Short CV/Education and training

  • 2010
    Offers of a professorship (W3) at the Chemnitz University of Technology and at Trier University, Germany (declined both)

  • Since 2003
    Offer of a position at the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany (2004 permanent appointment)

  • 2002 – 2003
    Acting professor (C4) at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

  • 1997 – 2003
    Assistant professor in the Institute of German Language and Literature at the University of Regensburg, Germany

  • 1993 – 1997
    Research associate in the Institute of German Language and Literature at the University of Regensburg

  • 1993
    Magister Artium degree (MA), Mainz University, Germany

  •  
    Studied German philology, history, journalism, and philosophy in Marburg, Mainz, and Regensburg, Germany

Selected publications

  • Janich, Nina (2016): Wissens-Bilder in Texten. In: Schiewe, Jürgen (Ed.): Angemessenheit. Einsichten in Sprachgebräuche. Valerio 18/2016, 135-147.

  • Janich, Nina (2016): Wissenschaft(ssprach)lichkeit – eine Annäherung. Zu Merkmalen und Qualitäten wissenschaftlicher Texte. In: Ballweg, Sandra (Ed.): Schreiberatung und Schreibtraining in Theorie, Empirie und Praxis. Frankfurt am Main etc., 65-82.

  • Simmerling, Anne/Janich, Nina (2015): Rhetorical functions of a 'language of uncertainty' in the mass media. In: Public Understanding of Science 1-15. DOI: 10.1177/0963662515606681

  • Janich, Nina (2015): Wissenschaftliche Sprachkultur oder: Was wir in Zukunft nicht aufgeben sollten. In: Roth, Kersten Sven/Spitzmüller, Jürgen/Arendt, Birte/Kiesendahl, Jana (Eds.): Sprache, Universität, Öffentlichkeit. Bremen, 109-124.

  • Janich, Nina/Simmerling, Anne (2015): Linguistics and Ignorance. In: Groß, Matthias/McGoey, Lindsay (Eds.): Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies. London/New York, 125-137.

  • Janich, Nina/Zakharova, Ekaterina (2014): Fiktion "gemeinsame Sprache"? Interdisziplinäre Aushandlungsprozesse auf der Inhalts-, der Verfahrens- und der Beziehungsebene. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Linguistik 61(1), 3-25.

  • Janich, Nina (2013): Allem gewachsen – Der Klimadiskurs und seine kulturelle Steuerung durch die Wirtschaftswerbung. In: Nielsen, Martin et al. (Eds.): Nachhaltigkeit in der Wirtschaftskommunikation. Wiesbaden, 49-69.

  • Janich, Nina/Simmerling, Anne (2013): "Nüchterne Forscher träumen..." – Nichtwissen im Klimadiskurs unter deskriptiver und kritischer diskursanalytischer Betrachtung. In: Meinhof, Ulrike et al. (Eds.): Diskurslinguistik im Spannungsfeld von Deskription und Kritik. Berlin, 65-100.

  • Janich, Nina (2013): Werbesprache. Ein Arbeitsbuch. Mit einem Beitrag von Jens Runkehl. 6th, revised and corrected edition. Tübingen (Narr Studienbücher). [1st ed. 1999]

  • Janich, Nina (Ed.) (2012): Handbuch Werbekommunikation. Sprachwissenschaftliche und interdisziplinäre Zugänge, Tübingen.

  • Janich, Nina (2012): "Ich als Physiker". Zum Zusammenhang von Fachsprache und Fachidentität. In: Voss, Julia/Stolleis, Michael (Eds.): Fachsprachen und Normalsprache.Valerio 12/2012, 93-104.

  • Janich, Nina/Zakharova, Ekaterina (2011): Wissensasymmetrien, Interaktionsrollen und die Frage der "gemeinsamen" Sprache in der interdisziplinären Projektkommunikation. In: Fachsprache. International Journal of Specialized Communication 3-4, 187-204.

  • Janich, Nina/Greule, Albrecht (Eds.) (2002): Sprachkulturen in Europa. Ein internationales Handbuch. Tübingen.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) project "Linguistic Strategies of Knowledge and Scientific Transfer in Text Types and Media Genres for Children", 2013 – 2017

  • DFG project "Climate Engineering at the Science-Policy Nexus: Contested Understandings of Responsible Research and Governance" (together with Daniel Barben/Klagenfurt) within the framework of the Priority Programme (SPP) 1689 "Climate Engineering – Risks, Challenges, Opportunities?" (also co-applicant on the SPP proposal), 2013 – 2016

  • DFG project "'What can('t) we know? What should we do?' How scientists and science journalists cope with not-knowing and not-really-knowing in texts written for a non-technical/lay audience." Within the framework of SPP 1409 "Science and the Public", 2011 – 2013/15

  • DFG project "Negotiating Transdisciplinarity. The Communication in Scientific Projects between Transdisciplinary Ambitions and Disciplinary Demands", 2009 – 2011

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Spokesperson for the initiative "Unwort des Jahres" (un-word or non-word of the year), which takes a critical look at language use in Germany (www.unwortdesjahres.net).

  • Student liaison for the German National Academic Foundation at Darmstadt University of Technology

  • Regular member of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), since 2016

  • Regular member of the Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (scholarly society) at Goethe University Frankfurt, since 2014

  • International collaborative research network: European Cultures in Business and Corporate Communication (EUKO), founding member and coordinator for Germany (www.wirtschaftskommunikation.net), since 2000

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Married – three children (* 2005, 2007, 2009)


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