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 Circle (ELC) - upcoming lectures

More linguistics lectures can be found at Mittwochabend-Tandems Linguistik organized by Forum Sprache und Kommunikation.

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

 Emeritus and retired: