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Prof. Dr. Ulla Kleinberger

Prof. Dr. Ulla Kleinberger

Prof. Dr. Ulla Kleinberger

ZHAW School of Applied Linguistics
Institute of Translation and Interpreting
Theaterstrasse 15c
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 62 07

Personal profile

Management role

Head, Applied Discourse Studies research area

Position at the ZHAW

Professor of Applied Discourse Studies
Board member of the School of Applied Linguistics, delegee for Research and Develpment

Expertise and research interests

Text linguistics, conversation analysis, semantics and pragmatics, multilingualism, media linguistics, discourse analysis, methods of (applied) linguistics.
Professional communication, organizational communication, intra-company communication in monolingual and multilingual contexts, health communication, language for children, young people and the elderly.

Educational background

- Associate Professor, University of Zurich (since 2006)
- Habilitation, University of Zurich (2000)
- Dr. phil., University of Zurich (1992)
- Studies in German Linguistics and Literature, French Literature and Germanic Languages at the University of Zurich (1984-1990)

Professional milestones

Academic engagement:

Lecturer/professor at various domestic and foreign universities and colleges since 1993:
- University of Basel (2004-2007; 2011)
- University of Zurich (1990-1993; 1995-2006; 2007- ongoing)
- Università della Svizzera italiana in Lugano (1998-2004)
- Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (2001-2002)

- University of Kassel (2006-2008)
- Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck (2006)
- Helsingin Yliopisto/University of Helsinki (2005)
- Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg (1995)
- University of California at Berkeley (1993-1994)

Other professional activities:

- University of Zurich, Co-Project Manager UniVerS, SAP Implementation at the Faculty of Arts, 2002 - 2006
- Kantonsschule Zürich Oberland, high school German teacher, 1990 -1992/2000
- University of Zurich, German Department, Linguistics Department, Institute and Chair Secretariat, administrative assistant, 1986 -1990
- Grands Magasins Jelmoli SA, Zurich, saleswoman, 1985/1986
- La Boite AG, Zurich Airport, saleswoman, 1984/1985
- Brüel & Kjær (Schweiz) AG, electronic measuring instruments for acoustics and vibration, commercial clerk, 1984/1985
- Brüel & Kjær (France) AG, Electronic Measuring Instruments for Acoustics and Vibration, Stage/Commercial Clerk in Mennecy (Paris), 1983/1984
- Migros Cooperative Zurich, Cashier, 1982/1983

Membership of networks



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Books and monographs, peer-reviewed
Book parts, peer-reviewed
Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Other publications
Oral conference contributions and abstracts
Publications before appointment at the ZHAW