Experts on Language / Languages

Dr. Ronald Daus
Professor of Romance Languages

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of Romance Languages

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office) +49 30 / 838-52038
Email daus@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • Romania Nova
  • Contacts between Romance and non-European peoples
  • Metropolitan studies
  • Cities in Africa, Latin America, and Asia



Dr. Norbert Dittmar
Professor of Linguistics

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for German and Dutch Languages and Literature
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Language Acquisition

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Assistant) +49 30 / 838-54011
Email nordit@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • Problems of linguistic unification
  • Minority languages
  • Bilingualism
  • Berlin: urban language
  • Youth language
  • Pidgin German spoken by Turkish immigrants



Dr. Ulla Haselstein
Professor of Literature

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Literature

Lansstr. 7-9, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office) +49 30 / 838-54015
Email ulla.haselstein@fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • Text and image
  • Literary portraits
  • Transculturality
  • Diasporic literature
  • Holocaust literature
  • Avantgarde
  • Native American literature
  • American literature of the 19th and 20th centuries



Dr. Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit
Professor of Japanese Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Japanese Studies

Ehrenbergstr. 26-28, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office) +49 30 / 838-53857, -53856
Email hijiya@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • Culture and literature of Japan
  • History and society of Japan
  • Identity discourses, culinary studies
  • Cultural translation



Dr. Matthias Hüning
Professor of Dutch Linguistics

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of German and Dutch Languages and Literatures
Dutch Language and Literature

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office) +49 30 / 838-54807
Phone (Assistant) +49 30 / 838-54423
Email matthias.huening@fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • Dutch linguistics with a focus on language comparison (especially Dutch-German)
  • History of language and language change
  • Lexicology (semantics, word formation)



Dr. Gisela Klann-Delius
Professor of Linguistics

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of German and Dutch Languages and Literatures
Linguistics

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office) +49 30 / 838-56495
Email gisela.klann-delius@fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • Administrative language
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Language acquisition research
  • Therapy process research and linguistics
  • Language and affectivity
  • Language and gender
  • Excellence Initiative
  • Emotion
  • Languages of emotion



Dr. Susanne Klengel
Professor of Latin American Studies

Institute for Latin American Studies
Division of Literatures and Cultures of Latin America

Rüdesheimer Str. 54-56, 14197 Berlin

Phone (Office) +49 30 / 838-55575
Email klengel@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • Latin American literatures and cultures
  • Literary and cultural theory
  • Image / text relations
  • Cultural transfer between Europe and Latin America – history and present-day status
  • Intellectual history
  • Concepts of cultural translation
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Argentina / Southern Cone
  • Caribbean countries
  • Transregional issues and literatures / cultures in border areas



Dr. Ekkehard König
Professor of Linguistics

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for English Language and Literature
Linguistics

Goßlerstr. 2-4, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office) +49 30 / 838-72356
Phone (Assistant) +49 30 / 838-72333

Areas of Expertise

  • Germanic languages, especially English
  • German (structure, development, modern language)
  • Language typology (comprehensive linguistics studies on the detection of unity in diversity)
  • Semantics (all issues related to the meaning of linguistic expressions)



Dr. Michael Meier-Brügger
Professor of Comparative and Indo-European Linguistics

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of Greek and Latin Languages and Literatures
Comparative and Indo-European Linguistics

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office) +49 30 / 838-52837
Email drmeier@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • Indo-European linguistics
  • Comparative linguistics
  • The prehistory of European languages



Dr. Judith Meinschaefer
Professor of Linguistics

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office) +49 30 / 858-54635
Email judith.meinschaefer@fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • Linguistics
  • Romance languages (French, Italian, Spanish)
  • Languages in France



Dr. Ferdinand von Mengden
Professor of Linguistics

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for English Language and Literature
Historical Linguistics of English

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office) +49 30 / 838-72340
Email f.vm@fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • Language / language change / language history
  • English language
  • Old English
  • Numerals and linguistic numeral systems
  • Grammaticalization



Dr. Guido Mensching
Professor of Linguistics

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of Romance Languages and Literatures

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office) +49 30 / 838-55420
Phone (Assistant) +49 30 / 838-54279
Email mensch@lingrom.fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • Generative grammar
  • Minimalist syntax of Romance languages
  • Medieval medical and botanical specialist texts in the Romance (Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, especially in the Hebrew scriptures)
  • Grammar theory
  • Sardinian language



Dr. Stefan Müller
Professor of Linguistics

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of German and Dutch Languages and Literatures
German Grammar

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office) +49 30 / 838-52973
Email Stefan.Mueller@fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • German (especially syntax)
  • grammar theory
  • computational linguistics



Dr. Manfred Pfister
Professor of English Literature

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for English Language and Literature

Wullenweberstr. 11, 10555 Berlin

Phone (Home) +49 30 / 3996801
Email manfred.pfister@fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • English literature from Shakespeare to the present
  • Drama and theater
  • English-Italian cultural relations
  • Intertextuality and intermediality
  • Literary translation



Dr. Michaela Sambanis
Professor of English Didactics

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for English Language and Literature

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office) +49 30 / 838-55961
Email sambanis@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

Language, Emotion and Movement

  • Translational research as a link between brain research and the practice of teaching and learning foreign languages

Drama Pedagogy in Teaching English and in Teacher Training

  • Early acquisition of foreign languages
  • Mixed-age learning settings
  • English instruction tailored to specific individual needs


Dr. Ruth Tobias

Freie Universität
Language Center

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office) +49 30 / 838-556 80
Phone (Assistant) +49 30 / 838-545 04

Areas of Expertise

  • Language acquisition, foreign-language acquisition in adults, language policy
  • Romance languages and cultures (main focus: Brazil, Portugal, France)
  • Cross-cultural issues



Last Update: Jan 05, 2014

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