Dr. Christian Hoffmann

Senior Lecturer
English Linguistics
Phone: +49 821 598 - 5755
Room: 4044 (D)
Address: Universitätsstraße 10, 86159 Augsburg

Office Hours

During term:

  • Regular Office Hours: Thursdays, 10:00 -   11:30 am

    - Please sign up for slots in advance on my Digicampus profile page („Sprechstundentermine“).


The office hours during term break will be announced in the News-Section.


  • Erasmus Coordinator (English and American Studies)
  • Program Coordinator (Master English and American Studies)
  • Credit Transfer Coordinator (English Linguistics)

If you require help concerning the MA EAS master programme, you can also contact master tutor Lena Scharrer.

Curriculum Vitae


since 2010

Senior Lecturer at the University of Augsburg (Akademischer Rat)


Ph.D., University of Augsburg

2006 - 2010

Junior Lecturer at the University of Augsburg

2000 - 2006

University of Augsburg: Magister Artium (M.A.) in English Linguistics, French Linguistics and German as a Foreign Language (DaF)

Research interests

  • Semantics/Pragmatics
  • (Critical) Discourse Analysis
  • Corpus Stylistics
  • Telecinematic Discourse Analysis
  • Computer-Mediated Discourse Analysis


Text & Talk


Journal of Pragmatics


Pragmatics & Beyond


Discourse & Society


Internet Pragmatics (Editorial Board Member)

Current research projects

Telecinematic Stylistics (with Dr. Monika Kirner-Ludwig)


Revision of the text book "Englische Pragmatik" (ESV) (with Prof. Dr. Wolfram Bublitz)


How Hollywood speaks. A Film Corpus Project (with  Prof. Dr. Monika Bednarek)


2021 | 2019 | 2017 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008


Hoffmann, Christian R. (2021). Cut to the chase – how multimodal cohesion secures narrative orientation in film trailers. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dcm.2021.100539
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Bublitz, Wolfram & Hoffmann, Christian R. (2019). Englische Pragmatik: eine Einführung.
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Hoffmann, Christian R. & Bublitz, Wolfram (Eds.). (2017). Pragmatics of social media.
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Hoffmann, Christian R. (2013). E(-lectronic) schmoozing? A cross-generic study of compliments in blog comments.
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Hoffmann, Christian R. (2012). Book review: Andrew McKinlay and Chris McVittie, Social Psychology and Discourse, Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford, 2008; viii+ 315 pp.. https://doi.org/10.1177/1750481311435732
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Hoffmann, Christian R. (2012). Cohesive profiling: meaning and interaction in personal weblogs.
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Bublitz, Wolfram & Hoffmann, Christian R. (2012). Text and context.
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Bublitz, Wolfram & Hoffmann, Christian R. (2011). "Three men using our toilet all day without flushing – This may be one of the worst sentences I’ve ever read": quoting in CMC.
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Hoffmann, Christian R. (2010). From Monologue to Dialogue? Cohesive Interaction in Personal Weblogs.
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Hoffmann, Christian R. (2010). Introduction.
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Hoffmann, Christian R. (Ed.). (2010). Narrative revisited: telling a story in the age of new media. https://doi.org/10.1075/pbns.199
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Eisenlauer, Volker & Hoffmann, Christian R. (2010). Once upon a blog ... storytelling in weblogs.
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Hoffmann, Christian R. (2010). Rezension: Christoph Schubert, Raumkonstitution durch Sprache: Blickführung, Bildschemata und Kohäsion in Deskriptionssequenzen englischer Texte. https://doi.org/10.1515/angl.2010.039
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Eisenlauer, Volker & Hoffmann, Christian R. (2008). The metapragmatics of remediated text design. https://doi.org/10.1075/idj.16.1.02eis
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