Ursula Lutzky studied English, French and Finnish at the University of Vienna, where she completed her MA in English and French studies and her PhD in English Linguistic. During her PhD studies, she was awarded a DOC-scholarship by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, which allowed her to spend extended research visits at the Universities of Munich and Lancaster, UK. Before joining the Vienna University of Economics and Business, she worked as a Lecturer and Research Assistant at the English Department of the University of Vienna (2005-2010) and as a Senior Lecturer and BA Co-Course Director at the School of English at Birmingham City University, UK (2010-2016).
Ursula Lutzky's research interests include business communication (in particular customer communication), pragmatics (in particular speech acts and discourse markers), stylistics and corpus linguistics. That is to say that she is interested in studying ‘language in use’ in a variety of contexts and the stylistic effects that are created as a consequence. Her studies mainly use a corpus linguistic methodology, which means that she searches big data collections using specialised software, and she has experience in compiling and annotating (XML) corpora. More recently, she started a project on the use of the microblogging platform Twitter in customer communication.
Lutzky, Ursula and Kehoe, Andrew. 2017. "'Oops, I didn’t mean to be so flippant'. A corpus pragmatic analysis of apologies in blog data". Journal of Pragmatics 116, 27-36.
Lutzky, Ursula and Kehoe, Andrew. 2017. "'I apologise for my poor blogging': Searching for apologies in the Birmingham Blog Corpus". Corpus Pragmatics 1(1), 37-56.
Lutzky, Ursula and Kehoe, Andrew. 2016. "Your blog is (the) shit. A corpus linguistic approach to the identification of swearing in computer mediated communication". International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 21(2), 165-191.
Lawson, Robert and Lutzky, Ursula. 2016. "Not getting a word in edgeways? Language, gender, and identity in a British comedy panel show". Discourse, Context and Media 13, 143-153.
Lutzky, Ursula. 2012. Discourse Markers in Early Modern English. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Chapter in edited volume
|2022||Lutzky, Ursula, Kehoe, Andrew. 2022. Using corpus linguistics to study online data In: Research Methods for Digital Discourse Analysis. Hrsg. Camilla Vásquez. Read more|
|2020||Lutzky, Ursula. 2020. Digital media and business communication In: The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Approaches to Discourse Analysis. Hrsg. Friginal, Eric, Hardy, Jack A. Read more|
|2020||Lutzky, Ursula. 2020. Initiating direct speech in Early Modern English prose fiction and witness depositions In: Speech Representation in the History of English. Hrsg. Grund, Peter J., Walker, Terry. Read more|
|2019||Nevala, Minna, Lutzky, Ursula. 2019. Pragmatic explorations of reference and identity in public discourses In: Reference and Identity in Public Discourses. Hrsg. Lutzky, Ursula , Nevala, Minna. Read more|
|2019||Lutzky, Ursula, Kehoe, Andrew. 2019. 'Friends don't let friends go Brexiting without a mandate' In: Discourses of Brexit. Hrsg. Veronika Koller, Susanne Kopf and Marlene Miglbauer. Read more|
|2015||Lutzky, Ursula. 2015. Quotations in Early Modern English. Witness depositions In: The Pragmatics of Quoting Now and Then. Hrsg. Arendholz, Jenny, Bublitz, Wolfram, Kirner-Ludwig, Monika. Read more|
|2013||Lutzky, Ursula. 2013. Early Modern English discourse markers - a feature of female speech? In: Historical Perspectives on Forms of English Dialogue. Hrsg. Mazzon, Gabriella and Fodde, Luisanna. Read more|
|2012||Lutzky, Ursula. 2012. Why and what in Early Modern English drama In: Middle and Modern English Corpus Linguistics: a Multi-Dimensional Approach. Hrsg. Markus, Manfred, Iyeiri, Yoko and Heuberger, Reinhard. Read more|
|2022||Lutzky, Ursula. 2022. The sociopragmatic nature of interjections in Early Modern English drama comedy: From ah to tut. Read more|
|2022||Lutzky, Ursula, Lawson, Robert. 2022. Discussing -splain:. Read more|
|2021||Lutzky, Ursula. 2021. "You keep saying you are sorry". Exploring the use of sorry in customer communication on Twitter. Read more|
|2019||Lutzky, Ursula. 2019. "But it is not prov'd": A sociopragmatic study of the discourse marker but in the Early Modern English courtroom. Read more|
|2019||Lutzky, Ursula, Lawson, Robert. 2019. Gender Politics and Discourses of #mansplaining, #manspreading, and #manterruption on Twitter. Read more|
|2018||Lutzky, Ursula, Gee, Matt. 2018. 'I just found your blog'. The pragmatics of initiating comments on blog posts. Read more|
|2017||Lutzky, Ursula, Kehoe, Andrew. 2017. 'I apologise for my poor blogging': Searching for apologies in the Birmingham Blog Corpus. Read more|
|2017||Lutzky, Ursula, Kehoe, Andrew. 2017. "Oops, I didn't mean to be so flippant". A corpus pragmatic analysis of apologies in blog data. Read more|
|2016||Lutzky, Ursula, Mazzon, Gabriella, Nevala, Minna, Suhr, Carla. 2016. From fact to fiction: Exploring the potential of pragmatic and stylistic analyses in the history of English. Read more|
|2016||Lutzky, Ursula, Kehoe, Andrew. 2016. "Your blog is (the) shit". A corpus linguistic approach to the identification of swearing in computer mediated communication. Read more|
|2016||Lutzky, Ursula. 2016. Exploring the characterisation of social ranks in Early Modern English comedies. Read more|
|2016||Lawson, Robert, Lutzky, Ursula. 2016. Not getting a word in edgeways? Language, gender, and identity in a British comedy panel show. Read more|
|2013||Lutzky, Ursula, Demmen, Jane. 2013. Pray in Early Modern English drama. Read more|
Edited book (editorship)
|2019||Lutzky, Ursula, Nevala, Minna. 2019. Reference and Identity in Public Discourses. Read more|
|2016||Nevala, Minna, Lutzky, Ursula, Mazzon, Gabriella, Suhr, Carla. 2016. The Pragmatics and Stylistics of Identity Construction and Characterisation. Read more|
|2007||Smit, Ute, Dollinger, Stefan, Hüttner, Julia, Kaltenböck, Gunther, Lutzky, Ursula. 2007. Tracing English through Time. Explorations in Language Variation. Read more|
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