I have authored and edited books and journal articles in various fields of linguistics that are concerned with language as an institutionalised social practice. I take a particular interest in style as a theoretical concept as well as a perspective that can be applied to a wide range of communicative contexts involving the diffusion and transformation of knowledge. Epistemologically, my thinking is inspired by dialogical theories and theories of social change (Bakhtin, Marková, Linell, Moscovici, see my interview with Ivana Marková.
Among my recent book publications are 'Ideological Conceptualizations of Language: Discourses of Linguistic Diversity' (Peter Lang 2013), 'Linguistic Diversity in Europe: Current Trends and Discourses' (de Gruyter Mouton 2012), 'Historical Corpus Stylistics: Media, Technology and Change' (Continuum 2008, paperback edition in 2012).
In recent years, together with my appointment as member of the board of the association ICLHE (Integrating Language and Content in Higher Education), I have focused thematically on questions concerning foreign (i.e. English) language use and competence in higher education (cf., for example, 'Communicative Competence and Didactic Challenges', ZHAW 2016), 'Internationalising Curricula in Higher Education: Quality and Language of Instruction' (Swiss Journal of Applied Linguistics 2018) and 'Internationalisation and English medium education: language, policy and practice' (European Journal of Language Policy, forthcoming 2021).
Recent book-length publications (for more details / direct links to the publications click on the images below).