English Language and Linguistics

There are two professors in ‘English Language and Linguistics‘, Tania Kouteva and Ingo Plag, and a number of post-doctoral researchers and PhD students. Tania Kouteva is an internationally renowned specialist in language development and grammaticalization, Ingo Plag is a leading researcher in morphology and in creole studies.

Research and teaching covers a broad range of topics in all linguistic subsystems: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics and text linguistics, with specializations in the following domains:

  • Analogical modeling of language (Ingo Plag, Lea Kawaletz; in collaboration with Sabine Arndt-Lappe [U Trier]),
  • Discourse grammar (Tania Kouteva, Janine Rehbehn),
  • English in professional domains (Heidrun Dorgeloh, Gloria Pagouras),
  • Functional syntax and text linguistics (Heidrun Dorgeloh),
  • Grammatical variation (Arne Lohmann, Ingo Plag),
  • Historische Syntax (Isabella Greisinger),
  • Morpho-phonetics (Sonia Ben Hedia, U. Marie Engemann, Arne Lohmann, Ingo Plag, Dominic Schmitz, Simon Stein),
  • Phonological theory (Christian Uffmann, Ghattas Eid),
  • Second language acquisition and language contact (Ingo Plag, Christian Uffmann),
  • Semantics (Sven Kotowski, Lea Kawaletz, Ingo Plag),
  • Spelling and morphology (Julia Muschalik, Ingo Plag),
  • Varieties of English (Ogechi Agbo, Ingo Plag, Christian Uffmann),
  • Word-formation (Lea Kawaletz, Sven Kotowski, Ingo Plag)


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ingo Plag

Universitätsstr. 1
Building: 23.31
Floor/Room: 01.69
Phone +49 211 81-11516
Fax +49 211 81-15292


Ulrike Kayser

Building: 23.31
Floor/Room: 01.71
Phone +49 211 81-12963
Fax +49 211 81-15292

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