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
- 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.