Prof. Dr. Jörg Meibauer

SoCuM AG 2

German Studies
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Room 01-918
Jakob Welder-Weg 18
55099 Mainz

Tel: +49 6131 39-22762
Fax: +49 6131 39-23366

SoCuM Project: Types and Processes of Linguistic Devaluation
(Within the scope of AG 2)

This project examines types of processes of linguistic devaluation at the interface between semantics and pragmatics, particularly in “Hate Speech”, ethnophaulisms, pejoration, linguistic aggression and insult. There is an open access publication on “Hate Speech” at: Link/. Two workshops are being prepared: DGfS Workshop “Pejoration”, Marburg 2014; and “German-Swedish Pejoration”, Stockholm 2014.

Research Interests
German Grammar (Sentence Types, Modal Particles), Word Building (Composition, Derivation), Punctuation, Pragmatics (Speech Act Theory, Implicature Theory, Speech Reproduction, Experimental Pragmatics, Context Theory, Lies and Deception), Language Acquisition (Lexical Acquisition, Pragmatic Development, Language Acquisition and Children’s Literature, Literacy)

Academic Background
Jörg Meibauer has been Professor of German Linguistics at Mainz University since 1998. He qualified as a lecturer at Tübingen University in 1993 and received his PhD at the University of Cologne, where he also passed the first state exams in German and Philosophy. He carried out research residences at the University of Sussex (Brighton) and Lund University. He is an affiliated Professor of Stockholm University and is currently carrying out a research professorship (“Opus-Magnum- Förderung der VolkswagenStiftung” and Fritz Thyssen Scholarship).

Publications (Top 5)

Lying at the semantics-pragmatics interface. Mouton Series in Pragmatics 14. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Mouton. (Forthcoming)
Bald-faced lies as acts of verbal aggression. In: Journal of language aggression and conflict. (Forthcoming)
Bullshit als pragmatische Kategorie. In: Linguistische Berichte 235. P. 267-292.
Expressive Compounds in German. In: Word Structure 6/1. P. 21-42.
(with Franz d’Avis:) Du Idiot/Din Idiot! Pseudo-vocative constructions and insults in German (and Swedish). In: Patrizia Noel Aziz Hanna und Barbara Sonnenberger (Hrsg.): Vocative! Addressing between System and Performance. Berlin, New York: De Gruyter Mouton. P. 113-141.