Beatrix Busse (ICAME 41) is professor of English linguistics and Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Teaching at the University of Cologne. Beatrix studied English and history at the universities of Osnabrück and Keele. She received her doctorate in English linguistics from the University of Münster in 2004, and she obtained her Habilitation at the University of Bern in 2010. In 2011, Beatrix Busse was appointed a full professor for English linguistics at Heidelberg University. From 2013 to 2019 Beatrix Busse also held the position of Vice-Rector for Studies and Teaching at Heidelberg University. Beatrix Busse is review editor of the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics on the editorial board of the Continuum series Advances in Stylistics. Beatrix Busse’s scholarly interests include the history of English, Shakespeare studies, stylistics, corpus linguistics and language in urban space.
Susan Nacey (RaAM 2020) is a professor of linguistics and currently Vice Dean for Research at the Faculty of Education at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. She researches metaphor and other features in a wide variety of text types in English and Norwegian, especially in written and spoken learner language. She is the author of ‘Metaphors in learner English’ (John Benjamins, 2013) and recently co-edited ‘Metaphor identification in multiple languages: MIPVU around the world’ (John Benjamins, 2019).
Charlotte Taylor (CADS2020) is Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Sussex and co-editor of CADAAD Journal. She is interested in the use of language for persuasive and evaluative purposes and her current project investigates the role of memory and nostalgia in migration discourses. She is author of Mock Politeness in English and Italian (Benjamins), co-author of Persuasion in Politics (Routledge), Patterns & Meanings in Discourse (Benjamins) and co-editor of Absence and Silence in Discourse (Palgrave) and Corpus Approaches to Discourse (Routledge).
Henry Tyne (TaLC2020) lectures in applied linguistics at the University of Perpignan, France, where he is also director of the language centre. His primary research area is the acquisition of sociolinguistic variation in second language. Through his work on variation with students of French he has become interested in the potential of corpora for language learning. He is particularly interested in the use of homemade corpora and the potential for ad hoc corpus-related activities. He is a former president of the Association for French Language Studies and was a working group leader in the recent SAREP project (Cost Action 15130) chaired by Martin Howard. His publications include the first book in French on data-driven learning (co-authored with Alex Boulton, published by Didier) and a forthcoming book with Routledge on study abroad co-edited with Rosamond Mitchell.
Bodo Winter (UKCLC2020) is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Birmingham studying perceptual language and multimodal communication. He is a General Editor at the interdisciplinary journal Language & Cognition, founder of the Birmingham Statistics for Linguistics Summer School, and author of the books Statistics for Linguists (Routledge, 2019) and Sensory Linguistics (John Benjamins, 2019).