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Prof. Dr. phil. (em.) Hans Peters

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Campus Nord
Emil-Figge-Str. 50
44227 Dortmund

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Hans Peters was born and raised in Duisburg. He studied in Berlin (FU) and Bonn, where he graduated with an M.A. in English Language and Literature, General Linguistics, and History, in 1978. From 1979 to 1984, he was employed as a research assistant in English Linguistics at the FU Berlin, where he also received his Ph.D. in 1982. From April, 1984, to March, 1985, he was affiliated to the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, as a Postdoctoral Fellow; this was facilitated by a British Council scholarship. This period was followed by a six year spell as a Junior Lecturer in Berlin, which included his "Habilitation" in 1990. Subsequently, Hans Peters held temporary positions as professor of English Linguistics in Bayreuth, Berlin, and Greifswald, before moving to Dortmund on a permanent basis in 1994. He has chaired the department from 1996 to 1998.

In addition to his academic teaching and research, Hans Peters organises the exchange programmes that the Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik enjoys with British universities. Other activities have included the establishment of a departmental tutoring system.


Forschungsschwerpunkte Research Interests

Bedeutungswandel, Kognitive Linguistik


Forschungsprojekte Research Projects

  • Metaphern in politischen Reden
  • The lexical representations of FEAR in Englisch


Betreuung wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten Academic Supervision

Habilitation Habiliation

  • Carsten Breul, Focus Structure in Generative Grammar, 2003

Promotionen Dissertations

  • Markus Tendahl, A hybrid theory of metaphor: Relevance theory and cognitive linguistics, 2006.
  • Derzeit sechs weitere laufende Projekte.


Lehrveranstaltungen Courses

  • Beschreibungsebenen des Englischen
  • englische Sprachgeschichte
  • regionale und soziale Varietäten des Englischen
  • Pragmatik und Diskursanalyse
  • Kognitive Linguistik