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English Language and Linguistics

Chair English Language and Linguistics

Portrait: Prof. Dr. Josef Schmied
Prof. Dr. Josef Schmied
  • Phone:
    +49 371 531-34226
  • Fax:
    +49 371 531-834226
  • Email:
  • Address:
    Reichenhainer Straße 39, 09126 Chemnitz
  • Room:
    2/39/223 (new: C46.223)

Office hours: Tuesday 1-2 or Friday 11-12 BBB on-line until further notice (send me an email, I invite you into the BBB room).
In very urgent cases, you may be allowed into the building.

Curriculum vitae

He studied mainly English and geography at Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany) and the University of Kent at Canterbury (UKC, England). He taught at the Universities at Bamberg (PhD 1985), Bayreuth (Habilitation 1991) and Dresden before coming to Chemnitz to set up a new department here in April 1993. He likes to work with international students, also in Summer Schools and as Guest Professor in Guangzhou/China in 2015 and in Modena/Italy in 2019, for example.


Current Courses: Intro, Applied, History, Academic English, Translation

MA Project Proposals: esp. Academic, Media, Web English

Research Interests

His main research interests are in Language & Culture (sociolinguistics, English in Africa and SE Asia), Language & Computers (corpus-linguistics, Internet English), and Language & Cognition (e-learning, Academic Writing).

Editorial Work

Academic Output