University of Erfurt

Department of Linguistics

Department of Linguistics: Welcome!

The Department of Linguistics contributes to the BA degrees in English & American Studies, German Studies, Romance Studies, and Slavic Studies and the language-based MEd degrees.

We also offer an MA programme in Applied Linguistics.

Our research staff and PhD students are members of the interdisciplinary research group "Competence in Language: Issues in Language Development, Processing and Use".

Our main research foci are:

  • Childhood Bilingualism
  • Cognitive & Contrastive Linguistics
  • Cognitive Semantics & Grammar
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • English teachers' professional competence
  • German Language Teaching
  • German as a Second Language
  • Grammar & Grammar Teaching
  • (Im)politeness Research
  • Interactional Processes in English classes
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Language Acquisition
  • Language Policy & Language Contact
  • Language Teacher Education
  • Literature in English language teaching
  • Multilingualism
  • Neurolinguistics
  • Phraseology
  • Pragmatics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Writing Competence & Writing Processes 



Prof. Dr. Gila Schauer, last update: 1.01.2019



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