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Richard John Alexander

em.o.Univ.Prof. Mag.Dr.phil. Richard John Alexander
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CV

1976
Dr.Phil. University of Bremen, West Germany
1974
BSc(Econ) University of London
1971
MA University of Cambridge
1969
Graduate Certificate in Education, University of London
1967
BA Modern Languages, University of Cambridge

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Classifications

  • 6604 Applied linguistics (Details)
  • 6605 English language and literature (Details)
  • 6624 Language instruction research (Details)
  • 6625 Technical language studies (Details)

Expertise

  • Applied Language Studies
  • Computer-Supported Corpus Linguistics
  • Research in Language Learning and Teaching
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Language and Ecology - Ecolinguistics
  • U.S. Economy and the World Economy
  • Business English - Text/Course Books
  • Economics in English

Activities

Membership in scientific association
  1998-2010 International Society for Humor Studies
  1995-2010 International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)
  1992-2010 European Association for Lexicography (EURALEX)
  1980-2010 British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL)
Reviewer for a scientific journal
  1995 English for Specific Purposes
Organization scientific meeting (Conference etc.)
  2009 Second WU Symposium on International Business Communication. Linguistic Approaches to Intercultural Business Communication, 11-12/6/2009, Vienna University of Economics and Business - Organiser
  2009 7. Workshop 'Interkulturelle Kommunikation und Interkulturelles Lernen', 12.-14.6.2009, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien - Organiser
Position in administration
  2004-2005 Institut für Englische Wirtschaftskommunikation, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien - Institutsvorstand

Publications

Book (monograph)

2009 Alexander, Richard John. 2009. Framing discourse on the environment. A critical discourse approach. New York and London: Routledge. (Details)
1997 Alexander, Richard. 1997. Aspects of Verbal Humour in English. Tübingen: Gunter Narr (Details)
1979 Alexander, Richard John. 1979. Elements of a Theory of Second Language Learning. Frankfurt a. Main, Bern, Las Vegas: Peter Lang Europäischer Verlag der Wissenschaften. (Details)

Journal article

2014 Alexander, Richard John, Stibbe, Arran. 2014. From the analysis of ecological discourse to the ecological analysis of discourse. Language Sciences (41): 104-110. (Details)
2013 Alexander, Richard John. 2013. Shaping and Misrepresenting Public Perceptions of Ecological Catastrophes: The BP Gulf Oil Spill. Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines (CADAAD) 7 (1): 1-18. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 2013. Three in a row: or, from evaluative lexis to conjugating adjectives. AAA –Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 38 (2): 203-211. (Details)
2006 Alexander, Richard John. 2006. Can international business English teaching be culturally neutral in an age of corporate globalization?. Fremdsprachen lehren und lernen (35): 1-16. (Details)
2003 Alexander, Richard J.. 2003. Resisting imposed metaphors of value: Vandana Shiva's role in supporting Third World agriculture. metaphorik.de, 04/2003, 1-24 (Details)
2000 Alexander, Richard J.. 2000. Is there a place for humorous language in the teaching of business English?. BESIG Business Issues 3/00, 3-5, ISSN: 1026-4272 (Details)
1996 Alexander, Richard. 1996. Teaching International Business English. English Language Teaching News 28, February 1996, 25-26 (Details)
1992 Alexander, Richard John. 1992. Fixed expressions, phraseology and language teaching: A sociosemiotic perspective. Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 3 (3): 238-249. (Details)
1991 Alexander, Richard John. 1991. Hopes and Fears of a Corpus Linguist, or: the sad but edifying tale of a corpus search for Fixed Expressions . Computer Corpora des Englischen (CCE Newsletter 5 (1+2) 1-12. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John, Plein, Ursula. 1991. Pairing Up: Didactic and Contrastive Considerations Irreversible Binomials in German and English . Die Neueren Sprachen 90 (5): 467-481. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1991. Teaching Business English for Communication. Zielsprache Englisch 1991 (4): 9-14. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1991. How specific should English for Business Purposes be?. Pluridicta (20): 1-15. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1991. International Business English in a European Context: Exigencies, Examinations and Exercises. IATEFL BESIG Newsletter 3/91 5-11. (Details)
1990 Alexander, Richard John. 1990. Some culturo-linguistic collocations in English and their affective networks. Grazer linguistische Studien (33/34): 5-26. (Details)
1988 Alexander, Richard John. 1988. Examining the spoken English of students of European business studies: purposes, problems and perspectives . System (16): 41-47. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1988. An Applied Linguistic Look at Some Aspects of the Pragmatics of Natural Discourse. ELR Journal (New Series The University of Birmingham) 2 61-77. (Details)
1987 Alexander, Richard John. 1987. Problems in understanding and teaching idiomaticity in English . Anglistik und Englischunterricht (32): 105-122. (Details)
1986 Alexander, Richard John. 1986. Article headlines in The Economist. An analysis of puns, allusions and metaphors. Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 11 (2): 159-177. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1986. Doing it — in a manner of speaking: investigations into a punner’s plaything. Grazer linguistische Studien (25): 9-21. (Details)
1985 Alexander, Richard John. 1985. Phraseological and pragmatic deficits in advanced learners of English: problems of vocabulary learning?. Die Neueren Sprachen 84 (6): 613-621. (Details)
1984 Alexander, Richard John. 1984. British comedy and humour. Social and cultural background. Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik (9): 63-83. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1984. Fixed expressions in English: reference books and the teacher. ELT Journal (English Language Teaching Journal) (38): 127-134. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1984. Verbal humour and variation in English. Sociolinguistic notes on a variety of jokes. Beiträge zur Fremdsprachenvermittlung aus dem Konstanzer Sprachlehrinstitut 1984 (14): 53-63. (Details)
1983 Alexander, Richard John, Lakoff, George. 1983. 8th International Linguistic Symposium at Trier University, Cognitive Linguistics. Report. BAAL Newsletter (18): 15-17. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1983. Catch phrases rule O.K. Allusive puns analyzed. Grazer linguistische Studien (20): 9-30. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1983. Catch phrases rule O.K. Allusive puns analyzed. L.A.U.T., Series B Paper (89): 1-25. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1983. Communicative syllabuses and communicatively oriented textbooks: the theory and practice in adult English teaching in the Federal Republic of Germany. L.A.U.T., Series B Paper (90): 1-23. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1983. Metaphors, connotations, allusions: some thoughts on the language-culture connexion in learning English as a foreign language. L.A.U.T., Series B Paper (91): 1-22. (Details)
1982 Alexander, Richard John. 1982. 6th International Congress of Applied Linguistics(AILA) . Englisch-Amerikanische Studien 1, 2/ (82): 252-253. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1982. Language acquisition in the context of the language varieties discussion. Englisch-Amerikanische Studien 1, 2/ (82): 118-126. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1982. Verbal humour: its implications for the second language teacher and learner . Grazer linguistische Studien (17/18): 7-16. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1982. Vocabulary assimilation and the advanced learner of English: a brief survey of the issues. Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 7 (1): 59-75. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1982. What’s in a four-letter word? Word meaning in English and second language learning. Die Neueren Sprachen 81 (2): 219-224. (Details)
1981 Alexander, Richard John. 1981. A linguistic angle on English jokes: Humour materials for advanced English teaching. Beiträge zur Fremdsprachenvermittlung aus dem Konstanzer Sprachlehrinstitut 9 / (1981): 3-16. (Details)
1980 Alexander, Richard John. 1980. A learning-to-learn perspective on reading in a foreign language. System 8 113-119. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1980. Case studies in language use: Case Study 5: Expressing Dissatisfaction. Englisch-Amerikanische Studien (1/80): 73-75. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1980. Case studies in language use: Case Study 7: Making a complaint . Englisch-Amerikanische Studien (3/80): 408-411. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1980. Creole language studies and the Caribbean — a review article. Gulliver 8 88-96. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1980. English verbal humour and second language learning. L.A.U.T., Series B Paper (60): 1-40. (Details)
1979 Alexander, Richard John. 1979. Fixed expressions in English: A linguistic, psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic and didactic study, (Part 1) . Anglistik und Englischunterricht 6/ (1978): 171-188. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1979. Fixed expressions in English: A linguistic, psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic and didactic study, (Part 2 . Anglistik und Englischunterricht 7/ (1979): 181-202. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1979. V. International Congress of Applied Linguistics - Congress Report. Englisch-Amerikanische Studien 1/79 126-128. (Details)
1978 Alexander, Richard John. 1978. What use is a theory of language which excludes a theory of language use?. Linguistische Berichte 57/78 1-13. (Details)
1974 Alexander, Richard John. 1974. The study of language acquisition and its implications for the foreign language teacher . Linguistische Berichte (29/74): 64-69. (Details)
1973 Alexander, Richard John. 1973. Towards a multidisciplinary view of language: Some biolinguistic reflections. Linguistische Berichte (25/73): 1-21. (Details)

Chapter in edited volume

2011 Alexander, Richard John. 2011. 'If money isn't loosened up, this sucker could go down.' How people in high places talk about financial crises. In: Current Trends in LSP Research. Aims and Methods, Hrsg. Margrethe Petersen and Jan Engberg, 61-82. Bern, etc.: Peter Lang. (Details)
2008 Alexander, Richard John. 2008. Is the use of English in science and scholarship a way of interpreting the world or is it contributing to changing the world?. In: English in Academia. Catalyst or Barrier?, Hrsg. Claus Gnutzmann, 45-57. Tübingen: Gunter Narr. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 2008. ‘International’ programmes in the German-speaking world and englishization: A critical analysis. In: Realizing Content and Language Integration in Higher Education. Selected peer-reviewed papers from the ICLHE 2006 Conference. Electronic book, available online: http://arno.unimaas.nl/show.cgi?fid=12521, Hrsg. Robert Wilkinson and Vera Zegers, Maastricht: Maastricht University Language Centre. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 2008. "How the anti-green movement and its ‘friends’ use language to construct the world". In: Language, Signs and Nature: Ecolinguistic Dimensions of Environmental Discourse. Studies in Honour of Alwin Fill, Hrsg. Martin Döring, Hermine Penz and Wilhelm Trampe, 127-142. Tübingen: Stauffenburg Verlag Brigitte Narr GmbH. (Details)
2007 Alexander, Richard John. 2007. How ‘intercultural’ can a lingua franca really be? Some remarks on ‘international business English’. In: Sprache und Diskurs in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft: Interkulturelle Perspektiven, Hrsg. Doleschal, Ursula, Tilman Reuther and Edgar Hofmann, 9-21. Bern et al.: Peter Lang. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 2007. Parallels and paradoxes in the englishized ‘construction’ of contemporary globalizing environmental discourse . In Sustaining Language. Essays in Applied Ecolinguistics, Hrsg. Fill, Alwin & Penz, Hermine, 29-45. Wien & Berlin: Lit. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 2007. ‘Mortgage repayments’ is more than a phrase: the cultural content of Business English phraseology. In New Directions in LSP Teaching. (= Linguistic Insights), Hrsg. Jan Engberg, Marianne Grove Ditlevsen, Peter Kastberg & Martin Stegu , 207-229. Bern et al.: Peter Lang Europäischer Verlag der Wissenschaften. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 2007. Can Can-Dos do anything to improve tertiary level ESP curricula? . In Current Developments in English for Academic, Specific and Occupational Purposes, Hrsg. Mark Krzanowski, 116-132. Canterbury: IATEFL, (ESPSIG). (Details)
2006 Alexander, Richard John. 2006. Environmental Issues, Third World Agriculture and Multinationals: Who Pays the Price?. In Ecosemiotics. Umwelt- und Entwicklungskommunikation, Hrsg. Hess-Lüttich, Ernest, 231-258. Basel/Tübingen: Francke. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 2006. Wording the world: The 2000 BBC Reith Lectures as an index of ecological progress or regression? . In Ecosemiotics. Umwelt- und Entwicklungskommunikation, Hrsg. Hess-Lüttich, Ernest, 105-123. Basel/Tübingen : Francke. (Details)
2004 Alexander, Richard John. 2004. Teaching and learning via or through the medium of a foreign language: Can it be said to inhibit or enhance learning? . In Integrating Content and Language: Meeting the challenge of multilingual higher education, Hrsg. Wilkinson, Robert, 561-566. Maastricht: Maastricht University Press. (Details)
2003 Alexander, R.. 2003. G.lobal L.anguages O.ppress B.ut A.re L.iberating, too: the Dialectics of English. In: Mair, Christian, Hrg.:) The Politics of English as a World Language. New Horizons in Postcolonial Cultural Studies. Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, pp. 87-95 (Details)
  Alexander, Richard J.. 2003. The Politics of English as a World Language. New Horizons in Postcolonial Cultural Studies. In: Mair, Christian (ed.): G.lobal L.anguages O.ppress B.ut A.re L.iberating, too: the Dialectics of English. 87-95, Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi (Details)
2002 Alexander, Richard J.. 2002. Everyone is talking about 'sustainable development'. Can they all mean the same thing? Computer discourse analysis of ecological texts. In: Fill, Alwin, Hermine Penz and Wilhelm Trampe (eds.): Colourful Green Ideas. Frankfurt a. Main: Peter Lang Verlag, 239-254 (Details)
2000 Alexander, Richard J.. 2000. The framing of ecology: some remarks on the relation between language and economics. In: Kettemann, Bernhard, Penz, Hermine (eds.): ECOnstructing Language, Nature and Society. The Ecolinguistic Project Revisited. Essays in Honour of Alwin Fill. 173-190, Tübingen: Stauffenberg Verlag, ISBN 3 86057 658 5 (Details)
1999 Alexander, Richard. 1999. Business English in Europe: Student Requirements and Course Delivery. In: Hewings, Martin, Nickerson, Catherine (eds.): Business English: Research into Practice. Review of English Language Teaching. 3-13, Harlow: Longman in association with the British Council (Details)
  Alexander, Richard. 1999. The recent English-register of economics and its present importance for world commerce and trade in the late 20th century. In: Hoffmann, L., H. Kalverkämper, H.E. Wiegand (eds.): Fachsprachen. Languages for Special Purposes. Ein internationales Handbuch zur Fachsprachenforschung und Terminologiewissenschaft. 2. Halbband, 1466-1472, Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter (Details)
1998 Alexander, Richard. 1998. Content with business English? Curriculum developments and current focuses in tertiary education. In: Rainer, Franz, Stegu, Martin (Hrsg.): Wirtschaftssprache. Anglistische, germanistische, romanistische und slawistische Beiträge. Gewidmet Peter Schifko zum 60. Geburtstag. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 273-84 (Details)
  Alexander, Richard. 1998. Nine angles on the culture-language mesh and their implications for TESOL. In: Boeder, Winfried, Schroeder, Christoph, Wagner, Karl Heinz, Wildgen, Wolfgang (eds.): Sprache in Raum und Zeit. In memoriam Johannes Bechert. Bd 2. Beiträge zur empirischen Sprachwissenschaft. Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 155-165 (Details)
1997 Alexander, Richard. 1997. The recent register of economics. Article No 163. In: H. Steger and H. E. Wiegand (eds): Fachsprachen. Languages for Special Purposes. Ein internationales Handbuch zur Fachsprachenforschung und Terminologiewissenschaft. Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter (Details)
1996 Alexander, Richard. 1996. Intercultural discourse and negotiation strategies: International Business English as a Lingua Franca?. In: E. Ambos and I. Winter (eds): Interkulturelle Dimension der Fremdsprachenkompetenz. Arbeitskreis der Sprachenzentren, Sprachlehrinstitute und Fremdspracheninstitute (AKS). Bochum: AKS-Verl., 342-360 (Details)
  Alexander, Richard. 1996. The status of verbal humour in Britain. In: G. Paton, C. Powell and S. Wagg (eds): The Social Faces of Humour: Issues and Practices. Aldershot: Arena, 63-87 (Details)
1991 Alexander, Richard John. 1991. Interaktive Lexikologie . In Betriebslinguistik und Linguistikbetrieb. Akten des 24. Linguistischen Kolloquium, Universität Bremen, 4-6. September 1989, Hrsg. Eberhard Klein, Françoise Pouradier-Duteil und Karl Heinz Wagner, 183-190. Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1991. Hopes and Fears of a Corpus Linguist, or: the sad but edifying tale of a corpus search for Fixed Expressions. In Computer & Sprache, Hrsg. Mark P. Lines & Josef Wallmannsberger, 178-189. Innsbruck: Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Kulturwissenschaft Anglistische Reihe Band 3. (Details)
1990 Alexander, Richard John. 1990. 1990 Can you actively teach ‘Business English’, assuming it exists? . In Effective Teaching and Learning. 1989 Milan Conference Organised by The British Council, Hrsg. David Hill & Susan Holden , 88-90. Milan: Modern English Publications in association with The British Council. (Details)
1989 Alexander, Richard John. 1989. Fixed expressions, idioms and collocations revisited. In Beyond Words. British Studies in Applied Linguistics 4, Hrsg. Meara, Paul, 15-24. London: CILT. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1989. Wording, Meaning, Acting: On Situating Using Language . In Sprache in Situation. Eine Zwischenbilanz, Hrsg. Scherer, Hans, 272-290. Bonn: Romanistischer Verlag. (Details)
1973 Alexander, Richard John, Speight, S.. 1973. How English are the English books?. In Lehrwerkkritik — ein Neuansatz, Hrsg. Heuer, H. & Müller, R.M., 66-80. Dortmund: Lensing. (Details)

Edited book (editorship)

1996 Alexander, Richard Bang, J. Chr., Door, J., Fill, A. , Verhagen, F. (eds.). 1996. Language and Ecology: Eco-Linguistics. Problems, Theories and Methods. AILA '96, Jyväskylä, Finland. Essays for the AILA 1996 Symposium. Odense: Odense University (Details)

Contribution to conference proceedings

2009 Alexander, Richard John. 2009. Does englishization (aka ‘internationalization’) spell the end of European linguistic diversity in research and teaching at universities?. In The LED 2007 Conference Proceedings CD, Hrsg. LED (Language, Education and Diversity), 3-16. University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand: Paardekooper and Associates (Conference Organiser). (Details)
2005 Alexander, Richard John. 2005. A candid assessment of can do statements and LSP syllabuses . In Proceedings LSP 2003 'Communication, Culture, Knowledge', Hrsg. University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. Website LSP 2003 at University of Surrey, Guildford, UK: (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 2005. Can Can-Dos do anything to improve tertiary level ESP curricula?. In IATEFL 2005. Cardiff Conference Selections, Hrsg. Beaven, Briony, 143-145. Canterbury: (Details)
2002 Alexander, R.. 2002. Concordancing and the teaching of vocabulary and phraseology of business English. In Koskela, M., Laurén, Ch., Nordmann, M. and Pilke, N. (eds) Porta Scientiae. Lingua specialis I-II. Proceedings from the 13th European Symposium on LSP. University of Vaasa: Vaasa/Vasa (Finland), pp. 597-609. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard J.. 2002. Getting to there from here: What is the place of oral proficiency in tertiary level business English? In: Eva Lambertsson Björk (ed.): Life-long Learning in Business and Industry: Information and Communication Technology (ICT). 7-23, Halden: Høgskolen i Østfold, ISBN 82-7825-093-6 (ENCoDe 2001. Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference of ENCoDe 5-7 July 2001 at Østfold University College, Halden, Norway) (Details)
  Alexander, Richard J.. 2002. How 'worldly' can and should oral proficiency assessment in tertiary level Business English get?. In: Gibson, Robert, Bennett, John (eds.): Internationalizing Business - Best Practice in International Communication Training. Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of ENCoDe 20-22 June 2002 at Munich, Germany, 1-12, University of St. Gallen (Details)
2001 Alexander, Richard J.. 2001. Benchmarks for oral assessment of tertiary level content-based business English?. In: Pulverness, Alan (ed.): IATEFL 2001. Brighton Conference Selections. Whitstable: IATEFL, 78-9 (Details)
1999 Alexander, Richard. 1999. An English professor's perspective on the business of verbal humour and the humour of business. 1999 International Humour Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies. Holy Names College, Oakland, California, USA, 29 June-3 July 1999 (Details)
  Alexander, Richard. 1999. Ecological commitment in business: a computer-corpus-based critical discourse analysis. In: J. Verschueren (ed), Language and Ideology: Selected Papers from the 6th International Pragmatics Conference, Vol. 1., 14-24, Antwerp: International Pragmatics Association (Details)
1998 Alexander, Richard. 1998. Caught in a global English trap or liberated by a lingua franca? Unravelling some aims, claims and dilemmas of the English teaching profession. International conference on teaching and learning English as a global language: Native and non-native perspectives. Technische Universität Braunschweig, 22-24 June 1998 (Details)
  Alexander, Richard. 1998. Ecological commitment in business: a computer-corpus-based critical discourse analysis. 6th International Pragmatics Conference. Reims, France, 19-24 July 1998 (Details)
  Alexander, Richard. 1998. Fixed expressions in Learners' dictionaries of English: spoilt for choice. EURALEX '98. University of Liége, Belgium, 4-8 August 1998 (Details)
  Alexander, Richard. 1998. Fixed expressions in Learners´ dictionaries of English: spoilt for choice?. In: Thierry Fontenelle, Philippe Hiligsmann, Archibald Michiels, Andre Moulin, Siegfried Theissen (eds.), Actes/Proceedings EURALEX 98. University of Liege: English and Dutch Departments, 535-543 (Details)
1997 Alexander, Richard. 1997. Phraseology as a Frame for English Learning and Teaching. Guest lecture at the Department of English, Universität Klagenfurt, 10 June 1997 (Details)
  Alexander, Richard. 1997. The framing of ecology: some remarks on the relation between language and economics. GAL-Jahrestagung. Bielefeld, Germany, 24-27 September 1997 (Details)
1996 Alexander, Richard. 1996. Business English for Intermediate Students. 11th AILA International Congress of Applied Linguistics, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, 4-9 August 1996 (Details)
  Alexander, Richard. 1996. Content-based Business English Curricula: Retrospective reflections, current considerations and prospective proposals on English for business and academic purposes in European higher education. ELT Links British Council/IATEFL SIG Symposium, University of Vienna, Austria, 26-28 September 1996 (Details)
  Alexander, Richard. 1996. How teaching English for specific purposes (especially Business English) is affected by evolving models of language. 27th BAAL Annual Meeting, Swansea University, UK, 9-11 September 1996 (Details)
  Alexander, Richard. 1996. Integrating the ecological perspective: Some linguistic self-reflexions. In Fill, Alwin (ed.): Sprachökologie und Ökolinguistik, Klagenfurt Symposion 27-28 October 1995, Tübingen: Stauffenberg, 131-148 (Details)
  Alexander, Richard. 1996. Introduction to the Symposium 'Language and Ecology': Past, Present and Future. AILA Symposium on Language and Ecology-Ecolinguistics. 11th AILA International Congress of Applied Linguistics, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, 4-9 August, 1996 (Details)
  Alexander, Richard. 1996. Introduction to the Symposium 'Language and Ecology': Past, Present and Future. In: J. Chr. Bang, J. Door, R. J. Alexander, A. Fill and F. Verhagen, (eds): Language and Ecology: Eco-Linguistics. Problems, Theories and Methods. Essays for the AILA '96 Symposium, 17-25 (Details)
1995 Alexander, Richard. 1995. Integrating the ecological perspective: Some linguistic (self-) reflexions. 23rd Jahrestagung der österreichischen Linguisten, Klagenfurt, 26-29 October 1995 (Details)
  Alexander, Richard. 1995. Teaching International Business English. IATEFL-BESIG Conference, Graz, 17-19 November, 1995 (Details)
  Alexander, Richard. 1995. Ten Provocative and Paradoxical Propositions on LSP Teaching. 10th LSP Symposium, Vienna, 31 August 1995 (Details)
1994 Alexander, Richard. 1994. Intercultural discourse and negotiation strategies: International Business English as a Lingua Franca?. AKS-Tagung, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, 24-27 February 1994 (Details)
  Alexander, Richard. 1994. Names, Fixed Expressions and Learning English: Some Culturo-Linguistic Concerns. International Symposium on Phraseology, University of Leeds, UK, 17 -21 April 1994 (Details)
1993 Alexander, Richard. 1993. Breaking out of the cage: English and German verbal humour in a sociosemiotic perspective. Humor 93 Conference, Luxembourg, 30 September-3 October 1993 (Details)
  Alexander, Richard. 1993. Introduction to the Aims of the Symposium, Work So Far and Some Ecolinguistic Principles to Pursue. In: Alexander, Bang and Door (eds): Symposium on Ecolinguistics. Problems, Theories and Methods. AILA '93, 9-13 August, 21-30. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard, Bang, J. Chr., Door, J. (eds.). 1993. Papers for the Symposium on Ecolinguistics. Problems, Theories and Methods. AILA '93 Amsterdam. Odense: Odense University (Details)
1992 Alexander, Richard John. 1992. Fixed expressions, idioms and phraseology in recent English learner’s dictionaries . In EURALEX Proceedings I-II, Part I, Hrsg. H.Tommola & Krista Varantola, Tarja Salmi-Tolonen & Jürgen Schopp, 35-42. Tampere, Finland: (Details)
1990 Alexander, Richard John. 1990. Can you actively teach ‘Business English’, assuming it exists?. In In David Hill & Susan Holden (eds) Effective Teaching and Learning. 1989 Milan Conference, Hrsg. Organised by The British Council, London, 88-90. London: Modern English Publications in association with The British Council . (Details)
1988 Alexander, Richard John. 1988. Collocations and Knowledge Networks in English. In Angewandte Linguistik und Computer. Kongreßberichte der 18. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Angewandte Linguistik, Gal e.V, Hrsg. Spillner, B., 142-143. Tübingen: Gunter Narr. (Details)
1983 Alexander, Richard John. 1983. How authentic can (and should) "authentic" texts be? . In Texte in Sprachwissenschaft, Sprachunterricht und Sprachtherapie. Kongreßberichte der 13. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Angewandte Linguistik, Gal e.V, Hrsg. Kühlwein, W., 87-88. Tübingen: Gunter Narr. (Details)
1978 Alexander, Richard John. 1978. Lernprobleme für Englischsprechende im Deutschen: Bericht über eine Fallstudie . In Materialien Deutsch als Fremdsprache Bd. 9: "Kontrastivität — Fehleranalyse — Unterrichtspraxis DaF" -Beiträge und Materialien der Jahrestagung Bremen, Hrsg. Arbeitskreis Deutsch als Fremdsprache beim DAAD (AKDaF), 121-135. Regensburg: Arbeitskreis Deutsch als Fremdsprache biem DAAD (AKDaF). (Details)

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2010 Alexander, Richard John. 2010. Framing Discourse on the Environment. A Critical Discourse Approach. 20. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Humanökologie, Sommerhausen am Main, Deutschland, 6.-8.5.2010. (Details)
2009 Alexander, Richard John. 2009. Content Matters in ESP. 43th IATEFL Conference, Cardiff, Wales, Großbritannien, 31/3/2009-4/4/2009. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 2009. On the effects of global languages of science on local practices of ‘doing science’. 42nd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE) ‘Global Languages, Local Languages’, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa, Lissabon, Portugal, 9-13 September 2009. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 2009. ‘If money isn’t loosened up, this sucker could go down.’ How people in high places talk about financial crises. 17th European Symposium LSP 2009, Aarhus School of Economics, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Dänemark, 17/8/2009-21/8/2009. (Details)
2008 Alexander, Richard John. 2008. Globalization, Englishization in Europe, English in Academia: the end of cultural, scholarly and linguistic diversity? AILA symposium 2008 Essen The potential of linguistic diversity in Europe, Essen, Deutschland, 28 August 2008. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 2008. The case for English as a lingua franca in academia: Agentive or Instrumental? 1st International Conference on English as a Lingua Franca - ELF Forum, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finnland, 7 March 2008. (Details)
2007 Alexander, Richard John. 2007. A phraseological take on ‘freedom’ in a globalizing world . Paper given at 16th European Symposium LSP 2007, Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Deutschland, 27 August 2007. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 2007. Does englishization (aka ‘internationalization’) spell the end of European linguistic diversity in research and teaching at universities? . Paper given at 2nd Language, Education, Diversity (LED) Conference, University of Waikato, Hamilton, Neuseeland, 24 November 2007. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 2007. Some phraseological issues in teaching English for business purposes in the German-speaking world . Invited guest lecture given at research seminar at School of Language Studies and Linguistics, Victoria University, Wellington, Neuseeland, 30 November 2007. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 2007. When LSP met CEF. Paper given at 16th European Symposium LSP 2007, Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Deutschland, 27 August 2007. (Details)
2006 Alexander, Richard John. 2006. Language and content integration in European HE: Can documents like the Common European Framework of Reference help? . Pre-Conference Event (PCE) "Integrating Content & Language in Higher Education", ICLHE 2006 Conference, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, Niederlande, 28 June 2006. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 2006. The Council of Europe’s Framework of Reference for Languages and higher education language syllabuses. Invited guest lecture at Department of Languages and Communication, Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki, Finnland, 17 March 2006. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 2006. ‘International’ programmes in the German-speaking world and englishization: A critical analysis. Paper at "Integrating Content & Language in Higher Education", ICLHE 2006 Conference, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, Niederlande, 1 July 2006. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 2006. Is the use of English in science and scholarship a way of interpreting the world or is it contributing to changing the world?. Invited guest lecture, Ringvorlesung WS 06/07, English in academia: catalyst or barrier? Department of English Studies, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Deutschland, 24. November 2006. (Details)
2005 Alexander, R.. 2005. 'Mortgage repayments' is more than a phrase: the cultural content of Business English phraseology. LSP 2005, Universität Bergamo, Italien (29.8. - 2.9.2005) (Details)
  Alexander, R.. 2005. Can Can-Dos do anything to improve tertiary level ESP curricula?. IATEFL International Conference, Cardiff, Wales, Großbritannien (5.4. - 9.4.2005) (Details)
  Alexander, R.. 2005. Does global communication inevitably imply 'englishization'?. LGC 2005 (Language and Global Communication Conference), Cardiff University, Wales, Großbritannien (7.7. - 9.7.2005) (Details)
  Alexander, R.. 2005. Language and content integration in ESP tests and examinations: dilemmas or solutions?. ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe), 2nd International Conference 'Language Assessment in a Multilingual Context: Attaining Standards, Sustaining Diversity', DBB Forum Berlin, Deutschland (19.5. - 21.5.2005) (Details)
  Alexander, R.. 2005. Parallels and paradoxes in the englishized 'construction' of contemporary globalizing environmental discourse. Symposion Angewandte Ökolinguistik (Austrian Conference of Linguists), Universität Graz, Österreich (29.10. - 30.10.2005) (Details)
2004 Alexander, R.. 2004. Englishization in Europe in teh (dis-)service of people or profit?. "Language and the future of Europe: ideologies, policies and practices" International Conference, University of Southampton, Großbritannien (8.7. - 10.7.2004) (Details)
  Alexander, R.. 2004. Is englishization reconfiguring or disfiguring the linguistic landscape of Europe?. 37th BAAL Annual Meeting "Reconfiguring Europe - The Contribution of Applied Linguistics", King's College, University of London, Großbritannien (9.9. - 11.9.2004) (Details)
2003 Alexander, R.. 2003. Environmental Issues, Third World Agriculture and Multinationals: Who Pays the Price?. 'Das Verbindende der Kulturen', Austria Center Vienna, Österreich (7.11. - 8.11.2003) (Details)
  Alexander, R.. 2003. How effectively and operationally proficient are your students of business English at tertiary level?. 15th ENCoDe Conference, HTW Chur, Schweiz (25.9. - 27.9.2003) (Details)
  Alexander, R.. 2003. Teaching and learning via or through the medium of a foreign language: Can it be said to inhibit or enhance learning?. ICL 2003: Multilingual strategies in higher education: integrating content and language. The Bologna Challenge, Universität Maastricht, Niederlande (23.10. - 25.10.2003) (Details)
  Alexander, R.. 2003. Wirtschaftliche Kurrikula und der gemeinsame europäische Referenzrahmen. 1. Wiener Fachsprachendidaktik-Treffen, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Österreich (2.5. - 3.5.2003) (Details)
2002 Alexander, R.. 2002. How 'worldly' can and should oral proficiency assessment in tertiary level Business English get?. ENCoDe 2002, 14th Annual Conference of ENCoDe, München, Deutschland (20.6. - 22.6.2002) (Details)
  Alexander, R.. 2002. Procedures of, and future prospects for, teaching assessment at one Austrian university. 14th International Conference on Assessing Quality in Higher Education AQHE - Universität Wien, Österreich (22.7. - 24.7.2002) (Details)
  Alexander, R.. 2002. Shaping environmental discourse: The example of the 2000 BBC Reith Lectures. Arbeitskreis Sprache und Ökologie, GAL Jahrestagung, Universität Köln, Deutschland (21.9.2002) (Details)
  Alexander, R.. 2002. Wording the world: The 2000 BBC Reith Lectures as an index of ecological progress or regression?. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Semiotik (DGS) e.V., 10. Internationaler Kongress, Universität Kassel, Deutschland (19.7. - 21.7.2002) (Details)
2001 Alexander, Richard John. 2001. Benchmarks for oral assessment of tertiary level content-based business English?. 35th IATEFL Annual Conference, Brighton, UK, Großbritannien, 17-21 April 2001. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard J.. 2001. Concordancing and the Teaching of Vocabulary and Phraseology of Business English. 13th European Symposium LSP2001Vaasa, Finland, 20.-24. August (Details)
  Alexander, Richard J.. 2001. Four parameters or limiting factors in teaching English for occupational purposes. 3rd German IATEFL ESPSIG Conference, Volkshochschule Bielefeld, Deutschland, 26.-28. Jänner (Details)
  Alexander, Richard J.. 2001. G.lobal L.anguages O.ppress B.ut A.re L.iberating, too: the Dialectics of English. MAVEN/GNEL Conference 2001 'The Politics of English as a World Language', University of Freiburg, Deutschland, 6.-9. Juni (Details)
  Alexander, Richard J.. 2001. Getting to there from here: What is the place of oral proficiency in tertiary level business English?. 13th Annual Conference of ENCoDE (European Nework for Communication Development in Business and Education) Halden University College, Norwegen, 5.-7. Juli (Details)
2000 Alexander, Richard J.. 2000. Business-rich business English programmes for business studies students?. British Council / IATEFL Special Interest Group Symposium, British Council School, Madrid, 17-19 September (Details)
  Alexander, Richard J.. 2000. Everyone is talking about 'sustainable development'. Can they all mean the same thing? Computer discourse analysis of ecological texts. Symposium '30 years of 'language and ecology' achievements and visions', Österreichische Linguistiktagung, Karl-Franzens-Universitaet Graz (Details)
1999 Alexander, Richard John. 1999. An English professor’s perspective on the business of verbal humour and the humour of business . International Humor Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies, Holy Names College, Oakland, California, USA, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 29 June–3 July 1999. (Details)
1998 Alexander, Richard John. 1998. Caught in a global English trap, or liberated by a lingua franca? Unravelling some aims, claims and dilemmas of the English teaching profession. International conference on teaching and learning English as a global language: Native and non-native perspectives, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Deutschland, 22-24 June 1998. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1998. Ecological commitment in business: a computer-corpus-based critical discourse analysis . Ecolinguistics panel, 6th International Pragmatics Conference, Centre de Congrès, Reims, Frankreich, 23 July 1998. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1998. Fixed expressions in learners’ dictionaries of English: spoilt for choice?. EURALEX '98, University of Liège, Belgien, 5 August 1998. (Details)
1997 Alexander, Richard John. 1997. Phraseology as a Frame for English Learning and Teaching. Invited guest lecture Department of English, Universität Klagenfurt, Österreich, 10 June 1997. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1997. Practice and principles of business English at tertiary level; or, doing the business without (much) experience?. IATEFL BESIG Conference, VHS Reutlingen , Reutlingen, Deutschland, 14-16 November 1997. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1997. The framing of ecology: some remarks on the relation between language and economics. GAL-Jahrestagung, Universität Bielefeld, Deutschland, 24-27 September 1997. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1997. Wahl und Zwang: Computer, Übersetzung und der/die Angewandte Sprachwissenschaftler/in. Invited guest lecture Universität Bremen, Bremen, Deutschland, 5 Dezember 1997. (Details)
1996 Alexander, Richard John. 1996. Content-based Business English Curricula: Retrospective reflections, current considerations and prospective proposals on English for business and academic purposes in European higher education. ELT Links British Council/IATEFL SIG Symposium, Universitat Wien, Österreich, 26-28 September 1996. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1996. How teaching English for specific purposes (especially Business English) is affected by evolving models of language. 29th BAAL Annual Meeting, Swansea University, Wales, Großbritannien, 9-11 September 1996. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1996. Introduction to the Symposium “Language and Ecology”: Past, Present and Future. 11th AILA International Congress of Applied Linguistics, University of Jyväskylä, Finnland, 4-9 August 1996. (Details)
1995 Alexander, Richard John. 1995. Integrating the ecological perspective: Some linguistic (self-) reflexions . Symposion Ökolinguistk und Sprachökologie, Jahrestagung der österreichischen Linguisten, Universität Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Österreich, 26-29 October 1995. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1995. Teaching International Business English for the Year 2000 . IATEFL BESIG Conference, Universität Graz, Graz, Österreich, 17-19 November 1995. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1995. Ten Provocative and Paradoxical Propositions on LSP Teaching . 10th LSP Symposium, Universität Wien, Wien, Österreich, 31 August 1995. (Details)
1994 Alexander, Richard John. 1994. 1994 Alexander, Richard John Intercultural discourse and negotiation strategies: International Business English as a Lingua Franca? . AKS-Tagung, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Berlin, Deutschland, 24-27 February 1994. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1994. Names, Fixed Expressions and Learning English: Some Culturo-Linguistic Concerns . International Symposium on Phraseology, University of Leeds, Leeds, Großbritannien, 17-21 April 1994. (Details)
1993 Alexander, Richard John. 1993. Breaking out of the cage: English and German verbal humour in a sociosemiotic perspective. Humor 93 Conference, Lycée de garçons, Luxemburg, Luxemburg, 30 September–3 October 1993. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1993. International Trade: Theory and Reality . Invited guest lecture Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Wien, Österreich, 6 July 1993. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1993. Internationaler Handel: Theorie und Realität . Invited guest lecture Fachbereich Wirtschaft, Universität Paderborn , Paderborn, Deutschland, 23 June 1993. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1993. Introduction to the Aims of the Symposium, Work So Far and Some Ecolinguistic Principles to Pursue. Symposium Ecolinguistics. Problems, Theories and Methods . 10th AILA International Congress of Applied Linguistics, Free University, Amsterdam, Niederlande, 9-13 August 1993. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1993. Nine angles on the culture-language mesh and their implications for TESOL. 10th AILA International Congress of Applied Linguistics, Free University, Amsterdam, Niederlande, 9-13 August 1993. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1993. On the status of verbal humour in a multicultural society: some sociolinguistic considerations. Symposium on Humour in a Multicultural Society . 10th AILA International Congress of Applied Linguistics, Free University, Amsterdam, Niederlande, 9-13 August 1993. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1993. The treatment of phraseology in English: Some Applied Linguistic Issues . Invited guest lecture Anglistik, Universität Potsdam, Potsdam, Deutschland, 13 December 1993. (Details)
1992 Alexander, Richard John. 1992. Fixed expressions, idioms and phraseology in recent English learner’s dictionaries. Fifth EURALEX International Congress, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finnland, 4-9 August 1992. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1992. Oral-aural skills in Business English: Principles and Practical Examples . Tagung Kreativität im Fremdsprachenunterricht, Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Deutschland, 22-23 May 1992. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1992. The Discourse of ‘Business’ and the Business of ‘Discourse’ in Inter-Cultural Encounters: Some Dilemmas Posed by a Lingua Franca . Workshop: ‘Intercultural Negotiations’ at the International Conference ‘Discourse and the Professions’, University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Schweden, 26-29 August 1992. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1992. Verbal Humour in German & English Compared and Contrasted . 10th Congrès International sur l'Humour, Le Monde du Rire et le Rire du monde en Europe, Université de Paris VIII, St. Denis, Frankreich, 6-9 July 1992. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1992. Working Together: Potential Inter-Lingual Conflicts and their Assuagement? A View from the Fence . Symposium on Negotiations in the Workplace: Discourse and Interactional Perspectives, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Dänemark, 11-13 May 1992. (Details)
1991 Alexander, Richard John. 1991. A communicative approach to teaching business English. Invited guest lecture August-Leskien-Institut, Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Deutschland, 27-28 June 1991. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1991. Communication in Business English Teaching . Verband der Volkshochschulen des Saarlandes, Stadthalle Dillingen, Dillingen, Deutschland, 8 November 1991. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1991. Foreign language learning — a process of ‘socio-cultural learning’? Some claims, aims and dilemmas . BAAL Annual Meeting. University of Durham, Durham, Großbritannien, 24-25 September 1991. (Details)
1990 Alexander, Richard John. 1990. How specific should English for Business Purposes be? . ADLA Conference LSP, Copenhagen Business School, Kopenhagen, Dänemark, 23-25 August 1990. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1990. International Business English in a European Context: Exigencies, Examinations and Exercises. IATEFL BESIG Conference, VHS Ludwigshafen, Ludwigshafen, Deutschland, 15-17 November 1990. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John, Plein, Ursula. 1990. Pairing Up: Didactic and Contrastive Considerations of Irreversible Binomials in German and English. 9th AILA International Congress of Applied Linguistics , Thessaloniki, Griechenland, 15-21 April 1990. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1990. Teaching English for the International Market, or: How to Keep Your Students Busy. 9th AILA International Congress of Applied Linguistics , Thessaloniki, Griechenland, 15-21 April 1990. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1990. Teaching International Business English in Europe: Learners, Objectives, Methods, Materials . 21. GAL-Jahrestagung, Universität Bonn, Bonn, Deutschland, 27-28 September 1990. (Details)
1989 Alexander, Richard John. 1989. A communicative approach to teaching business English . IATEFL Business English Special Interest Conference, VHS Dortmund, Deutschland, 17.11.-18.11.1989. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1989. Can you actively teach 'Business English', assuming it exists? Effective Teaching and Learning . 8th National Conference for Teachers of English, British Council, Mailand, Italien, 12.04.-16.04.1989. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1989. Hopes and Fears of a Corpus Linguist, or: the sad but edifying tale of a corpus search for Fixed Expressions. Workshop Computer & Sprache, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Deutschland, 23.11.-25.11.1989. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1989. Interaktive Lexikologie. 24. Linguistisches Kolloquium, Bremen, Deutschland, 04.09.06.09.1989. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1989. The Place of Language in the Work of Raymond Williams. BAAL Annual Meeting, Lancaster, England, Großbritannien, 15.09.-17.09.1989. (Details)
1988 Alexander, Richard John. 1988. Fixed expressions, idioms and collocations revisited. BAAL Annual Meeting, University of Exeter, Großbritannien, 16.09.-16.09.1988. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1988. Teaching business English - An Active Approach. IATEFL Business English Special Interest Group, VHS Bielefeld, Deutschland, 11.11.-12.11.1988. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John, Jones, Leo. 1988. Teaching International Business English . Frankfurt Book Fair, VHS programme, Frankfurt a. Main, Deutschland, 06.10.-07.10.1988. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1988. The status of verbal humour in British society . Invited guest lecture English Department, Universität Essen, Deutschland, 13.06.-13.06.1988. (Details)
1987 Alexander, Richard John. 1987. Collocations and Knowledge Networks in English. 18. GAL-Jahrestagung, Universität Heidelberg, Deutschland, 01.10.-03.10.1987. (Details)
1986 Alexander, Richard John. 1986. Ansätze zu einer soziokulturellen Theorie des Zweitsprachenerwerbs (insbesondere des Wortschatzerwerbs) . Invited guest lecture Sprachwissenschaftliches Kolloquium, Universität Bremen, Deutschland, 28.05.-28.05.1986. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1986. Communicative Teaching of English for Adults . Invited guest lecture FMF-Association Meeting, Universität Bremen, Deutschland, 19.09.-19.09.1986. (Details)
1985 Alexander, Richard John. 1985. Examining the spoken English of students of European business studies: purposes, problems and perspectives. BAAL Annual Meeting, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Großbritannien, 13.09.-15.09.1985. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1985. Using Idioms. Invited guest lecture English Department, Universität Bielefeld, Deutschland, 11.11.-11.11.1985. (Details)
1984 Alexander, Richard John. 1984. 'Excuse me, your postillon has been struck by lightning': Elements of a Socio-Cultural Theory of Second Language Learning. 7th AILA International Congress of Applied Linguistic, Free University of Brussels, Belgien, 5.08.-10.08.1984. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1984. Problems in understanding and teaching idiomaticity in English. COBUILD, University of Birmingham, Großbritannien, 01.05.-01.05.1984. (Details)
1983 Alexander, Richard John. 1983. An applied linguistic look at some aspects of pragmatics . English Language Research, University of Birmingham, Großbritannien, 23.11.-23.11.1983. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1983. Die Verzahnung von Sprache und Kultur. Invited guest lecture Kongreß Teaching English from Below , Universität Bremen, Deutschland, 06.05.-08.05.1983. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1983. Metaphors, connotations, allusions: some thoughts on the language-culture connexion in learning English as a foreign language. 8th International Linguistic Symposium with George Lakoff: Cognitive Linguistics, Universität Trier , Deutschland, 21.03.-24.03.1983. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1983. Phraseological and pragmatic deficits in advanced learners of English: problems of vocabulary learning? . BAAL Annual Meeting, Leicester Polytechnic, Großbritannien, 16.09.-18.09.1983. (Details)
1982 Alexander, Richard John. 1982. Communicative syllabuses and communicatively oriented textbooks: the theory and practice in adult English teaching in the Federal Republic of Germany . BAAL Annual Meeting, University of Newcastle, Großbritannien, 17.09.-19.09.1982. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1982. How authentic can (and should) "authentic" texts be? . 13. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Angewandte Linguistik (GAL), Universität Köln, Deutschland, 30.09.- 02.10.1982. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1982. Zum Verhältnis zwischen Humor im Englischen und Varietäten der englischen Sprache . Invited guest lecture Anglistik, Universität Hamburg, Deutschland, 06.04.-06.04.1982. (Details)
1981 Alexander, Richard John. 1981. Kommunikative Kompetenz vor dem Hintergrund einer allgemeinen Bildungskonzeption. 9. Arbeitstagung der Fremdsprachendidaktiker, Universität Hannover, Deutschland, 28.09.-30.09.1981. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1981. Usage, norms of English and the language teacher. International Symposium on Diagnostic Testing, Leichlingen, Deutschland, 15.12.-18.12.1981. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1981. Verbal humour: its implications for the second language teacher and learner. 6th AILA International Congress of Applied Linguistics, University of Lund, Schweden, 09.08.-09.08.1981. (Details)
1980 Alexander, Richard John. 1980. Vocabulary assimilation and the advanced learner of English: a brief survey of the issues. Invited lecture BAAL Seminar on Vocabulary Learning, University of Leeds, Großbritannien, 04.09.-04.09.1980. (Details)
1979 Alexander, Richard John. 1979. Pragmatische Probleme für den Englischlerner . Invited guest lecture Fach Anglistik, Universität Osnabrück, Deutschland, 06.02.-06.02.1979. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1979. Pragmatische Probleme für den fortgeschrittenen Englischlerner . 16.07.-16.07.1979, Universität Hamburg, Deutschland, Invited guest lecture Zentrales Fremdspracheninstitut. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1979. The Role of Attitudes in Learning a Foreign Language - with special reference to German learners of English . International Conference: Languages and Cooperation in Europe, Palace of Europe, Strasbourg, Frankreich, 17.04.-21.04.1979. (Details)
1978 Alexander, Richard John. 1978. Second Language Learning in the Context of Cultural Relativity. 5th AILA International Congress of Applied Linguistics, University of Montréal, Kanada, 20.08.-27.08.1978. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1978. Varietäten des Englischen und der Englischlerner. Invited guest lecture Institut für Englische und Amerikanische Studien, Universität Frankfurt, Deutschland, 02.05.-02.05.1978. (Details)
1976 Alexander, Richard John. 1976. Lernprobleme für Englischsprechende im Deutschen. DaF-Jahrestagung, Universität Bremen, Deutschland, 17.06.-19.06.1976. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1976. Lernprobleme für Englischsprechende im Deutschen: Bericht. 3. Norddeutsches Linguistisches Kolloquium, Rendsburg, Deutschland, 11.11.-15.11.1976. (Details)

Working/discussion paper, preprint

1998 Alexander, Richard. 1998. Die Englische Sprache in Wissenschaft und Beruf: einige Implikationen für Internationalisierung, Lehre und Forschung an der WU. Arbeitspapier des Instituts für Englische Sprache/Wirtschaftssprache (Details)
  Alexander, Richard. 1998. Inhaltliche Bezüge der englischen Fachsprache? Anmerkungen zu Forschungsbedarf und Lehrplanentwicklung. Arbeitspapier des Instituts für Englische Sprache/Wirtschaftssprache (Details)
  Alexander, Richard. 1998. Positionspapier: Situation und Aussichten für das Institut für Englische Sprache/Wirtschaftssprache in den nächsten 10-15 Jahren. Arbeitspapier des Instituts für Englische Sprache/Wirtschaftssprache (Details)
  Alexander, Richard Ozvalda, Margit. 1998. Zwischenbericht WU-Innovationsprojekt: Internationales Benchmarking Wirtschaftsenglischprüfungen. Arbeitspapier des Instituts für Englische Sprache/Wirtschaftssprache, Oktober 1998 (Details)

Research report, expert opinion

1999 Alexander, Richard, Ozvalda, Margit. 1999. Internationales Benchmarking Wirtschaftsenglischprüfungen. Endbericht WU-Innovationsprojekt, März (Details)

Book or article review

2012 Alexander, Richard John. 2012. Review of Trosborg, Anna (ed) 2010. Pragmatics Across Languages and (Review of Part IV Pragmatics in Corporate Culture Communication). Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter. Besprechung von Pragmatics Across Languages and Cultures, von Trosborg, Anna (ed). Hermes – Journal of Language and Communication in Business 48 111-113. (Details)
2009 Alexander, Richard John. 2009. Besprechung von English as a Lingua Franca. A Corpus-based Analysis, von Luke Prodromou. Journal of Sociolinguistics 13 (2): 272-275. (Details)
2007 Alexander, Richard John. 2007. Besprechung von The Globalisation of English and the English Classroom., von Claus Gnutzmann and Frauke Intemann (eds.). Anglistik 18 (1): 167-169. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 2007. Besprechung von Punchlines: the case for racial, ethnic, and gender humour, von Leon Rappoport. Journal of Sociolinguistics 11 (2): 303-307. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 2007. Besprechung von Punchlines: the case for racial, ethnic, and gender humour, von Leon Rappoport (2005). Journal of Sociolinguistics 11/2 303-307. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 2007. Besprechung von The Globalisation of English and the English Classroom, von Claus Gnutzmann and Frauke Intemann (eds.). Anglistik 18/1 (1): 167-169. (Details)
1998 Alexander, Richard John. 1998. Besprechung von The Discourse of Negotiation, English for Specific Purposes, von A. Firth (ed). An International Journal 17 (2): 230-233. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard. 1998. Review of A. Firth (ed.): The Discourse of Negotiation. English for Specific Purposes. An International Journal, 17/2: 230-33 (Details)
1996 Alexander, Richard John. 1996. Besprechung von Economics and Language, von W. Henderson, T. Dudley-Evans and R. Backhouse (eds). Applied Linguistics 17 (1): 143-145. (Details)
1994 Alexander, Richard John. 1994. . Besprechung von Functional and Systemic Linguistics. Approaches and Uses, von Eija Ventola (ed). Applied Linguistics 15 (2): 229-230. (Details)
1993 Alexander, Richard John. 1993. Besprechung von Contexts of Competence. Social and Cultural Considerations in Communicative Language Teaching, von Margie Berns. Applied Linguistics 14 (2): 210-212. (Details)
1991 Alexander, Richard John. 1991. Retrospective review article: common errors in English . Besprechung von (1.) Common Errors in English. Their Cause, Prevention and Cure (& 2.) Common Mistakes in English. With Exercises (& 3.) Longman Dictionary of Common Errors, von (1.) F.G. French (& 2.) T. J. Fitikides (& 3.) J. B. Heaton and N. D. Turton. System 19 (1/2): 110-115. (Details)
1986 Alexander, Richard John. 1986. Besprechung von Classroom Second Language Development, von R. Ellis. International Review of Applied Linguistics (IRAL) (24): 83-85. (Details)
1984 Alexander, Richard John. 1984. Besprechung von New Linguistic Impulses in Foreign Language Teaching, von A. James & P. Westney (eds.). International Review of Applied Linguistics (IRAL) (22): 79-81. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1984. Besprechung von Teaching and Learning Languages, von E. Stevick. International Review of Applied Linguistics (IRAL) (22): 231-233. (Details)
1983 Alexander, Richard John. 1983. . Besprechung von Fluency and Language Teaching, von R. Leeson. Kritikon Litterarum 1979 (8): 102-104. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1983. Besprechung von Explorations in Applied Linguistics, von H. G. Widdowson. International Review of Applied Linguistics (IRAL) (21): 241-244. (Details)
1981 Alexander, Richard John. 1981. Besprechung von Psychology in Foreign Language Teaching, von S. McDonough. polyglot 3 (3): G8-G14. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1981. Besprechung von New Orientations in the Teaching of English, von P. Strevens. International Review of Applied Linguistics (IRAL) (19): 165-167. (Details)
1980 Alexander, Richard John. 1980. Besprechung von In Honour of A.S. Hornby, von P. Strevens (ed.). Englisch-Amerikanische Studien 1/80 147-148. (Details)
1979 Alexander, Richard John. 1979. Besprechung von (1.) The Language Laboratory and Language Learning (& 2.) Sprachlabor und kommunikativer Fremdsprachenunterricht, von (1.) J. Dakin (& 2.) K. Beier, R. Mainka-Tersteegen & G. Krankenhagen (Hrsg.). Gulliver (6): 219-220. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1979. Besprechung von Diagnostic Teaching of the Language Arts, von Marie Marcus. International Review of Applied Linguistics (IRAL) (17): 265-266. (Details)
1977 Alexander, Richard John. 1977. Besprechung von Topics in Applied Linguistics, von Ronald Wardhaugh. Kritikon Litterarum (6): 111-112. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1977. Besprechung von Accent, Dialect and the School, von P. Trudgill. Gulliver (2): 221-222. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1977. Besprechung von Kritische Methodik des Englischunterrichts, von R. Nissen. International Review of Applied Linguistics (IRAL) (15): 178-180. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1977. Besprechung von Focus on the Learner: Pragmatic Perspectives for the Language Teacher, von John W. Oller & Jack C. Richards (eds.). Kritikon Litterarum (6): 102-104. (Details)
1976 Alexander, Richard John. 1976. . Besprechung von Die Lerntheorie des Englischunterrichts, von H. Heuer. Info DaF. Informationen Deutsch als Fremdsprache 5/197 (II): 18-20. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John. 1976. Besprechung von (1.) Second Language Learning (& 2.) Introducing Applied Linguistics (& 3.) Die Erlernbarkeit der Sprachen, von (1.) Paul Christophersen (& 2.) S. Pit Corder (& 3.) Götz Wienold. International Review of Applied Linguistics (IRAL) (14): 83-87. (Details)
1972 Alexander, Richard John. 1972. Besprechung von Chomsky, von John Lyons. International Review of Applied Linguistics (IRAL) (10): 298-300. (Details)

Textbook

2003 Alexander, Richard J., Jones, Leo. 2003. New International Business English. Updated Edition. Communication skills in English for business purposes. Bonus extra CD-ROM Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Student's Book) (Details)
2000 Alexander, Richard J., Leo Jones. 2000. New International Business English. Updated Edition. Communication skills in English for business purposes. Teacher's Book. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0 521 77471 3 (Details)
  Alexander, Richard J., Leo Jones. 2000. New International Business English. Updated Edition. Communication skills in English for business purposes. Student's Book. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (Student's Book Audio CD Set), ISBN 0 521 77472 1 (Details)
  Alexander, Richard J., Leo Jones. 2000. New International Business English. Updated Edition. Communication skills in English for business purposes. Workbook. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Workbook Audio CD Set), ISBN 0 521 77470 5 (Details)
1996 Alexander, Richard, Jones, Leo. 1996. New International Business English Communication Skills in English for Business Purposes. Teacher's Book. Cambridge, etc.: Cambridge University Press (Details)
  Alexander, Richard, Jones, Leo. 1996. New International Business English. Communication Skills in English for Business Purposes. Workbook. Cambridge etc.: Cambridge University Press. (Workbook Cassette Set) (Details)
  Alexander, Richard, Jones, Leo. 1996. New International Business English. Communication Skills in English for Business Purposes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (Details)
  Alexander, Richard, Jones, Leo. 1996. New International Business English. Communication Skills in English for Business Purposes. Student's Book. Cambridge, etc.: Cambridge University Press. (Student's Book Cassette Set) (Details)
1989 Alexander, Richard John, Jones, Leo. 1989. International Business English. A course in communication skills. Student’s Book (& Class Cassette Set). Cambridge / Stuttgart: Cambridge University Press / Klett Verlag. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John, Jones, Leo. 1989. International Business English. A course in communication skills. Teacher’s Book. Cambridge / Stuttgart: Cambridge University Press / Klett Verlag. (Details)
  Alexander, Richard John, Jones, Leo. 1989. International Business English. A course in communication skills. Workbook (& Self-Study Cassette Set). Cambridge / Stuttgart: Cambridge University Press / Klett Verlag. (Details)
1984 Alexander, Richard John, Jenkins, Recs, Reichwein, Günther, Tranter, Geoff, Wilson, Ken. 1984. On the Way 3. Englisch für die Erwachsenen-bildung. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta. (Details)
1982 Alexander, Richard John, Häublein, Gernot, Jenkins, Recs, Reichwein, Günther, Tranter, Geoff, Wilson, Ken. 1982. On the Way 2. Englisch für die Erwachsenenbildung. Stuttgart: Ernst Klett. (Details)

eBook/chapter in eBook

2008 Alexander, Richard John. 2008. ‘International’ programmes in the German-speaking world and englishization: A critical analysis. In: Realizing Content and Language Integration in Higher Education. Selected peer-reviewed papers from the ICLHE 2006 Conference Electronic book. Robert Wilkinson and Vera Zegers (eds). Maastricht: ICLHE 2006 Conference Electronic book. http://arno.unimaas.nl/show.cgi?fid=12521 (Details)

eJournal article

2014 Alexander, Richard John. 2014. How BP dealt with the aftermath of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Deep Water Horizon Spill: Crisis communication under the microscope. Language and Ecology Research Forum http://www.ecoling.net/articles/4563035324. (Details)

Multimedia

1997 Alexander, Richard. 1997. Content-based Business English Curricula: Retrospective reflections, current considerations and prospective proposals on English for business and academic purposes in European higher education. Erfurt Electronic Studies in English (EESE) (Details)

Miscellaneous

2002 Alexander, Richard John. 2002. Evaluierung der Lehre. Eine vorläufige öffentliche Zwischenbilanz. wu-memowu 44/02, 22 April 2002, S. 24-29. (Details)
2000 Alexander, Richard J.. 2000. A structured approach to business English: Using New International Business English in university courses. Cambridge University Press Website (Details)

Projects

1998
International benchmarking - business English examinations: evaluation, assessment, examining and testing in business English (1998-1999) (Details)