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 Language Science):
    language typology, field linguistics, syntax, morphology
  • Prof. Dr. Noah Bubenhofer (German Department):
    discourse analysis and cultural analysis, corpus linguistics and corpus pragmatics, recent language history, text-oriented digital humanities, visual linguistics, digitality and mediality, algorithms and language
  • Prof. Dr. Carlota de Benito Moreno (URPP Language and Space / Romance Languages Department):
    variationist sociolinguistics and dialectology of Ibero-Romance languages, historical grammar of Ibero-Romance languages
  • Prof. Dr. Volker Dellwo (Phonetics and Speech Sciences, Department 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. Francesco Gardani (Romance Department):
    language contact, morphology, morpho-syntax, general linguistics, Italian linguistics, Romance linguistics
  • Prof. Dr. Nathalie Giroud (Phonetics and Speech Sciences, Department of Computational Linguistics):
    Neurobiology of Language, Psycholinguistics, Neuropsychology, Language in healthy and pathological aging, Language and hearing impairment
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Glessgen (Romance Department):
    French Linguistics, Gallo-Romance
  • 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
  • Prof. Dr. Lena A. Jäger (Department of Computational Linguistics):
    Machine learning for language data, (computational and/or experimental) cognitive science, (computational and/or experimental) psycholinguistics, clinical linguistics
  • 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 (URPP Language and Space / German Department):
    conversation analysis, text linguistics, video analysis
  • Prof. Dr. Ulla Kleinberger (German Department):
    media linguistics, Wirtschaftslinguistik, multilingualism
  • 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
  • PD Dr. Tania Paciaroni (URPP Language and Space / Romance Languages Department):
    dialectology, morphology, morphosyntax, Italian and Italo-Romance dialects, French and Gallo-Romance dialects, comparative Romance linguistics, descriptive linguistics, field linguistics, historical linguistics
  • Prof. Dr. Ludwig Rübekeil (German Department):
    Comparative Germanic Linguistics
  • PD Dr. Tanja Samardžić (URPP Language and Space / Department of Computational Linguistics):
    linguistic diversity in natural language processing
  • PD Dr. Gerold Schneider (Department of Computational Linguistics):
    Computational Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics, English Linguistics, Digital Humanities, Cognitive Linguistics
  • Prof. Dr. Stephan Schmid (Phonetics Lab @ Department of Computational Linguistics):
    phonetics, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition
  • Prof. Dr. Daniel Schreier (English Department):
    contact linguistics, variationist sociolinguistics, dialectology
  • Prof. Dr. Guido Seiler (German Department):
    German linguistics, historical linguistics, dialectology, areal linguistics, language contact, grammar theory
  • Prof. Dr. Rico Sennrich (Department of Computational Linguistics):
    natural language processing, machine translation, deep learning
  • 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 Language Science):
    comparative language acquisition research, typology, corpus linguistics
  • Prof. Dr. Karin Stüber (Department of Comparative Language Science)
    Indo-European languages, Celtic languages
  • 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
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Volk (Department of Computational Linguistics):
    grammar and parser engineering, data-driven methods for NLP (corpora and treebanks), multilingual text analysis, cross-language information retrieval
  • Prof. Dr. Paul Widmer (Department of Comparative Language Science):
    Indo-European languages, historical linguistics, Celtic languages, Ancient Indo-Iranian languages
  • PD Dr. Thomas Zehnder (Department of Comparative Language Science):
    Vedic philology and linguistics, morphology of Indo-European languages, Hittite anthroponymy