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1983 1. Staatsexamen (University of Dűsseldorf)
1985 MA (University of Dűsseldorf)
1989 Dr. Phil. (University of Dűsseldorf)
1997 Dr. Habil. (University of Dűsseldorf)
2009 Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, Queen Mary University of London
2004 Visiting professorship, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
1993 together with Professor Nigel Reeves, OBE: Unilever Prize for innovative language teaching
Andreas Musolff read Linguistics, German and English Philology at the Universities of Dűsseldorf and London (SOAS, UCL). After finishing the first degree, he worked at a School for Disabled Children and the Volkshochschule Dűsseldorf. In 1989, he obtained his PhD for work on the history of psycholinguistics and in 1996 his habilitation for work on political discourse analysis. In 2013 he held a Visiting Fellowship at the Truman Institute, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, in 2009 a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, Queen Mary University of London and in 2004 a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, Queen Mary University of London. In 1993, he was awarded the Unilever Prize for innovative language teaching.
· 1990-1995: Lecturer in German Studies, Aston University
· 1996-2010: Senior Lecturer, then reader, then Professor in German Studies, Durham University
· since 2010: Professor of Intercultural Communication, UEA
- ERASMUS lecture, University of Heidelberg
- Truman Institute Fellowship report
- Member: Executive Committee of International Association: Researching and Applying Metaphor
- Former member: Executive Committee of Societas Linguistic Europaea
- Series co-editor: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture
Key Research Interests and Expertise
My research interests are in the areas of Intercultural Communication, Cognitive Linguistics, Political Discourse Analysis, Historical Semantics and Pragmatics and the History of Applied Linguistics. My most recent work has focused on cross-cultural comparison of metaphor use, language and racism, and quotation in intercultural communication.
Director of Research
Director, Postgraduate Research
Areas of Expertise
Intercultural Communication, Communication conflicts and their resolution, Metaphor, Translation: English-German
- MA in Language, Society and Culture
- MA in Communication and Language Studies
- MA in Conflicts in Intercultural Communication
- MA in Applied Translation Studies
- 1 Finished
Musolff, A. (ed.), Breeze, R. (ed.), Kondo, K. (ed.) & Vilar-Lluch, S., 10 Feb 2022, Bloomsbury. 512 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Book
“World-beating” pandemic responses: Ironical, sarcastic, and satirical use of war and competition metaphors in the context of COVID-19 pandemicMusolff, A., Apr 2022, In: Metaphor and Symbol. 37, 2, p. 76-87 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile17 Downloads (Pure)
Hyperbole and emotionalisation: Escalation of pragmatic effects of proverb and metaphor in the “Brexit” debateMusolff, A., 2021, In: Russian Journal of Linguistics. 25, 3, p. 628-644 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)4 Downloads (Pure)
Researching political metaphor cross-culturally: English, Hungarian, Greek and Turkish L1-based interpretations of the Nation as Body metaphorMusolff, A., 1 Oct 2021, In: Journal of Pragmatics. 183, p. 121-131 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
How (not?) to quote a proverb: The role of figurative quotations and allusions in political discourseMusolff, A., 1 Jan 2020, In: Journal of Pragmatics. 155, p. 135-144 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)13 Downloads (Pure)
Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Fellow/Senior Fellow Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, Freiburg University
Musolff, Andreas (Recipient), 2017