Chair of English Linguistics

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Welcome to English Linguistics!

At the Chair of English Linguistics at LMU's Department of English and American Studies, our research and teaching focuses on variation and change in language. We are especially interested in the emergence and development of postcolonial varieties of English – pidgins and creoles in particular – as well as in their structural properties. We teach and employ sociolinguistic and corpus-linguistic methods but also adopt a critical perspective on discourses about varieties of English and their speakers.
For details, please refer to our Research page.