Organizing Board


Linguists of Zurich

You can realize your PhD research project with the following linguists in the areas detailed below.

  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Behr (Department of Asian and Oriental Studies): Chinese historical linguistics, Chinese dialectology, linguistics of writing
  • Prof. Dr. Balthasar Bickel (Department of Comparative Linguistics): language typology, field linguistics, syntax, morphology
  • Prof. Dr. Carlota de Benito Moreno (URPP Language and Space): variationist sociolinguistics and dialectology of Ibero-Romance languages, historical grammar of Ibero-Romance languages
  • Prof. Dr. Volker Dellwo (Phonetics Group, Institute of Computational Linguistics): speech durational characteristics in the speech communication process, influence of the segmental content of speech for the perception of duration and speech rhythm, methods to extract rhythmic characteristics of speech from the speech signal
  • Prof. Dr. Christa Dürscheid (German Department): grammatical theory, sociolinguistics, language education
  • Prof. Dr. Elvira Glaser (German Department): Swiss-German syntax, Old High German glosses, graphemics
  • Prof. Dr. Heiko Hausendorf (German Department): pragmatics, linguistics of text and conversation
  • Prof. Dr. Marianne Hundt (English Department): Late Modern English syntax, grammatical change in present-day English, varieties of English, Indian English and English in the Indian diaspora, corpus-based research
  • PD Dr. Mathias Jenny (Department of Comparative Linguistics): Southeast Asian languages, language contact, areal linguistics, language change
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Jucker (English Department): pragmatics, discourse analysis, new media
  • Prof. Dr. Johannes Kabatek (Romance Languages Department): Romance linguistics (synchronic and diachronic), Ibero-Romance languages, historical linguistics
  • PD Dr. Wolfgang Kesselheim (German Department): conversation analysis, text linguistics, video analysis
  • Prof. Dr. Ulla Kleinberger (German Department): media linguistics, Wirtschaftslinguistik, multilingualism
  • Prof. Dr. Angelika Linke (German Department): synchronic and diachronic sociolinguistics, linguistics of text and conversation
  • Prof. Dr. Michele Loporcaro (Romance Languages Department): Romance linguistics, Italian dialectology (phonology, morphology, syntax), historical linguistics, phonological, morphological and syntactic theory, historiography of (Romance) linguistics
  • Prof. Dr. Ludwig Rübekeil (German Department): Comparative Germanic Linguistics
  • Prof. Dr. Stephan Schmid (Phonetics Lab, Institute of Computational Linguistics): phonetics, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition
  • Prof. Dr. Daniel Schreier (English Department): contact linguistics, variationist sociolinguistics, dialectology
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Sieber (German Department): German language education, sociolinguistics, linguistics of text, linguistics of writing
  • Prof. Dr. Barbara Sonnenhauser (Slavic Department): syntax, semantics, pragmatics (each synchronical und diachronical), linguistic semiotics
  • Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Stark (Romance Languages Department): Romance morphosyntax, sociolinguistic variation
  • Prof. Dr. Sabine Stoll (Department of Comparative Linguistics): comparative language acquisition research, typology, corpus linguistics
  • Prof. Dr. Olga Timofeeva (English Department): medieval translation and language contact, Old English syntax, English historical linguistics, language identities and ideologies in the Middle Ages
  • PD Dr. Carlotta Viti (Classical Philology Department): historical linguistics, Greek and Latin linguistics, syntactic theory
  • Prof. Dr. Paul Widmer (Department of Comparative Linguistics): Indo-European languages, historical linguistics, Celtic languages, Ancient Indo-Iranian languages
  • PD Dr. Thomas Zehnder (Department of Comparative Linguistics): Vedic philology and linguistics, morphology of Indo-European languages, Hittite anthroponymy