Chair for English Linguistics
© Uni MS - Jan Lehmann

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
  • sociolinguistics
  • Nigerian English
  • corpus linguistics, especially phonological corpora

We have compiled the corpora ICE Nigeria and ICE Scotland and 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.