Steve Oswald

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Steve Oswald (2015-04-23)

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I was trained as a linguist, specialising in cognitive pragmatics and the study of meaning. My main affiliation is with the English Department at the University of Fribourg, where I am Senior Lecturer in English Linguistics. In addition, I also teach as a lecturer at the Institute of Language and Communication Science (University of Neuchâtel) and at the Institute of French Language and Literature (University of Bern). Prior to that, I held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Fribourg and at the University of Neuchâtel (2013-2016), as well as a fixed-term assistant-professorship in French Linguistics at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam (2010-2012). I spent my earlier academic days as a PhD student at the University of Neuchâtel (2005-2010), where I defended my PhD dissertation in December 2010. My current areas of research lie at the interface between (cognitive) pragmatics, linguistics, cognitive psychology, argumentation theory and discourse analysis and are broadly concerned with the relationship between language and beliefs. After my PhD research, which was devoted to the pragmatics of uncooperative communication, I have taken a strong interest in the study of argumentative practices, which I approach from four complementary perspectives: theoretical, methodological, empirical and experimental.

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