Das Basler Leitungsgremium der HPSL Basel-Freiburg

Vorsitzende des Leitungsgremiums

Angela Ferrari ist seit 2005 Ordinaria für Italienische Sprachwissenschaft an der Universität Basel. Sie studierte Französistik und Italianistik an der Universität Genf, wo sie 1993 den Titel Docteur ès Lettres (Ph.D.) in Italienischer Linguistik erlangte (Prix Bally 1994). Als Lehrbeauftragte lehrte sie an den Universitäten Neuenburg und Genf und als Assistenzprofessor an der Universität Lausanne. Von 2006 bis 2008 hatte sie den Vorsitz der Società Internazionale di Linguistica e Filologia Italiana und seit 2009 ist sie Mitglied der FNS-Kommission Ambizione. Sie ist als Expertin in zahlreichen nationalen oder internationalen Institutionen aktiv, darunter das Pogramm HarmoS, das Italienische Comitato di Indirizzo per la Valutazione della Ricerca, das Ufficio traduzione giuridica della Cancelleria Federale Bern, das Centro di linguistica Storica e Teorica: Lingua italiana, lingue Europee, lingue Orientali, das Projekt LinguaSì des Istituto Universitario Federale per la Formazione Professionale (IUFFP) in Lugano, die Accademia della Crusca etc.

Ihre Forschungsschwerpunkte liegen im Bereich der Textlinguistik, der Varietätenlinguistik, der synchronischen und diachronischen Syntax, der informativen Struktur der Äusserung und der Didaktik des Italienischen. Was die Textlinguistik betrifft, sind ihre Interessen hauptsächlich theoretischer Natur: Ziel ist es, eine Gesamtheit an Instrumenten und Modellen der Textualität zu erarbeiten, mit Augenmerk auf die Interaktion zwischen Grammatik und Text (Syntax der Klausel, Periodensyntax, Morphologie, Interpunktion) (mehr).

Angela Ferrari ist seit Oktober 2012 Mitglied des Leitungsgremiums des Doktoratsprogramms.

Stellvertretende Vorsitzende des Leitungsgremiums

Lorenza Mondada is full professor for French and general linguistics at the University Basel since 1.1.2012. Before to come to Basel she has been full professor for Linguistics at the University Lyon2 (2001-2011) and director of the CNRS research lab ICAR (2007-2010). 

Lorenza Mondada studied at the University of Fribourg (1982-1986), worked as a teaching and research assistant at the universities of Fribourg, Neuchâtel and Lausanne, where she completed her PhD in 1994. 

In 1996, she spent a sabbatical semester in the Anthropology Department at the University of California Berkeley. From 1996 to 2001, she was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Basel, where she obtained her Habilitation in 2000. While there, she directed a SNF research project on the interactional production of knowledge in plurilingual research teams, based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork and data collection in various scientific and medical departments. During this time, she also became interested in talk at work and in workplace practices, as well as in the ways in which grammar is both a resource for interaction and emerges within its sequential organization.

In 2001 she was awarded the National Latsis Prize.

She moved to Lyon in 2001 to take up a position as Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Lyon 2. In January 2007, she was appointed Director of the ICAR Research Lab (a unit supported by CNRS, University of Lyon 2, and Ecole Nationale Supérieure). While in Lyon, she developed analyses of the linguistic and multimodal resources for the sequential organization of interaction, along with new projects on talk at work. Her scientific work has been published in the major international journals of the field, such as Journal of Pragmatics, Language in Society, Discourse Studies, Research on Language and Social Interaction, as well as in volumes edited by Cambridge University Press, De Gruyter and Benjamins. Currently she is directing an ANR project in France (CIEL Corpus International Ecologique de Langue Française), a SNF project in Switzerland (Speaking in public: Social interactions within large groups.  Contributions from a conversation analytic multimodal perspective) and she is involved in several other international projects.

Over the years, she had the occasion to spend fruitful research periods at Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1996, 2001, 2006), Universität Bielefeld (1999-2000), Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia Mexico (2003), King's College London (2004), Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Universitat Autonoma Barcelona (2004, 2006), Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Nijmegen (2005), Helsingin Yliopisto (2006), the Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies (2009-2010), Linköping University (2010, 2011, 2012) and Tokyo University (2913). In 2010, she was elected as senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF). Since 2005 she is member of the SNF Research Council (vice-president of the Division 1 since 2010) (more).

Lorenza Mondada ist seit Oktober 2012 Mitglied des Leitungsgremiums des Doktoratsprogramms.

Mitglied des Leitungsgremiums

Miriam Locher started her position as Professor for English Linguistics at the University of Basel in 2008. She works on interpersonal pragmatics, linguistic politeness, relational work, the exercise of power, disagreements, advice-giving (in health contexts) and computer-mediated communication. Currently she is working on the SNF research project Life (Beyond) Writing: Illness Narratives, the SNF research project Language and Health Online, and a project on Relational work in Facebook.

Her main publications are Power and Politeness in Action: Disagreements in Oral Communication (Mouton de Gruyter, 2004) and the edited collections of papers on Impoliteness in Language (with Derek Bousfield, Mouton, 2008), Standards and Norms of the English Language (with Jürg Strässler, Mouton, 2008) and the Handbook of Interpersonal Pragmatics (with Sage L. Graham, Mouton, 2010). Her interest in disagreements is continued with the special issue on 'Theorising Disagreement' (with Jo Angouri) in the Journal of Pragmatics (2012). Her focus on digital humanities and computer-mediated communication resulted in work on advice-giving in an American Internet advice column (Advice Online, Benjamins, 2006), two special issues on computer-mediated communication and politeness/relational work for the Journal of Politeness Research (2010) and Pragmatics (2015, co-edited with Brook Bolander and Nicole Höhn) and a number of articles on Facebook (with Brook Bolander). In 2012, the collection Advice in Discourse (with Holger Limberg, Benjamins) appeared and in 2015 the collection Narrative Matters across Disciplines in Medical Contexts (with Franziska Gygax, Benjamins) (mehr).

Miriam Locher is the administrator of the SWELL (Swiss Works in English Language and Linguistics) mailing list, which is used for the networking of all Swiss doctoral and Habilitation researchers. If you would like to join this list, send a request to her. She is a board member of SAUTE, the Swiss Association of University Teachers of English, as secretary, webmaster and delegate to the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Sie war bereits 2011 Mitglied des Leitungsgremiums des Doktoratsprogramms und hat dieses Amt im Juli 2015 erneut übernommen.

Doktorierendenvertretung im Leitungsgremium

Aline Bieri is an assistant to Prof. Miriam Locher and an instructor for proseminars I and II in English linguistics at the English Department of the University of Basel (Switzerland). She is furthermore the doctoral representative in the HPSL executive committee of the University of Basel from August 2017–July 2019.

Aline Bieri holds an M.A. in English and Biology from the University of Basel and is now currently working on her PhD project. Her PhD is entitled "Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in the Swiss Context: The linguistic challenges and implications of teaching a subject such as biology in English." Due to its specialised terminology, biology has often been considered unsuitable to be taught in a foreign language. Therefore, she is especially interested in the interface of biology as a subject and its linguistic requirements for students as well as for teachers in a CLIL and non-CLIL environment.

She is currently on a one-year research stay from September 2017–August 2018 at the Departamento de Filología Inglesa of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid under supervision of her co-supervisor Prof. Ana Llinares.

Her academic research interests in linguistics cover everything from sociolinguistics to historical linguistics to cognitive linguistics (with special emphasis on first and second language acquisition) and educational linguistics (focus on language teaching). Another major research interest in academics is the linguistics of football, where she, together with Dr. Ridvan Askin and Dr. Catherine Diederich is currently co-editing a volume entitled The Aesthetics, Poetics and Rhetoric of Soccer, to appear with Routledge in 2018 (more).

Aline Bieri ist seit Oktober 2017 Doktorierendenvertreterin des Doktoratsprogramms.


Philipp Dankel studierte Interkulturelle- Europa und Amerikastudien (B.A.) an der Universität Halle-Wittenberg und Romanistik (M.A.) an der Universität Freiburg i.Br. Nach dem Abschluss im Jahr 2009 promovierte er zu Evidentialitätsstrukturen im Andenspanisch im DFG-GRK 1624 "Frequenzeffekte" in Freiburg, betreut von Prof. Dr. Stefan Pfänder (mehr). Seit 2013 ist er als Koordinator für den Masterstudiengangs Sprache & Kommunikation und das Doktoratsprogramm Sprachwissenschaft an der Universität Basel tätig. 

Seine Forschungsinteressen liegen in den Bereichen, Sprachkontakt, Sprachwandel und Grammatikalisierung, Soziolinguistik, Evidentialität und Epistemizität, Interaktionale Linguistik und Multimodalität. Sein Hauptaugenmerk gilt dabei dem Spanischen in den Anden. Im Moment forscht er zu verschiedenen Aspekten des Sprachkontaktes im Andenraum, zum Beispiel zum Einfluss von Sprachkontakt auf Anredeformen im Spanischen von Cusco (zusammen mit Miguel Gutiérrez Maté), und im Rahmen seines Habilitationsprojektes zu Listenstrukturen in spanischen und französischen Alltagsgesprächen (mehr). 

Mit der Übernahme der Koordination für das Doktoratsprogramm Sprachwissenschaft im Januar 2013 hat Philipp Dankel eine beratende Funktion im Leitungsgremium inne.