The chair of English linguistics covers topics including
- phonetics and phonology of English
- the development and structure of the world-wide varieties of English
- second and third language acquisition
- corpus linguistics
- Nigerian English
- the history of English
We have set up a phonetics laboratory at the University of Münster. Current projects include the DFG-funded research project on phonological acquisition of multilingual speakers and the DFG-funded project on Scottish English.