Now Out!  Book Chapter on micro discrimination in apartment searches

Interview in Buten und Binnen on avoiding discrimination on the housing market

Covid-19 Humor project presented at the International Pragmatics Conference June 28-July 1, 2021 | Winterthur University, Switzerland

Just presented at the IPRA-  AND the 11th Humor Research Conference at Texas A&M University . We are very much looking forward to the conference!

African American Sing Out Online Workshop with Janice Harrington, Dylan Vaughn and Inke Du Bois   on November 27, 2020

The English Speaking Cultures BA and MA Degree Programm offers the Sing Out! Workshop with Janice Harrington and Dylan Vaughn on November 27, 2020 from

13-18 pm on Zoom. Sign in on Stud IP, Universität Bremen.

Podcasts of Talks in Bremen and Wellington, New Zealand

Visiting Scholar at Victoria University Wellington

In the week of February 14, I am invited to present my research on linguistic discrimination in urban apartment searches and I will also give a data session on my video data of sports journalism. The hosts are Professor Meredith Marra, Dr. Shelley Dawson and Dr. Stephen Skalicky.


Visiting Scholar Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, Multimodal Research Centre

In February 2020, I will be presenting my research on linguistic profiling  and on my ARD Sportschau production at the  Multimodal Research Centre at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.  I will be working on soccer commentary production team work with the research team of Professor Sigrid Norris.


Linguistic profiling

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Co-organizer and Invited Talk


Nicole Baumgarten and Victoria Gill organize this Impact Workshop with researchers working on linguistic discrimination, real estate agents and city officials. I will be presenting on Linguistic Profiling in the city: Accents and urban apartment search.

Lecture Series Language, Gender and Sexuality 

With my colleague Prof. Marcus Callies, I organized a lecture series on  cross methodological approaches to Language and Gender at Bremen University.

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Multimodal Interaction and the Production of the ARD Sportschau


I currently work on a research project on the complex communication processes within the making of the ARD Sportschau. For this project, we (Axel Schmidt, Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim and I) collected 33 hours of video material in the studio and stadion. The foto below documents the data collection in the booth of soccer commentator Steffen Simon and his colleagues.

The transcription in ELAN comparing and utilizing Norris' framework and analysis tools are now in progress.

Norris, S. (2004). Analyzing multimodal interaction: A methodological framework. Routledge.


Selected Publications

On my Research Gate profile, you find most of my publications.



Chicano Englisch und Kiez Sprache: Sprachvielfalt und Sprachwandel?
Beitrag Inke Du Bois_Kiezx.pdf
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African American Vernacular and Kiez Sprache
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