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Busse, Beatrix

Beatrix Busse holds the chair of English linguistics at the English Department of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany. Before coming to Heidelberg she was assistant professor of English historical linguistics at the University of Bern in Switzerland, and she worked at the universities of Münster, Osnabrück, Hanover and Mainz in Germany. She was a visiting researcher in Birmingham (UK), Stratford (UK), and Lancaster (UK), and is a Visiting Fellow of the British Academy. Her scholarly interests include the history of English, (historical) pragmatics, stylistics, and corpus linguistics. Two of her major publications are Vocative Constructions in the Language of Shakespeare (John Benjamins 2006), and Language and Style (Palgrave 2010, co-edited with Dan McIntyre). Among her recent projects are “Speech, writing and thought presentation in the history of English”, “language and urban place” and “language and medicine in Medieval and Early Modern Texts”.

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