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Dr. Julia Muschalik

Gebäude: 23.32.
Etage/Raum: 02.25
Tel.: +49 211 81-12823

Main areas of research

  • Spelling variation, spelling errors, interaction of orthography with pronunciation and morphology
  • Empirical pragmatics
  • Discourse analysis
  • English in professional domains

Short CV

  • 10/2018-09/2021: Principal investigator of DFG project MU 4366/1-1:
    "Spelling, pronunciation and morphological structure" (part of DFG Research
    Unit FOR2373 "Spoken Morphology: Phonetics and phonology of complex words")
  • 08/2017-09/2018: Parental leave
  •  2016-present: Postdoctoral researcher in English Language and Linguistics, HHU Düsseldorf
  •  2010-2016: Research assistant in English Language and Linguistics, HHU Düsseldorf
  •  2016: PhD in English Linguistics, HHU Düsseldorf, Thesis title: Threatening in English: Form and Function, Predicate: summa cum laude
  •  09/2012: Visiting researcher at Brooklyn Law School, NY (Academic Advisor: Prof. L. M. Solan), partially funded by the HHU Equal Opportunities Office
  •  2010-2016: PhD student in English Linguistics, HHU Düsseldorf
  • 08/2008–2/2009: Undergraduate studies in English, University of Copenhagen
  • 2004-2010: Undergraduate studies in German and English, Degree: Magistra Artium (MA-equivalent)), Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf

Publications

  • Muschalik, J. (2018). Threatening in English. A mixed method approach. Amsterdam [u.a.]: Benjamins. https://benjamins.com/catalog/pbns.284
  •  Muschalik, J. (2016). „Performance“ ohne Performative. Über Kraft und Wirkung krimineller Drohungen. In Bülow, L., Bung, J., Harnisch R. & Wernsmann, R. (Hrsg.), Performativität in Sprache und Recht. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

Presentations

  •  Muschalik, J. Balancing the risks and benefits of conflictive illocutions: the case of the strategic threatener. Fifth Bonn Applied English Linguistics Conference (BAELc5), June 3-4, 2016, Bonn University.
  •  Muschalik, J. When is a threat a threat? An attempt at some legal and linguistic answers. The 15th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law (IRSL) 2014, Copenhagen University / iCourts, June 3-6, 2014, (funded by iCourts).
  •  Muschalik, J. Is that a threat? The Pragmatics of Threatening and the Interpretation of Statements in Court. Beyond Words 2. New Developments in Pragmatics, May 2-3, 2014, Leipzig University.
  • Muschalik, J. „I have a gun.“ Die Performative Kraft indirekter Drohungen. Performativität in Sprache und Recht, October 18-19, 2013, Passau University.

Teaching

University of Düsseldorf

I have participated in two interdisciplinary and applied teaching projects with a focus on “English Language, Literature, and Culture in Professional Domains” (2013-2015) and a follow-up project called ”The Marketplace of Words: Linguistics, Literature, and – Your – Career“ (2015-2016), both funded by the HHU.

Summer 2017

  • Empirical Pragmatics
  • Introduction to English Language and Linguistics Pt.II
  • Introduction to Statistics for Applied Linguists (Workshop at BAEL,
    Universität Bonn)

Winter 2016/17                                    

  • Introduction to English Language and Linguistics Pt.I
  • The Linguistics of Public Relations
  • Introduction to Statistics for Applied Linguists (Workshop at BAEL,
    Universität Bonn)

Summer 2016                                          

  • Corporate Communication
  • Sematics

Winter 2015/16                                         

  • Approaches to Scripted Discourse

Summer 2015                                          

  • Syntax

Winter 2014/15                                         

  • The Linguistics of Legal English

Summer 2014                                          

  • The Linguistics of Legal English

Winter 2013/14                                        

  • The Linguistics of Legal English

Summer 2013                                          

  • Academic Writing
  • Semantics and Pragmatics of Legal Discourse

Winter 2012/13                                         

  • The Structure of English                                              

 Summer 2012 

  • Communication, Cooperation, Conflict
  • Introduction to English Language and Linguistics Pt.II

Winter 2011/12                                         

  • English Morpho-Syntax
  • Introduction to English Language and Linguistics Pt.I

Summer 2011                                         

  • Introduction to English Language and Linguistics Pt.II

Winter 2010/11

  • English Morpho-Syntax
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