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Name: Astrid  Ensslin
Institution: Bangor University
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Specialty: Language in the (New) Media; discourse analysis; corpora
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: BOOKS
Johnson, Sally & Astrid Ensslin (eds) (2007) Language in the Media: Representations, Identities, Ideologies. London: Continuum.

Ensslin, Astrid (2007) Canonizing Hypertext: Explorations and Constructions. London: Continuum

Ensslin, Astrid & Jennifer Shepherd (eds) (2006+) MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities. London: Modern Humanities Research Association.

Ensslin, Astrid & Alice Bell (eds) (2007) New Perspectives on Digital Literature: Criticism and Analysis, Special Issue of dichtung-digital, 37. Providence, Rhode Island: Brown University.

Ensslin, Astrid et al. (2008+) Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worldds. Bristol: Intellect.


Durrell, Martin, Astrid Ensslin & Paul Bennett (2007) ‘GerManC: A historical corpus of German 1650-1800’. Sprache und Datenverarbeitung, 31(1), 71-80.

Ensslin, Astrid & Alice Bell (2007) ‘New perspectives on digital literature: Criticism and analysis. dichtung digital, 37. Providence, Rhode Island: Brown University, available at

Johnson, Sally & Astrid Ensslin (2007) ‘“But her language skills shifted the family dynamics dramatically.” Language, gender and the construction of publics in two British newspapers’, Gender and Language, 1(2), 229-54.

Ensslin, Astrid (2007) ‘Of chords, machines and bumble-bees: The metalinguistics of hyperpoetry’, in Sally Johnson & Astrid Ensslin (eds) Language in the Media: Representations, Identities, Ideologies. London: Continuum, 250-68.

Ensslin, Astrid & Sally Johnson (2006) ‘Language in the news: Investigations into representations of ‘Englishness’ using Wordsmith Tools’, Corpora: Corpus-based Language Learning, Language Processing and Linguistics, 1(2), 153-85.

Johnson, Sally & Astrid Ensslin (2006) ‘Language in the news: Some reflections on Keyword Analysis Using Wordsmith Tools and the BNC’, Leeds Working Papers in Linguistics and Phonetics, 11.

Ensslin, Astrid (2006) ‘Literary hypertext in the foreign language classroom: A case study report’, Language Learning Journal, 33, 13-21.

Ensslin, Astrid (2004) ‘Reconstructing the deconstructed: Hypertext and literary education’, Language and Literature, 13(4), 307-333.

Language Corpora:

Durrell, Martin, Paul Bennett & Astrid Ensslin (2007) GerManC. University of Manchester (ESRC), available from the Oxford Text Archive (search string '2537') or at
o 100,000 tokens
o 45 Early Modern German newspaper texts from five German-speaking regions (NG, WCG, ECG, WUG, EUG), 1650-1800

Johnson, Sally & Astrid Ensslin (2005) LANGCORP. University of Leeds (British Academy).
o 6 mio tokens
o 7,000 newspaper articles from The Guardian and The Times, July 2004 – June 2005
Announced on LINGUIST :  Language in the Media
 The Language of Gaming
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Language in the Media
Courses Taught: Introduction to New Media
IT and Communication
Games and Virtual Environments
Advanced Games
Publishing: Past and Present
Marketing Creativity: MS to MP3
Saint - Genius - Star
Dissertation Abstract: Canonising Hypertext: Explorations and constructions

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