Curriculum Vitae


Studies  Work
  Workshops
 Cooperations  Contact
Publications and Presentations


Studies

March 1999-Oct 2002: Doctoral dissertation on communication in crisis talk: linguistic analysis of cockpit voice recordings of plane crashes using lexicographic and computational methodology
Oct.1990-Dec.1996: Studies and Staatsexamen (Sek I/II, teacher training) in English/ biology at the University of Bielefeld/ Germany


Work

since November 2002 scientific assistant at the Universität Dortmund, team of Prof. Dr. Angelika Storrer : research and teaching (see also http://www.hrz.uni-dortmund.de/~hytex/storrer/cs/)
July 2002 - August 2002: programming for LeaP (contract for work and labour)
1 July, 2001 -- 1 April, 2002 scholarship holder of the Graduate Program "Aufgabenorientierte Kommunikation" (Task-Oriented Communication) University of Bielefeld
August 2000 - June 2002: webdesign for the BEST  (Bielefeld English Studies) server, Universität Bielefeld
April 1999 - Oct. 1999: journalist freelance worker: Radio Bielefeld
Summer Semester 1999:      lecturer: seminar "Linguistic analysis of hypertext"
May 1998: guest lecturer in seminar "Linguistic analysis of hypertext"

Jan. 1998 - Feb. 1999: 
technical section of WDR   television, Bielefeld
Oct.1997 - Jan 1998: deputizing secretary at the University of Bielefeld
since October 1995: research assistant of film historians in various countries; also bio project on silent film comedian Larry Semon (in progress)
Jan-Aug 1995: co-preparation of a computer manual aimed at agricultural workers and the world of commerce
1990-1994:  graphic design and concepts for advertising purposes


Workshops

Constraints in Discourse , June 3-5, 2005, Dortmund/Germany, together with Peter Kühnlein , Bielefeld University

and Anton Benz, Syddansk University/Denmark


Cooperations

Peter Kühnlein , Bielefeld University

GIHRE-collegium, Humboldt University, Berlin

Anton Benz, Syddansk University, Denmark


Contact

Claudia Sassen
Universität Dortmund
Institut für deutsche Sprache und Literatur
Emil-Figge-Str. 50
44227 Dortmund
Room 3.108
Fon: +49 231 755-2902
Fax: +49 231 755-4498

Email

Publications and Presentations

Sassen (1996). Phatische Kommunion. Begriffsklärung anhand englischer Telefonate und eines Rundfunkinterviews. Examensarbeit. Universität Bielefeld. Link to my corpus (CDS) used for the analysis on the HyprLex-site.
Gibbon & Sassen (1997). Prosody Particle Pairs as Discourse Control Signs. In: EUROSPEECH 97, Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, Vol. I, ed. G. Kokkinakis, N. Fakotakis, E. Dermatas. WCL, University of Patras: Patras, Greece. also in: SFB Report 97/11. Sonderforschungsbereich an der Universität Bielefeld, Bielefeld.
Sassen (1998). ...Is there anybody out there? Techniken der Kontaktaufnahme im Internet Relay Chat. Invited paper on the 29th GAL-Tagung, Sprache und Technik, 25 September, 1998.
Sassen (1998). Unser Boris spricht auch nicht immer flüssig. On discourse particles. Radio Program/ Uni-Funk: 19 September, 1998.
Sassen (1999). Die Sache mit dem Äh. Eine populärwissenschaftliche Betrachtung von Diskurspartikeln. Radio Program, WDR EINS LIVE, 10 January, 1999.
Sassen (1999). Larry Semon - Totgeglaubte Sterben Öfter? Untersuchungen zur Möglichkeit eines vorgetäuschten Ablebens. Two Tars Journal, 30. Dezember 1999. Solingen: Laurel und Hardy Museum.
Sassen (2000). Larry Semon - How many times did he die? An investigation into the possibility of a faked death. In: Slapstick! Number 2, July 2000. Philadelphia: Steve Rydzewski.
Sassen (2000). Phatische Variabilität im Internet Relay Chat. In: Caja Thimm (ed). Soziales im Netz. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag. Abstract in English
Sassen (2000). Larry Semon films and their foreign titles. A filmography. Part I: The one-reelers. In: Slapstick! , 2, July 2000. Philadelphia: Steve Rydzewski.
Sassen (2001). Larry Semon films and their foreign titles. A filmography. Part II: The two-reelers and features. In: Slapstick! ,4, June 2001. Philadelphia: Steve Rydzewski. Short version: ps-file, pdf-file
Sassen (2001). An HPSG-based representation model for illocutionary acts in crisis talk. In: BI-DIALOG 2001 Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Formal Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue June, 14th - 16th at ZiF, Bielefeld, 2001. Go to abstract
Sassen (2001). Larry in Paperland. Magic Mysteries and Cunning Cut-Outs. In: Slapstick! Number 4, June 2001. Philadelphia: Steve Rydzewski.
Sassen (2001). Rediscoveries and Rectifications. In: Slapstick!, 5, December 2001. Philadelphia: Steve Rydzewski.
Sassen (2001). Generalisations of speech act sequences in a crisis talk scenario. Invited paper presented at the workshop Sprachliche Regularitäten und Strukturen der Kommunikation in der zivilen Luftfahrt, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2 November, 2001.
Sassen & Gibbon, Dafydd (2002). Struktur und Modellierung von Krisengesprächen. Presentation during the Klausurtagung of the Graduate Program in Wünnenberg, 1 February, 2002.
Sassen (2002). Von Agapito bis Zigoto: Larry Semon, ein fast vergessener Weltstar. Public talk, Murnau Gesellschaft, Bielefeld, 12 February, 2002.
Sassen (2002). Lucille Carlisle: A Leading Lady. In: Slapstick! 6, May 2002. Philadelphia: Steve Rydzewski.
Sassen & Gibbon (2002). Enhanced Dialogue Markup for Crisis Talk Scenario Resources. LREC 2002. Third International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. Las Palmas.
Sassen (2002). The Rediscovered Semon Comedies: Frame Enlargements. In: Slapstick!, 7, November 2002. Philadelphia: Steve Rydzewski.
Sassen (2003). An HPSG-based representation model for illocutionary acts in crisis talk. In: Kühnlein, Peter, Rieser, Hannes and Zeevat, Henk: Perspectives on Dialogue in the New Millenium. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Sassen (2003). Reden, um das Schlimmste zu verhindern. Die Struktur von Krisengesprächen bei Flugzeugkatastrophen. In: Forschung an der Universität Bielefeld, 25/2003, Uni Bielefeld. ISSN 0937-2873.
Sassen (2003). Larry Semon and the Laurel & Hardy Connection. Invited paper at the 7th European Convention of the Sons of the Desert. Avifauna, Alphen-aan-den-Rijn, 8 June, 2003.
Sassen (2003). Reden, um das Schlimmste zu verhindern. Talk at the Forschungskolloquium of the Institut für Deutsche Sprache und Literatur, Universität Dortmund, 24 June, 2003.
Sassen (2003). Review of Butler, Christopher S. Structure and Function. A Guide to Three Major Structural-Functional Theories: Part 2: From clause to discourse and beyond. Amsterdam: Benjamins. LINGUISTList.
Sassen (2004). From the Semon family album. In: Slapstick!, 9, January 2004. Philadelphia: Steve Rydzewski.
Sassen (in print). Grenzen des Right Frontier Constraint im Chat. In: Beißwenger, Michael & Storrer, Angelika (editors). Chat-Kommunikation in Beruf, Bildung und Medien: Konzepte – Werkzeuge – Anwendungsfelder. Stuttgart: ibidem 2004. preprint
Sassen (to appear). Linguistic dimensions of crisis talk. Formalising structures in a controlled language. Benjamins Publishers.



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