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Almut Köster

Univ.Prof. Almut Köster M.A.,Ph.D.
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CV

2014
Appointment to Chair of English Business Communication
2001-2014
Senior Lecturer in English Language, University of Birmingham
2001
PhD in Applied Linguistics
1989
Master of Arts in Applied English Linguistics

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Awards and Honors

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Classifications

  • 6604 Applied linguistics (Details)
  • 6605 English language and literature (Details)

Expertise

  • Discourse Analysis, Conversations Analysis, Workplace Discourse, Corpus Linguistics, Genre Analysis

Activities

Position in jury, advisory board, curatorship
  since 2016 Jubliäumsfonds der Stadt Wien - Kuratoriumsmitglied
Position in internal committee for appointments
  2018 Department of Strategy and Innovation - Vertretrin der Professor/inn/en
  2016 Department of Strategy and Innovation - Vertreterin der Professor/inn/en
  2014-2015 Institut für slavische Sprachen, Department für fremdsprachliche Wirtschaftskommunikation - Vertreterin der Professor/inn/en
Position in internal habilitation committee
  2015 Department für Fremdsprachliche Wirtschaftskommunikation
  2015 Department für Fremdsprachliche Wirtschaftskommunikation - Vertreterin der Professor/inn/en
Membership in scientific association
  since 2017 Association for Business Communication - Mitgliedschaft
  since 2016 International Pragmatics Association - Mitgliedschaft
  since 1998 British Association for Applied Linguistics - Mitgliedschaft
Reviewer for a scientific journal
  2017 Mouton de Gruyter Journal "Text and Talk" - peer review of a journal article
  2016 Oxford University Press Journal "Applied Linguistics" - peer review of a journal article
  2014 Elsevier Journal "English for Specific Purposes" - peer review of a journal article
Organisation of Research Seminar
  since 2015 Institut für Englische Wirtschaftskommunikation - Organisation der Forschungsseminarreihe "English Research Seminar"
Organization scientific meeting (Conference etc.)
  2017 The 9th international conference on Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise - Convening a Panel on "Business Discourse and Professional Communication: From Theory to Practice"
  2015 Department für Fremdsprachliche Wirtschaftskommunikation - Corpus LinguisticsTraining Week with Ramesh Krishnamurthy (Aston University)
Position in administration
  since 2016 Senatskommission für Forschung - Ersatzmitglied
  since 2016 Doktoratsbeauftragte der WU - Doktoratsbeauftragte für das Department für Fremdsprachliche Wirtschaftskommunikation
  2015-2016 Evaluierungskommission der WU - Vertreterin der Universitäts-Professor/inn/en
Research and Teaching Stay
  2018 University of South Bohemia České - Erasmus Staff Mobility for Teaching
  2016 Cardiff University, School of English, Communication and Philosophy - Visiting Fellow
Attendance scientific meeting (Conference etc.)
  2018 9th Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies Conference - Presentation of a joint paper on "‘I hear whispers and I don’t like it’: Conflict in a Corpus of Spoken Interactions from the Construction Industry"
  2018 8th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice - Presentation of a joint paper on "‘I hear whispers and I don’t like it’: Conflict in a Corpus of Spoken Interactions from the Construction Industry"
  2017 The 9th international conference on Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise - Presentation of a joint paper on "The Creativity of Formulations – Getting the Job Done"
  2017 15th International Pragmatics Conference - Presentation of a paper for a panel on "Creating worlds from the inside: Turn-initial positions as Creators of Discourses and Worlds"
  2016 International Conference of the English for Specific Purposes Special Interest Group (ESP SIG) of the International Association of Speakers of English as Foreign Language - Plenary Talk
  2016 International Conference of the Association for Language Awareness (ALA) - Plenary Talk
  2016 Annual Conference of the International Association of Speakers of English as a Foreign Language - Presentation of a paper as part of the Forum on English for employability: "ESP and the Marketisation of Higher Education"
  2015 Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Globalisation, University of Hong Kong - Presentation of a paper for a panel on "Virtual workplace talk"
  2015 Annual Conference of the International Association of Speakers of English as a Foreign Language - Panel talk "The ELT Conversation: Teaching English for the Workplace"
  2015 Annual Conference of the Business English Special Interest Group (BESIG) of the International Association of Speakers of English as a Foreign Language - Presentation of a paper on "'It would be a win-win situation' Students' performance in simulated negotiations"
  2015 8th WU Symposium on International Business Communication - Presentation of a paper on "The Interface between research and practice in teaching business communication: the example of negotiation skills"
Other scientific activities
  2015 Aston University - External Examiner of a PhD thesis in the School of Languages & Social Sciences

Publications

Book (monograph)

2010 Köster, Almut. 2010. Workplace Discourse. London: Continuum. (Details)
2006 Köster, Almut. 2006. Investigating Workplace Discourse. London: Routledge. (Details)
2004 Köster, Almut. 2004. The Language of Work. London: Routledge. (Details)

Journal article

2019 Handford, Michael, Köster, Almut. 2019. The construction of conflict talk across workplace contexts: Towards a theory of conflictual compact. Language Awareness, 28, (2) (Details)
2018 Köster, Almut, Handford, Michael. 2018. ‘It's not good saying “Well it it might do that or it might not”’: Hypothetical Reported Speech in Business Meetings. Journal of Pragmatics. 130 67-80. (Details)
2014 Köster, Almut. 2014. "We'd be prepared to do something,like if you say..." hypothetical reported speech in business negotiations. English for Specific Purposes 36 35-46. (Details)
2011 Chen, Phyllis, Littlemore, Jeannette, Barnden, John, Köster, Almut. 2011. Difficulties in metaphor comprehension faced by international students whose first language is not English. Applied Linguistics 32 (4): 408-429. (Details)
2010 Handford, Michael, Köster, Almut 2010. 'It's not Rocket Science': Metaphors and Idioms in Conflictual Business Meetings. Text and Talk 30 (1): 27-51. (Details)
2008 Low, Graham, Littlemore, Jeannette, Köster, Almut. 2008. Metaphor use in three UK university lectures. Applied Linguistics 29 (3): 428-455. (Details)
2004 Köster, Almut. 2004. Relational sequences in workplace genres. Journal of Pragmatics 36 (8): 1405-1428. (Details)
2002 Köster, Almut. 2002. The Performance of speech acts in workplace conversations and the teaching of communicative functions. System 30 (2), 167-184. (Details)

Chapter in edited volume

2017 Köster, Almut. 2017. Conflict Talk. In: The Routledge Handbook of Language in the Workplace , Hrsg. Bernadette Vine , 272-283. New York: Routledge. (Details)
  Köster, Almut. 2017. Spoken Workplace Discourse. In: Business Communication: Linguistic Approaches, Hrsg. Gerlinde Mautner & Franz Rainer, 629-656. Berlin: De Gruyter. (Details)
2012 Köster, Almut. 2012. Corpora and workplace discourse. In: Corpus Applications in Applied Linguistics: current approaches and future, Hrsg. K. Hyland, M. H. Chau, & M. Handford, 47-66. London: Continuum. (Details)
  Köster, Almut, Handford, Michael. 2012. Spoken professional genres. In: The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Analysis, Hrsg. J. P. Gee and M. Handford, 252-267. London: Routledge. (Details)
  Köster, Almut. 2012. Working in English. In: Worlds of English: Talk, Text and Technology, Hrsg. D. Allington and B. Mayor, 135-163. London: Routledge. (Details)
2010 Köster, Almut. 2010. Building small specialised corpora. In: The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics, Hrsg. M. McCarthy and A. O’Keeffe, 66-78. London: Routledge. (Details)
2009 Köster, Almut. 2009. Conversation Analysis in the language classroom. In: Introducing Applied Linguistics: Key Concepts and Skills, Hrsg. Susan Hunston & David Oakey, S. 37-47. London: Routledge. (Details)
2007 Köster, Almut. 2007. “About Twelve Thousand or so”: Vagueness in North American and UK Offices. In: Vague Language Explored, Hrsg. Joan Cutting, S. 40-61. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. (Details)

Textbook

2012 Köster, Almut, Pitt, Angela, Handford, Michael, Lisboa, Martin. 2012. Business Advantage Intermediate. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Details)
  Handford, Michael, Lisboa, Martin, Köster, Almut, Pitt, Angela. 2012. Business Advantage Upper Intermediate. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Details)

eBook/chapter in eBook

2013 Köster, Almut. 2013. English for Occupational Purposes. Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. C.A. Chapelle. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. http://www.EncyclopediaofAppliedLinguistics.com (Details)

Projects

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