The linguistics section of the department has a strong focus on empirical, data-driven approaches to the English language, covering, e.g.,

  • English corpus linguistics,
  • native and non-native varieties of English as a world language,
  • historical linguistics and language change,
  • variation in language structure and the Mental Lexicon,
  • pragmatics, genres and stylistic variation.

English Linguistics Colloquium (ELC)

More linguistics lectures can be found at organized by Trier Center for Language and Communication (TCLC)

The following faculty members teach and do research in English linguistics:

 Emeritus and retired:

Former researchers and teachers: