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My research interests mainly lie in pragmatics from both a theoretical and a practical (corpus-based and experimental) perspective.

I studied at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. In 2015, I graduated with a Master’s in Germanic Languages and Literatures, and I received my Master’s Degree in Linguistics in 2018.

Since February 2018, I am a Doctoral Researcher at the Zukunftskolleg and the Department of Linguistics at the Universität Konstanz. As a Research Assistant and PhD Student, I am currently working in the DFG Emmy-Noether Group What is it to ask a question? under the supervision of Sven Lauer. In the frame of this project, I focus on the rhetorical uses of interrogatives.

Contact

Sandy Ciroux, M.A.
Universität Konstanz
Zukunftskolleg / FB Sprachwissenschaft
Fach 216
D-78457 Konstanz

Office: Y 117

Email: sandy.ciroux@uni-konstanz.de

CV

My full CV is soon downloadable here. In the meantime, continue scrolling down to get an overview.

Links

I collaborated on the development of MultiGram as a student assistant.

I am co-organiser of the SuP Konstanz reading group.

I am a member of the Lakeside semantics & pragmatics community.

Research

MA Theses

My first MA thesis entitled The Innovative Quotative Expressions in English: A Study of Their Semantic Meaning and Their Pragmatic Functions and Constraints examines the semantic and pragmatic features of so-called innovative quotatives with the help of a corpus-based analysis. The jury was composed of Philippe De Brabanter (supervisor), Mikhail Kissine (1st reader), and Katja Lochtman (2nd reader). Get in touch if you are interested!

My second MA thesis entitled How to Say Things with Gestures: A Pilot Experimental Pragmatic Study of Communicative Acts Through the Lens of a Multimodal Approach investigates speech acts as they are produced using hand gestures during oral conversations. The jury was composed of Philippe De Brabanter (supervisor), Mikhail Kissine (1st reader), and Catherine Pelachaud (2nd reader). Get in touch if you are interested!

PhD Thesis

My PhD thesis deals with the pragmatics of rhetorical questions. The jury is composed of Sven Lauer (supervisor), Maribel Romero (2nd supervisor), and Regine Eckardt (3rd supervisor).

Talks and Posters

2015

With or Without Words: A Pragmatic Study of the Innovative Quotative Expressions in English. Poster presented at The 4th Interdisciplinary Workshop on Laughter and Other Non-Verbal Vocalisations in Speech. University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands). 14 – 15 April 2015.

Teaching

2015-2016

LANG-D103 – Anglais I [English I] (winter semester 2015, Université Libre de Bruxelles)

2016-2017

LANG-D103 – Anglais I [English I] (winter semester 2016, Université Libre de Bruxelles)

LANG-D303 – Anglais III [English III] (winter semester 2016 & summer semester 2017, Université Libre de Bruxelles)

HC-TC – Anglais [English] (summer semester 2017, Université Libre de Bruxelles)

2017-2018

LANG-D103 – Anglais I [English I] (winter semester 2017, Université Libre de Bruxelles)

LANG-D303 – Anglais III [English III] (winter semester 2017, Université Libre de Bruxelles)

HC-TC – Anglais [English] (winter semester 2017, Université Libre de Bruxelles)

SLI-10460 – Französisch für Studierende der Rechts-, Verwaltungs-, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften (niveau moyen) [French for students of law, public administration, economics and social sciences (intermediary level)] (summer semester 2018, Universität Konstanz)

SLI-10455 – Französisch für Studierende der Rechts-, Verwaltungs-, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften (niveau avancé) [French for students of law, public administration, economics and social sciences (advanced level)] (summer semester 2018, Universität Konstanz)

2018-2019

SLI-10500 – Niveau avancé 1 – B 2/1 [Advanced level 1 – B 2/1] (winter semester 2018, Universität Konstanz)

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