions. München: Lincom GmbH, iv-v.
  • with C. Chenguang (eds. 2019). Critical Discourse and Corpus Approaches to Systemic Functional Grammar. REAL16. Göttingen: Cuvillier.

2018

2017

  • Linguistic Approaches to Credibility in Academic and Media Texts. In J. Schmied/I. van der Bom (eds.), Working with Media Texts: Deconstructing and Constructing Crises in Europe. Göttingen: Cuvillier, 1-16.
  • DIgesting Crises in Europe (DICE): Deconstructing and Constructing Media Texts in Dialogue with Students. In J. Schmied, /I. van der Bom (eds. 2017), Working with Media Texts: Deconstructing and Constructing Crises in Europe. REAL12. Göttingen: Cuvillier, 1-18.
  • with I. van der Bom (eds.), Working with Media Texts: Deconstructing and Constructing Crises in Europe. REAL12. Göttingen: Cuvillier.
  • East Africa. In M. Filppula, J. Klemola & D. Sharma (eds.). The Oxford Handbook of World Englishes. Oxford: Oxford University Press (print version), DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199777716.001.0001

2016

2015

2014

  • Comment 3 on Mahboob and Liang [Researching and Critiquing World Englishes]. Asian Englishes. An International Journal of the Sociolinguistics of English in Asia/Pacific 16, 261-263.
  • Variation in Academic Writing: Complexity, Pronouns, Modals and Linking in South African MA Theses. In M. Gotti & D. S. Gianonni (eds.). Corpus Analysis for Descriptive and Pedagogical Purposes. ESP Perspectives. Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication 200. Bern: Peter Lang, 325-346.
  • Genre Variation across Academic Disciplines: a Case Study of "Cultures" in MA Theses. In F. Poppi & W. Cheng (eds.). The Three Waves of Globalization: Winds of Change in Professional, Institutional and Academic Genres. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 307-338.

2013

2012

2011

  • Academic Writing in Europe: a Survey of Approaches and Problems. In J. Schmied (ed.), Academic Writing in Europe: Empirical Perspectives. REAL5. Göttingen: Cuvillier, 1-22.
  • Academic Writing and New Englishes: Unifying the Contrasts. Discourse and Interaction 4.2, 31-47.
  • with A.V. Smirnova. Manifestation of Cultural Values in Academic Discourse: the Case of Russian Collectivism. In Актуальные проблемы коммуникации и културы-13. Сборник научных трудов российских и зарубежных учёных. (Aktuelle Probleme der Kommunikation und Kultur-13. Sammelband wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten russischer und ausländischer Wissenschaftler)(Current problems of communication and culture. Anthology of scientific works by Russian researchers and researchers from other countries) . Москва-Пятигорск: ФГБОУ ВПО Пятигорский государстбенный лингвистический униберситет, 312-316.
  • Using Corpora as an innovative tool to compare varieties of English around the world: the International Corpus of English. Rassegna Italiana di Linguistica Applicata - 1-2/2011, 21-37.
  • Teaching and Learning Contrastive Linguistics Using an EU Translation Corpus with English, German, French and Spanish. In N. Kübler (ed. 2011). Corpora, Language, Teaching, and Resources: From Theory to Practice. Etudes Contrastives, Vol. 12. Bern: Peter Lang, 165-181.
  • with C. Haase. Conceptualising Spatial Relationships in Academic Discourse: a Corpus-cognitive Account of Locative-spatial and Abstract-spatial Prepositions. In Gozdz-Roszkowski, S. (ed.), Explorations across Languages and Corpora. Bern: Peter Lang, 351-367.
  • Academic Writing in Europe: a Survey of Approaches and Problems. In J. Schmied (ed.), Academic Writing in Europe: Empirical Perspectives. Göttingen: Cuvillier, 1-26.

2010

  • with D. Nkemleke. Prepositions in Cameroon and Kenyan English: comparability on the basis of text corpora. Syllabus Review 1: 31-53.
  • English as a lingua franca of the European Union? Debates, concepts, projects. In M. Albl-Mikasa, S. Braun, S. Kalina (eds.). Dimensionen der Zweitsprachenforschung - Dimensions of Second Language Research. Festschrift für Kurt Kohn. Tübingen: Narr Francke Verlag, 141-158.
  • with L. Terblanche, B. van Rooy & C. Haase. Register Differentiation in East African English: a Multidimensional Study. English World-Wide 31: 311-349.

2009

  • with C. Haase. Pragmatics (through) Corpora (in) Cultures: An Empirical Comparison of Academic Writing. Topics in Linguistics, 4: Interface Between Pragmatics and Other Linguistic Disciplines. Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Faculty of Arts, 23-31.
  • Discourse Approaches to Specialised and Popular Academic English: Analysing Adverbial Clause Connections. In O. Dontcheva-Navratilova and R. Povolná (eds.), Coherence and Cohesion in Spoken and Written Discourse. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 167-181.
  • Discourse Approaches to Specialised and Popular Academic English: Comparing Stance, Hedges and Modality. In M. Dynel (ed.), Advances in Discourse Approaches. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 76-91.

2008

  • Comparing Complexity and Interclausal Sentence Relations in African Academic Writing. In H.-G. Wolf, L. Peter & F. Polzenhagen (eds.), Focus on English. Linguistic Structure, Language Variation and Discursive Use. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 173-188.
  • Hedges in specialised vs. popular academic interaction: A case study of medical texts. Discourse and Interaction 1.2., Brno: Masaryk University, 85-98.
  • East African English (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania): phonology. In R. Mestrie (ed.), Varieties of English 4: Africa, South and South East Asia. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 150-163. (rev. repr. of Kortmann et al. eds. 2004).
  • East African English (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania): morphology and syntax. In R. Mestrie (ed.), Varieties of English 4: Africa, South and South East Asia. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 451-471. (rev. repr. of Kortmann et al. eds. 2004).
  • English 21: From Language Teacher to Language Service Provider? Challenges in English Language Teaching II. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on linguistic, sociolinguistic, literary and cultural issues, and ELT methodology in teacher training. Usti nad Labem: Katedra Anglistiky, Pedagogická Fakulta, Univerzita Jana Evangelisty Purkyne, 5-19.
  • Investigative Learning in Different Types of Academic Writing in the SPACE Corpus. 8th Teaching and Language Corpora Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 03-06 July 2008, 263-267.
  • English als lingua franca der EU? In P. Jurczek & M. Niedobitek (eds.), Europäische Forschungsperspektiven. Elemente einer Europawissenschaft. Sonderdruck aus: Chemnitzer Europastudien, Band 8. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 307-334.
  • Academic Interaction: Adapting Complexity and Coherence to the Readership. Topics in Linguistics 2. Politeness and Interaction. Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Faculty of Arts, 12-17.
  • Teaching Projects in English studies. In J. Schmied & C. Haase (eds.), English Projects in Teaching and Research in Central Europe. Proceedings of the Freiberg Conference, May 04-06, 2007. Göttingen: Cuvillier, 1-12.
  • with C. Haase. Clause Linking in Specialized and Popular Academic English: An Investigation into Scientific Texts from the Space Corpus. In B. Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (ed.), Corpus Linguistics, Computer Tools, and Applications. State of the Art. Frankfurt, New York: Lang: 381–399.

2007

  • Teaching Projects in English Studies. In J. Schmied (ed.), English Projects in Teaching and Research in Central Europe. REAL4. Göttingen: Cuvillier, 1-12.
  • Complexity and Coherence in English Student Writing, especially in Hypertext Learning Systems. In J. Schmied (ed.), Complexity and Coherence: Approaches to Linguistic Research and Language Teaching. Göttingen: Cuvillier, 13-30.
  • Exploiting the Corpus of East-African English. In R. Facchinetti (ed.), Corpus Linguistics 25 Years On. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 317-332.
  • with C. Haase & R. Povolná (eds.). Complexity and Coherence. Approaches to Linguistic Research and Language Teaching. REAL3. Göttingen: Cuvillier Verlag.
  • with C. Haase & R. Povolná. Complexity and Coherence - outlining a mosaic. In J. Schmied, C. Haase & R. Povolná (eds.), Complexity and Coherence. Approaches to Linguistic Research and Language Teaching. REAL3. Göttingen: Cuvillier, 1-12.
  • The Chemnitz Corpus of Specialised and Popular Academic English. In P. Pahta, I. Taavitsainen, T. Nevalainen & J. Tyrkkö (eds.), Towards Multimedia in Corpus Studies. University of Helsinki, Research Unit for Variation, Contacts and Change in English Series: Studies in Language Variation, Contacts and Change in English, Vol. 2. http://www.helsinki.fi/varieng/journal/volumes/02/schmied/
  • Complexity and Coherence in English Student Writing, especially in Hypertext Learning Systems. In J. Schmied, C. Haase & R. Povolná (Eds.), Complexity and Coherence. Approaches to Linguistic Research and Language Teaching. Göttingen: Cuvillier Verlag, 13-30.

2006

  • ICT for Language Learning and Teaching: Examples, problems, perspectives. In A. Tollet (ed.), English Studies & Language Teaching 2 (English Department, University of West Bohemia), 12-32.
  • Gradient, corpus-cognitive approaches to causative auxiliaries and verbs. In H. Chuquet, M. Paillard (eds.), Causalité et contrastivité. Poitiers: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 53-73.
  • Corpus linguistics and grammar learning: Tutor versus learner perspectives. In S. Braun, K. Kohn & J. Mukherjee (eds.), Corpus Technology and Language Pedagogy. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 87-106.
  • East African Englishes. In B. Kachru, Y. Kachru & C. Nelson (eds.), The Handbook of World Englishes. Basingstoke: Blackwell, 188-202.
  • New ways of analysing ESL on the www with WebCorp and WebPhrasecount. In A. Renouf, A. Kehoe (eds.), The Changing Face of Corpus Linguistics. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 309-324.

2005

  • Sprachpraxis und Internet am Beispiel der Englischen Grammatik für Fortgeschrittene. In T. Herbst. Linguistische Dimensionen des Fremdsprachenunterrichts. Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann, 53-69.
  • English in Africa. In Cruse, D. A., F. Hundsnurscher, M. Job, P. R. Lutzeier. Handbook of Lexicology. Berlin: Mouton, 1270-1274.
  • The Internet and English: new perspectives for language learning and research. In J. Schmied, C. Haase & K. Voigt (eds.), English for Central Europe: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Göttingen: Cuivillier, 5-17.
  • Hypertext and (Grammar) Learning. In Mössner, Lilo (eds.), Anglistentag 2004 Aachen. Proceedings. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 337-357.

2004

  • East African English (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania): morphology and syntax. In B. Kortmann et al. A Handbook of Varieties of English. Volume 2: Morphology and Syntax. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 929-947.
  • East African English (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania): phonology. In B. Kortmann et al. A Handbook of Varieties of English. Volume 1: Phonology. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 918-930.
  • Translation Corpora in Contrastive Research, Translationand Language Teaching. TradTerm10 (Revista do centro interdepartamental de traducao e terminologia FFLCH/USP. Sao Paulo: Humanitas FFLCH/USP, 83-115.
  • Cultural Discourse in the Corpus of East African English and beyond. World Englishes 23:2, (Guest editor: Gerry Nelson), 251-260.

2003

  • with C. Haase. Grammatik lernen im Internet: Die Chemnitz Internet Grammar. In K. Wenz & K. Boehnke (eds.), Neue Medien im Alltag. Lengerich: Pabst Scince Publishers, 109-126.
  • Cultural discourse in internet business. In E. Oleksy & B. Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (eds.), Research and Scholarship in Integration Processes: Poland – USA –EU. Lodz: Lodz U.P., 273-283.
  • Learning prepositions in the Chemnitz Internet Grammar. In S. Granger & S. Petch-Tyson (eds.), Extending the Scope of Corpus-Based Research: New Applications, New Challenges. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 231-247.

2002

1990-2001 (selection for reference)

  • (2001). Wie Menschen am Computer lernen. In K. Boehnke & N. Döring (eds.), Neue Medien im Alltag. Die Vielfalt individueller Nutzungsweisen. Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers, 102-120.
  • (2000). New ELT Courses for a Modern World - an Applied Linguistic Point of View. In M. Dakowska (eds.), Foreign Language Studies. English in the Modern World. Festschrift for Hartmut Breitkreuz on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 183-197.
  • (1999). Applying contrastive corpora in modern contrastive grammars: The Chemnitz Internet Grammar of English. In H. Hasselgard & S. Oksefjell (eds.), Out of corpora. Studies in honour of Stig Johansson. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 21-30.
  • (1998). Differences and similarities of close cognates: English with and German mit. In S. Johansson & S. Oksefjell (eds.), Corpora and cross-linguistic research. Theory, method, and case studies. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 255-275.
  • with B. Fink. (1999). Corpus-based contrastive lexicology: the case of English with and its German translation equivalents. In S. P. Botley, A. M. McEnery & A. Wilson (eds.), Multilingual Corpora in Teaching and Research. Amsterdam: Rodopi 2000, 157-176.
  • (1998). To choose or not to choose the prototypical equivalent. In R. Schulze (ed.), Making Meaningful Choices in English. On Dimensions, Perspectives, Methodology, and Evidence. Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 207-222.
  • with H. Schäffler (1996). Expliciteness of a universal feature of transation. In: M. Ljung (ed.), Corpus-based Studies in English. Papers from the seventeenth International Conference on English Language Research on Computerized Corpora (ICAME 17). Stockholm, May 15-19, 1996. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 21-34.
  • Schmied, Josef / Diana Hudson-Ettle (1996). "Analysing the style of East African newspapers in English". World Englishes 15:1, 103-113.

This case study looks at one important source of linguistic data ‐newspapers ‐and discusses related problems of text‐type classification and feature interpretation. With texts from the East African ICE components as a database an attempt is made to assess the influence of different production contexts on the formal composition of texts. The issue of house‐style and problems of text categorization are discussed, a distinction being made between different types of reportage (splash and brief articles) and popular informational and persuasive texts (editorials). These genre samples are analysed for the particularly polysemous and multivalued/multifunctional variable of ‐ing constructions, ranging from obligatory and optional (adverbial) clauses to verbal progressives. The analysis exemplifies the possibilities and problems of stylistic variation studies in different sociolinguistic contexts and the importance of recording all possibly influential text‐production features during the corpus collection process for a valid interpretation of the data.

  • (1996) English in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. In Vivian de Klerk (ed.), Focus on South Africa. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 301–21.
  • (1991). English in Africa: An Introduction. London: Longman.
  • (1991). National and subnational features in Kenyan English. In J. Cheshire (ed.), English Around the World. Sociolinguistic Perspecitives. Cambridge: CUP, 420-431.
  • (1990). Corpus linguistics and non-native varieties of English. World Englishes 9:3, 255-268.
  • (1990). Language Use, Attitudes, Performance and Sociolinguistic Background: A Study of English in Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia. English World-Wide 11:2, 217-238.
  • (1985). Attitudes Towards English in Tanzania. English World-Wide 6:2, 237-269.
  • (1985). Englisch in Tansania: Socio- und interlinguistische Probleme. Heidelberg: Groos.