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Dieter Stein


Prof. i. R. Dr. Dieter Stein
Gebäude: 23.21
Etage/Raum: 02.106
+49 211 81-12963
+49 211 81-15292


Do 10.00 h und nach Vereinbarung

Curriculum Vitae

  • A native of the Saarland/Germany
  • Degrees ("Staatsexamen") in English and Geography, University of Saarbrücken (1972)
  • Doctorate in English Linguistics at University of Saarbrücken (1975)
  • Habilitation at Technische Universität Aachen (1982)

Positions held

  • Research Position in Sonderforschungsbereich 100 funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) "Elektronische Sprachforschung" (1972 - 1975)
  • Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at Department of Translation and Interpretation. University of Heidelberg (1975-1982)
  • Professor for English Language and Linguistics (Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics) at Justus-Liebig-University of Gießen (1982 - 1990)
  • Professor for English Language and Linguistics at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (1990)
  • Scientific Communications Advisor, Max-Planck-Society, Max Planck Digital Library Munich (from 2012)
  • University of Bonn, English Department, Professor for English Linguistics (2013/14)
  •  Lehrbeauftragter University of Cologne, English Department (2014-2016)
  • Profesor colaborador honorífico Universidad de Alicante (from 2016)
  • Gastprofessur: Law School University of California at Los Angeles, UCLA (2018)

Several terms as Chairman and Dean

Former president International Society for Historical Linguistics

President International Language and Law Society

Invited Scholar

  • Dept. of Linguistics, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Dept. of Linguistics, University of California at Berkeley
  • Dept. of English, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • Dept. of Linguistics, Stanford University



  • Universities of Naples (European Masters Program)
  • Milwaukee (Department Linguistics)
  • Madison (Department of English and Linguistics)
  • University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver, English Department
  • UBC Vancouver (English Department)
  • University of Alicante (Institute of Criminology)
  • University of Alicante (English Department)
  • Central China Normal University Wuhan (2017 and 2017) (English Department)
  • University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Law School (Scheduled 2018)
  • China University of Politics and Law
  • Linguistic Institute (Davis) Linguistic Society of America

Current Research Interests

  • Language Development
  • Language and Law (Legal Linguistics)
  • Forensic Linguistics
  • Discourse and Syntax

Editorial Activities

  • Founding editor and member of the editorial board  of "Language@Internet"
  • Editor-in-chief of the Linguistic Society of America's digital publication portal "eLanguage"
  • Member Editorial Board "Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge". Ed. J. Renn, R. Schlögl, B.F. Schutz
  • Advisory board '"Language Science Press"
  • Editor (with Janet Giltrow, UBC) DeGruyter/Mouton Series “Foundations of Law and Language”.

Conferences organized (selection)

Organization of a number of international conferences, including the 13th International Conference on Historical Linguistics (Düsseldorf, 1997), the Colloquium on "Subjectivity and Subjectivisation in Language" (St. Catherine's College, Cambridge, UK, 1992), Colloquium on "Syntax and Varieties: the Syntax of Dialects and Standard Languages" (Düsseldorf, 1995), Joint Linguistic Summer School by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft and the Linguistic Society of America at Düsseldorf on "Formal and Functional Linguistics" (2002), International Conference on Language and Law, together with UCLA and Duesseldorf University Law Schools (2006) at Düsseldorf. Berlin 6 Open Access conference (2008). Annual Meeting Linguistic Society of America, Baltimore 6 - 9 Januar 2011, Symposium on "Electronic Publishing in Linguistics: Challenges and Opportunities", with Janet Giltrow, English Dept. UBC Vancouver, BC, Canada „The pragmatic turn. Interpretation and inference in legal discourse.” July 2014, Workshop on “Forensic linguistics: new procedures and standards” with Chaski (Washington), Kniffka (Bonn) and Guillén Nieto (Alicante) , as part of the International Language and Law Conference (ILLA) , Freiburg University, 6-8 Sept. 2017, Workshop “Pragmatics in the Law”, 4th Meeting American Pragmatics Association (AMPRA) Albany, NY, 2-4 Nov. 2018

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