Department of German Linguistics

In the field of German Linguistics, we devote ourselves to the German language – its structure and its system, but also, primarily, with different ways of using language in society.

About the department

Head of department: Prof. Dr. Nina Janich

Our focus is on text, discourse and variety linguistics. We are particularly interested in questions of applied linguistics (e.g. on language in professional life as well as in scientific exchange or in advertising). In addition, we are involved in various interdisciplinary cooperations with the social and natural sciences.