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educator , linguist , semiotician

Roland Posner, Czech linguist, semiotician, educator. Research grantee Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 1976-1979, 80-82, 96-99, Technology University Berlin, 1985-1988, 92-98, since 2001, Volkswagen Foundation, 1987-1989; Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Social Sciences fellow, 1986-1987.

Background

Posner, Roland was born on June 30, 1942 in Prague, Bohemia. Son of Herbert and Elisabeth (Schindler) Posner.

Education

Diploma, University Bonn, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, Technology University, Berlin, Germany, 1972. Doctor in Habilitation, Technology University, Berlin, 1973.

Career

Professor linguistics, committee research center semiotics, Technology U. Berlin, since 1975; director Institute for Linguistics, Technology U. Berlin, 1975-1980, 92-98. Visiting professor Hamburg U., 1973, U. Montreal, 1977, Pontifícia Catholic U. São Paulo, Brazil, 1985. Professor summer institutions, Salzburg, Austria 1977, Tunis, 1979, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1982, Estoril, Portugal, 1983, Mysore, India, 1984, Lund, Sweden, 1992.

Membership

Member International Semiotics Institute (executive board since 1988, vice president since 1989), International Association for Semiotic Studies (vice president 1984-1994, president 94—), German Association for Semiotic Studies (founder, 1st president), Semiotisches Kolloquium Berlin (board directors since 1975), Berliner Arbeitskreis für Kultursemiotik (board directors since 1990), International Comparative Literature Association (committee on literary theory), Akademio Internacia de la Sciencoj, International Society for Research in Emotion.

Connections

Married Marlene Landsch. Children: Britta, Astrid, Ingmar.

father:
Herbert Posner

mother:
Elisabeth (Schindler) Posner

spouse:
Marlene Landsch

child:
Astrid Posner

child:
Britta Posner

child:
Ingmar Posner