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Dr. Anna Islentyeva




Habelschwerdter Allee 45
Room JK 29/223
14195 Berlin
(030) 838464425

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My teaching experience includes a broad spectrum of courses ranging from introductory (Introduction to Linguistics) and intermediate (History of English; Levels of Linguistic Analysis: Lexical Semantics, Metaphor and Metonymy) to advanced levels (Sociolinguistics & Varieties of English and Discourse Analysis: Ideology and Identity in Various Genres). I also offer research colloquia that are designed to allow students of linguistics to develop their projects.

My scientific interests include semantics, in particular conceptual metaphor, (critical) discourse studies and sociolinguistics. I am interested in research that places a special emphasis on the social aspects of language and examines ideologically relevant linguistic patterns in different types of discourses. My current research projects address media discourses surrounding European migration following the EU Referendum, as well as representations of Europe and Britain in the British media.

Islentyeva, Anna. 2020. A Corpus-Based Analysis of Ideological Bias: Migration in the British Press. London & New York: Routledge.

Islentyeva, Anna. In press.  On the Front Line in the Fight against the Virus: Conceptual Framing and War Patterns in Political Discourse. Yearbook of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association.

Islentyeva, Anna. 2019. The Europe of Scary Metaphors: The Voices of the British in the Right-Wing Press. Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik. 67(3): 209–229

Islentyeva, Anna. 2018. The Undesirable Migrant in the British Press: Creating Bias through Language. Neuphilologische Mitteilungen. 119(2): 419-442.

Islentyeva, Anna. 2015. The English Garden under Threat. Roses and Aliens in The Daily Telegraph Editorial.  Marcus Hawel (ed.) Work in Progress. Work on Progress. Hamburg: VSA. 263–279.