Chair English Language and Linguistics
next Office hours: Tuesday May 5th or upon personal appointment
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
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).
- REAL Studies
- Corpora: corpus-based language learning, language processing and linguistics
- ETC: Empirical text and culture research