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In the Academic Communication in Multimedia Environment Project, the following researchers are involved: Prof. Dr. Klaus P. Schneider, Prof. Dr. Irena Vassileva, Dr. Esther Breuer, Dr. Mariya Chankova and Michelle Denise Kuehnel.

Prof. Dr. Klaus P. Schneider:



Prof. Schneider is Chair in Applied English Lingusitics at the University of Bonn, Germany. He is president of the German Association for the Study of English. His research interests include pragmatics of Irish English, variational pragmatics, impoliteness. His on-going research projects include Business English in International Organisations and pragmatic profiling.

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Prof. Dr. Irena Vassileva:



Prof. Vassileva is Full Professor in English and German. She has numerous publications on academic communication, academic discourse, hedging, authorial voice. Her research interests are Applied linguistics, Contrastive linguistics, Text linguistics and discourse analysis, Sociolinguistics, Academic discourse rhetoric (English, German, Russian, Bulgarian, French), Languages for special purposes, Foreign language acquisition, Contact linguistics, Pragmatics, Translation theory and practice.

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Dr. Mariya Chankova:


Dr. Chankova is Dr. Phil. in English linguistics (pragmatics). Her research interests include linguistics, pragmatics, speech act theory, implicature, meaning generation, communication, multimedia. Since 2006 she has been an assistant professor in the South-West University, teaching English and French for undergraduate and graduate students in English Philology and Applied Lingusitics. She plays the piano and is interested in HTML programming.

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Michelle Denise Kuehnel:


Michelle Denise Kuehnel studied Applied Linguistics (M.A.) at Bonn University. She has a B.A. in Applied Linguistics, Sociology, Political Science -> TU Dortmund University. She spent a semester abraod at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia in 2010. 


Dr. Esther Breuer:

Dr. Esther Breuer received her PhD in English linguistics (pragmatics). Her research centers around cognitive linguistics, how thinking and language are interrelated, pragmatics, academic and professional writing as well as L2 and FL writing. Since 2007 she has been the head of the Centre for Writing Competency at Cologne University.  






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