peer-reviewed articles in academic journals

Discourse relations: Genre-specific degrees of overtness in argumentative and narrative discourse. (with Carolin Hofmockel and Robert M. Maier) Argument & Computation 8(2), 2017, 131-151.

Expositives in discourse. (with Etsuko Oishi) Journal of Pragmatics 96, 2016, 49-59.

The negotiation of discourse relations in context: Co-constructing degrees of overtness. (with Robert M. Maier and Carolin Hofmockel) Intercultural Pragmatics 13(1), 2016, 71-105.

Appropriateness in context. Bulletin suisse de linguistique appliquée, 2015, 13-27.

Evidentiality in discourse. (with Etsuko Oishi) Intercultural Pragmatics 11(3), 2014, 321-332.

Foregrounding evidentiality in (English) academic discourse: Patterned co-occurrences of the sensory perception verbs seem and appear. Intercultural Pragmatics 11(3), 2014, 333-355.

I think, I mean and I believe in political discourse: Collocates, functions and distribution. Functions of Language 21(1), 2014, 67-91.

Discourse linguistics: Theory and practice. (with Karin Aijmer) Functions of Language 21(1), 2014, 1-5.

Discourse relations in context. Local and not-so-local constraints. (with Augustin Speyer) Intercultural Pragmatics 9(4), 2012, 413-452.

Doing leadership in political speech: semantic processes and pragmatic inferences. (with Peter Bull) Discourse & Society 23(2), 2012, 127-144.

”I think this is I mean perhaps this is too erm too tough a view of the world, but I often think ...”: Cognitive verbs in political discourse. Language Sciences 33(2), 2011, 255-267.

Introduction. (with Elda Weizman) Language Sciences 33(2), 2011, 239-242.

Face, facework and political discourse. (with Peter Bull) International Review of Social Psychology 23(2/3), 2010, 155-185.

Cognitive verbs in context: A contrastive analysis of English and French argumentative discourse (mit Marjut Johansson). International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 15(2), 2010 / 2012, 240-266 (reprint 2012 in Corpus Studies in Contrastive Linguistics (edited by Stefania Marzo, Kris Heylen and Gert de Sutter, Amsterdam: Benjamins,  89-115.)

Challenges in contrast. Languages in Contrast 9(1), 2009/2011, 73-97.

”And I think that is a very straight forward way of dealing with it.” The communicative function of cognitive verbs in political discourse. Journal of Language and Social Psychology 27(4), 2008, 384-396.

Prologue: Analysing the fine details of political commitment. (with Peter Bull and Marjut Johansson). Journal of Language and Social Psychology 27(4), 2008, 324-332.

Theme zones in English media discourse. Forms and functions. Journal of Pragmatics 40(9), 2008, 1543-1568.

Pragmatic and discourse-analytic approaches to present-day English: introduction. (with Karin Aijmer). Journal of Pragmatics 40(9), 2008, 1497-1502.

”Well, I answer it by simply inviting you to look at the evidence”. The strategic use of pronouns in political interviews. (with Peter Bull). Journal of Language and Politics 7(2), 2008, 271-289.

Expressions of non-alignment in British and German political interviews: preferred and dispreferred variants. Functions of Language 15(1), 2008, 35-63.

Non-acceptances in context. Intercultural Pragmatics 4(4), 2007, 493-520.

“I’ll tell you what the truth is”: the interactional organization of confiding in political interviews. (with Marjut Johansson). Journal of Language and Politics 6(2), 2007, 147-176.

“Well if that had been true that would have been perfectly reasonable”: appeals to reasonableness in political interviews. Journal of Pragmatics 39(8), 2007, 1342-1359.

Political discourse as mediated and public discourse (mit Elda Weizman). Journal of Pragmatics 38(2), 2006, 143-153.

“Minister, we will see how the public judges you”. Media references in political interviews. Journal of Pragmatics 38(2), 2006, 180-195.

Who are we and who are you? The strategic use of forms of address in political interviews. (with Peter Bull). Text & Talk 26(1), 2006, 1-36.

NO THANKS: a socio-semiotic approach. Linguistik online 14, 2/03,, pp. 23.

Negotiating rejections: a socio-cultural analysis. Multilingua 21(4), 2002, 399-422.

Contexts of social action: guest editors’ introduction. (with Varol Akman ) Language and Communication 22(4), 2002, 391-402.

Micro situations and macro structures: natural-language communication and context. Foundations of Science 7(3), 2002, 255-291.

Negotiating validity claims in political interviews. Text 20(4), 2000, 1-46.

“Was muss ich machen, wenn ich will, dass der das da macht?” Eine interpersonal orientierte Gesprächsanalyse von Schnittstellenkommunikation. Linguistik online 5, 1/00,, pp. 27.

“Vordergründing war ich für gar nicht frau ....”: Zur sprachlichen Rekonstruktion von Geschlecht. Linguistik online 5, 1/00,, pp. 24.

Mehr-sprachl.-Material versus weniger-sprachl.-Material: zur Kontextualisierungspotenz für Zurückweisungen. Fremdsprachen und Hochschule 52, 1998, 48-72.

Contextualization in a German-English context: face-wants /needs and information-wants/ needs. Salus Online, 1998, /raasch/salus/Aila/salusonline.html, pp.20.

Konversationsanalyse und Konversationsunterricht. Zeitschrift für Interkulturellen Fremdsprachenunterricht [online], 2,1, 1997. ejournal.html, pp.29.

Preference organization und Sprechfertigkeit im engl.-dt. Kontext. Vom propositionalen Schlagabtausch zur interkulturellen Kompetenz. GAL Bulletin, 24/2, 1996, 63-80.

Preference organization and interactive language teaching. Communicative strategies in a German-English context. IRAL XXXIV/2, 1996, 77-93.