Institute of English Languages and Literatures

Chair of English Linguistics


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Prof. Dr. Susanne Winkler (personal website)

English Department
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Wilhelmstr. 50
72074 Tübingen, Germany

The "English Linguistics" group at the English department investigates the syntax, information structure, and intonation of English and concentrates on the interaction between structure and meaning. The research projects in the SFB 833 and the postgraduate program GRK 1808 in Tübingen combine empirical research, advances in theoretical research with psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic perspectives. The chair covers the following research areas:

Syntactic Theory, Minimalism, Generative Grammar
Information Structure, Focus Theory, Intonation Analysis
Syntax-Discourse Interface, Information Structure-Processing Interface
Experimental Syntax (see Prof. Dr. Sam Featherston Link)
Ambiguity, Linguistics and Rhetoric, Syntactic and Semantic Mismatches
Language in the Mind and Brain, Reorganized Language, Speech Errors

The current research projects of the chair are:

  • SFB 833 Projekt A7: Fokus und Extraktion in komplexen Konstruktionen und Inselkonfigurationen (Prof. Winkler)
  • SFB 833 Projekt C6: Ausdrucksmittel extrapropositionaler Bedeutungen - Diachronie und Synchronie (Prof. Axel-Tober/Prof. Featherston)
  • GRK 1808: Ambiguität - Produktion und Rezeption

Susanne Winkler
Sam Featherston

Andreas Konietzko
Paula Menéndez Benito

      Staff  and teaching fellows      

Current teaching (Winter 2019/2020):

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