Currently supervised Master's Theses:

 

Politeness in intercultural business email communication: How culture influences request realization in situations of time pressure (Giorgia Miniutti, MA Thesis, Potsdam University)   

 

Twitter and Social Media in Politics: Russia and the USA (Maria Matveeva, MA Thesis, Potsdam University)

 

How Do YouTubers speak? An analysis of Speech in Let’s Play Videos. (Lea Krüger, MA Thesis, Potsdam University)

 

Multimodal Identity Construction in the Graphic Novel and its Adaptation in the Film Persepolis (Rumiya Izgalieva- with John Bateman, Bremen University)

 

Gewalt in der Sprache. Möglichkeiten und Grenzen von Political Correctness im Diskurs nicht-rassistischer Handlungen (Tahmasebi- with Christel Stolz)

 

Dynamik des EFL Klassenraums: Alter als ein dominanter Faktor in der Sprachmodifikation von Lehrkräften (L. Carstens- with Sabine Doff)

 

Humor and Politeness in Customer Service Situations in British Comedy

 

How can I say things that are pictures:

A stylistic analysis of subjective memory in Toni Morrison's Beloved and

its cinematic adaptation (M. Haas- with John Bateman)

 

Wandel der betrieblichen Interessenvertretung im Zuge von Reorganisationsmaßnahmen verdeutlicht am Beispiel der Gruppenarbeit im deutsch-britischen Vergleich (N. Kastner)

 

German Hip-Hop and Linguistic Identity of Migrant Youth

 

 

 

Currently supervised BA projects:

 

Changing Conceptions of Gender in Hip Hop Music (V. Fischer- with Karin Esders)

 

Anglicisms in German Menues- Social Stratification of Restaurants and Language Use (J. Brandt- with John Bateman)

 

Ending the Silence: Struggling with Homosexuality in the U.S. Armed Forces (L. Dierks- with Karin Esders)

 

Spanish English Codeswitching in US-American Movies

 

Multimodality in Social Advertising

 

The Semantics of Football News Headlines

 

The Semantics and Pragmatics of Intensifiers in Celebrities' Interviews

 

Humor and Gender in American Sitcoms "How I met your mother" and "Friends"

 

The Function of Pronominal Deixis in Political Debates 

 

Language attitudes towards English and Chinese in Hong Kong 

 

Language and power in intercultural communication 

 

 

Currently co-supervised BA projects (selection):

 

Multimodality in Children's Advertising 

Swearing in Irish English

The influence of media on personal satisfaction with body shape  

African American and Asian American stereotypes in the media

Anglicisms in the German youth magazine 'BRAVO' and how German

teenagers use Anglicisms in their speech 

The politeness of salespersons on the telephone in areas of German cities that are and are not highly frequented by international tourists  

The use of "Denglish" in social online networks Facebook and Studi-VZ 

Language Attitudes: Ghanian English 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Inke Du Bois

Englische Sprachwissenschaft

English Speaking Cultures 

Universität Bremen

Bibliotheksstr. 1

GW 2, A 3610  

28334 Bremen

Tel.: 0421/218-68187

Email:dubois(at)uni-bremen.de

 

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