Dr. Christian Hoffmann

Senior Lecturer
English Linguistics
Phone: +49 821 598 - 5755
Email: christian.hoffmann@philhist.uni-augsburg.de
Room: 4044 (D)
Address: Universitätsstraße 10, 86159 Augsburg

Office Hours

During term:

  • Thursdays, 10.00 - 11.30 am

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 Alice Weiß.

Curriculum Vitae


since 2010

Senior Lecturer at the University of Augsburg (Akademischer Rat)


Ph.D., University of Augsburg

2006 - 20010

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)

Select publications

(find a complete list  here)


Hoffmann, Christian. forthcoming. How to do Things with Films: The Pragmatics of Telecinematic Discourse. (Habilitation)


Hoffmann, Christian & Monika Kirner-Ludwig. Forthcoming. Telecinematic Stylistics (Advances in Stylistics Series). Bloomsbury.


Hoffmann, Christian. 2018. "On Crooked Hillaries and Dumb Trumps. The strategic use of negative evaluations in US election campaign tweets" Internet Pragmatics 1/1.


Hoffmann, Christian & Wolfram Bublitz. 2017. Pragmatics of Social Media. Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter Mouton.

Hoffmann, Christian. 2012. Cohesive Profiling. Meaning and Interaction in Personal Weblogs. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Benjamins.


Hoffmann, Christian (ed.). 2010. Narrative Revisited: Telling a Story in the Age of New Media. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Benjamins.