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Prof. Dr. Marlies Whitehouse

Prof. Dr. Marlies Whitehouse

Prof. Dr. Marlies Whitehouse

ZHAW School of Applied Linguistics
Institute of Language Competence
Theaterstrasse 17
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 61 69

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Position at the ZHAW

Professor of Professional Literacy

Head, Word of the Year Switzerland

Head, Master's Programme Applied Linguistics

Head, Quality Management ZHAW School of Applied Linguistics


Expertise and research interests

Professional literacy; transdisciplinary text production research at the intersections of business journalism, financial analysis and financial communication; intercultural aspects in text production and text reception; writing coaching and writing training.

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

Whitehouse, M. (2014). Schreiben im Beruf am Beispiel der Finanzwirtschaft. In: FWS-Tagung, Berufliches Schreiben – Schreiben in Berufen. Conference. (6. Juni 2014). Winterthur: Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften.

Whitehouse, M., & Perrin, D. (2014). Equity analysts’ recommendations. Why they are of little use to most investors and how to make things better. In: International conference on discourse approaches to financial communication. Bridging the gap between texts and markets. Conference. (3. Februar 2014). Ascona: Centro Stefano Franscini.

Born, M., Perrin, D., & Whitehouse-Furrer, M. (2011). Collective Order. Notes on Tokyo. Köln: König.

Whitehouse-Furrer, M. (2006). Dolores Text des Monats. Zürich: Literaturhaus Zürich.

Whitehouse-Furrer, M. (2004). Japanische Lesarten von Franz Kafkas "Die Verwandlung". München: Iudicium Verlag.