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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Veronika  Koller
Institution: Lancaster University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/staff/koller/index.htm
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Cognitive Science
Specialty: Critical Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: 'A Shotgun Wedding': co-occurrence of war and marriage metaphors in mergers and acquisitions discourse',Metaphor and Symbol, 17.3, 179-203, 2002.

Businesswomen and war metaphors: 'Possessive, jealous and pugnacious'?, Journal of Sociolinguistics, 8.1, 3-22, 2004.

Metaphor and Gender in Business Media Discourse: A Critical Cognitive Study. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Metaphor and Gender in Business Media Discourse
 Lesbian Discourses
 Handbook of Communication in the Public Sphere
 Metaphor and Gender in Business Media Discourse
 Handbook of Communication in the Public Sphere
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Lesbian Discourses
 Metaphor and Gender in Business Media Discourse
Courses Taught: English Business Communication
Analysing Language in Use
Language and Identities
Dissertation Abstract: Metaphor Clusters in Business Media Discourse: A social cognition approach
Academic Paper Abstract: Metaphor Clusters, Metaphor Chains: Analyzing the Multifunctionality of Metaphor in Text

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