• Univ.-Professor of English Linguistics, Saarland University, retired
  • Research specializations include conversation, narrative and pragmatics with a focus on spoken language, with particular attention to storytelling in everyday talk and verbal humor.
  • Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Pragmatics

Recent publications include:

Narratives of vicarious experience in speeches by Barack Obama. Narrative Inquiry 23, 2013: 282-300.  

Aggression in storytelling performance. Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict 1, 2013: 9-36.

Narratives of vicarious experience in conversation. Language in Society 42, 2013: 1-22. 

Listening practices in English conversation. Journal of Pragmatics 44, 2012: 566–576.

Remembering for narration and autobiographical memory. Language and Dialogue 2, 2012: 193-215.

Swearing in literary prose fiction and conversational narrative. Narrative Inquiry 22, 2012: 24-49.

Conversational recipe telling. Journal of Pragmatics 43, 2011: 2740-2761.
Handbook of Pragmatics, vol. 1: Theoretical Foundations, eds. W. Bublitz and N. R. Norrick. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2011.

Humor in interaction., eds. N. R. Norrick and D. Chiaro. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2nd edition, 2011.