Birte Bös is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Duisburg Essen, Germany. Her research interests include synchronic and diachronic pragmatics, discourse analysis and media linguistics. She has investigated the communicative practices of historical and modern news discourse, and is the co-editor of Changing Genre Conventions in Historical English News Discourse (2015). She is coauthor of News as Changing Texts: Corpora, Methodologies and Analysis (2015, 2nd edition). She is Board Member of CHINED.
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Nicholas Brownlees is Professor of English Language at the University of Florence. He has written extensively on early modern news and is co-compiler of the FEEN (Florence Early English Newspapers) corpus. He is the author of The Language of Periodical News in Seventeenth Century England (2014, 2nd edition) and co-author of News as Changing Texts: Corpora, Methodologies and Analysis (2015, 2nd edition). He is also editor of News Discourse in Early Modern Britain (2006) and The Language of Public and Private Communication in a Historical Perspective (2010).He is Board Member of CHINED.
Elisabetta Cecconi holds a PhD in English studies. She is a fixed-term lecturer of English Language at the University of Florence. She has written in the field of 17th-century news and propaganda discourse.
Udo Fries was Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, until his retirement in 2007. He has published widely in the fields of English philology, syntax and text linguistics. In recent years he has concentrated on work in computer corpus linguistics, producing ZEN (The Zurich English Newspaper Corpus), a corpus of 17th- and 18th-century English newspapers. He is coauthor of News as Changing Texts: Corpora, Methodologies and Analysis (2015, 2nd edition). He is Board Member of CHINED.