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Name: Miriam  A.  Locher
Institution: Universität Basel
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: Switzerland   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Specialty: discourse analysis
Selected Publications: Monographs

Locher, Miriam A. (2004). Power and Politeness in Action: Disagreements in Oral Communication. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Locher, Miriam A. (2006). Advice Online. Advice-giving in an American Internet Health Column. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Locher, Miriam A. (2017). Reflective writig in Medical Practice: a Linguistic Perspective. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Edited collections

Bousfield, Derek, & Locher, Miriam A. (Eds.). (2008). Impoliteness in Language. Studies on its Interplay with Power in Theory and Practice. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Gygax, Franziska, & Locher, Miriam A. (Eds.). (2015). Narrative Matters in Medical Contexts across Disciplines. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Limberg, Holger, & Locher, Miriam A. (Eds.). (2012). Advice in Discourse. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Locher, Miriam A., & Graham, Sage Lambert (Eds.). (2010). Interpersonal Pragmatics (Vol. 6). Berlin: Mouton.

Locher, Miriam A., & Strässler, Jürg (Eds.). (2008). Standards and Norms in the English Language. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Pizziconi, Barbara, & Locher, Miriam A. (Eds.). (2016). 'Teaching' and 'Learning' (Im)politeness. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

Locher, Miriam A. and Andreas H. Jucker (eds.) ( 2017). The Pragmatics of Fiction. Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter Mouton.

Special issues

Angouri, Jo, & Locher, Miriam A. (Eds.). (2012). Special issue on 'Theorising disagreement' in the Journal of Pragmatics 44 (12).

Duchêne, Alexandre, & Locher, Miriam A. (Eds.). (2010). Special issue on 'Travaux de jeunes chercheur-e-s en linguistique apllicquée' in Bulletin suisse de linguistique appliquée 91.

Locher, Miriam A. (Ed.). (2010). Special issue on 'Politeness and impoliteness in computer-mediated communication' in Journal of Politeness Research 6.1, 1-150.

Locher, Miriam A., Bolander, Brook, & Höhn, Nicole (Eds.). (2015). Special issue on 'Relational Work in Facebook and Discussion Boards/Fora' in Pragmatics 25.1, 1-122.

Locher, Miriam. A., & Thurnherr, Franziska (Eds.). (2017). Special issue on “Language and health online: Typing yourself healthy”. Linguistics Online 87 (8/17).
Announced on LINGUIST :  Power and Politeness in Action
 Advice Online
 Impoliteness in Language
 Standards and Norms in the English Language
 Interpersonal Pragmatics
 Advice in Discourse
 Narrative Matters in Medical Contexts across Disciplines
 Teaching and Learning (Im)Politeness
 Pragmatics of Fiction
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Impoliteness in Language
 Teaching and Learning (Im)Politeness
Courses Taught: Introduction to Modern Linguistics I - III;
Seminar on Narratives, World Englishes, Interpersonal pragmatics /(Im)politeness, Discourse as social interaction, Style, English in America, CMC, History of English, Language and health, Research methodology, Pragmatics and fiction
Dissertation Abstract: The Interface of Power and Politeness in Disagreements: An analysis of three speech situations

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