In linguistics, we explore different aspects of language structure, use and competence, approaching the latter from the diverging perspectives of language processing, acquisition and didactics.
To explore a wide range of issues and topics in various subdisciplines of linguistics, we employ a variety of different research approaches and methods – such as corpus analysis, discourse analysis, interviews, observations of lessons, psycholinguistic experiments, and surveys.
Relating empirical research to our own teaching is very important for us and feeds into our courses in the M.A. program Applied Linguistics – Acquisition, Processing and Use of Language. Linguistic Bachelor programs at the University of Erfurt include the B.A. English and American Studies, B.A. German Studies, B.A. Romance Studies and B.A. Slavic Studies.