Chair of English Linguistics

Welcome to English Linguistics!

English Linguistics is concerned with the analysis of the English language system as a whole, comprising first of all the core areas of linguistics: the sound system (phonetics and phonology), the lexicon (lexicology, morphology, lexicography), meaning (semantics), and grammar (syntax, inflectional morphology).

Furthermore, it deals with the distribution of English (social and regional varieties), its historical development (diachronic linguistics) and its uses in everyday life (pragmatics, text and discourse linguistics).

Who we are...

Lehrstuhlfoto Claridge

Top: Sebastian Wagner, Christian Hoffmann, Maricarmen Heinrich

Bottom: Claudia Claridge, Elisabeth Fritz


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