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The aim of English linguistics is to advance our understanding of how the English language works. We analyse the underlying system and subsystems (e. g. lexicon, syntax) of the language and how speakers use the resources the language system offers in actual discourse. More specific topics that we focus on include language variation and change, English-German contrasts, and language acquisition. In research and teaching, we use an array of methods (e.g. psycholinguistic experiments) and resources (e.g. corpora).

Prof. Dr Svenja Kranich accepted the Chair of English Linguistics at the University of Bonn in October 2016. Due to her research interest in different aspects of translation, the chair is now called Linguistics of English and Translation Studies - LETS!

Find out more about who works at LETS here!
We also conduct several research projects at LETS.
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