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Prof. Dr. Svenja Kranich

Svenja 2022


Room 2.19

Rabinstraße 8

Phone: +49 (0)228 73-7625


Office Hours

  • No office hours May 9th and May 16th
  • Starting May 23rd: Tuesdays, 14:15 -15:15.

Please email lets[at] to make an appointment and indicate whether you would like to meet via Zoom or in person.


Research Interests

  • Recent linguistic change in English and German
  • Linguistic complexity
  • Modality and aspect in English and other languages
  • English-German contrasts, particularly pragmatic and stylistic contrasts
  • Translation studies
  • Language contact
  • Principles of language change
  • Grammaticalization

Recurring Teaching

  • Corpus Linguistics (BA/BEd)
  • Language Structures and Functions (BA/BEd)
  • English Linguistics (MEd)
  • Translation Studies (MA)
  • Language Acquisition (MA)


  • ISLE (International Society of English)
  • SLE (Societas Linguistica Europea)
  • IPra (International Pragmatics Association)
  • Deutscher Anglistenverband
  • Deutscher Hochschulverband




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