Linguistics is the systematic study of language. It looks at language as sounds, as words, as sentences, and as texts. We offer courses in all of these areas, and staff have particular expertise in corpus linguistics, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, semantics and pragmatics, and the development of the English language, especially Early and Late Modern English and English as a world language.
For further details see Research.
The following faculty members teach and do research in linguistics:
- Sabine Arndt-Lappe, Dr. phil (Siegen), Dr. phil. habil (Düsseldorf)
- Anne-Katrin Blass, MA (Trier)
- Sebastian Hoffmann, Dr. phil. (Zürich)
- Bettina Kraft, MA (Münster), PhD (Southampton)
- Daniela Kolbe-Hanna, MA (Freiburg i. Br.), Dr. phil. (Trier)
- Kerstin Lunkenheimer, MA (Freiburg)
- Andrea Sand, Dr. phil., Dr. phil. habil. (Freiburg i. Br.)
- Javier Sanz, M.Phil. (Tromsø, Norway)
- Werner Schäfer, Dr. phil. (Münster)
Emeritus and retired:
- Wolfgang Kühlwein, Dr.phil. (Kiel), Dr.phil.habil. (Stuttgart)
- Jürgen Strauss, Dr.phil., MA (Kiel)
- Michael Stubbs, MA (Cambridge), PhD (Edinburgh)