Bernd Kortmann#

Email:bernd.kortmann 'at' anglistik.uni-freiburg.de
Membership Number:3753
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:LINGUISTIC STUDIES
Username:bkortmann
Homepage: http://www.anglistik.uni-freiburg.de/seminar/abteilungen/sprachwissenschaft/ls_kortmann


Present and Previous Positions
  • Professorships:
    • 1995 - present Full Professor at U Freiburg
    • 2000, 03 - 2000, 08 Visiting Professor at Portland State University (Oregon, USA)
    • 1994, 10 - 1995, 03 Substitute Full Professor at Free U of Berlin
    • 1985-1994 Assistant Professor at U Hannover, Free U of Berlin
  • Further administrative and academic positions:
    • 2013 - present Director of the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) for the Humanities and Social Sciences
    • 2012 - present Member of the selection committee Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
    • 2010 - 2014 Dean of the Philological Faculty
    • 2004 - 2014 Director of the Master programme European Linguistics
    • 2004 - present Director of the Language Teaching Centre of the University of Freiburg

Fields of Scholarship
  • Grammar of non-standard varieties of English and World Englishes
  • European dialect syntax
  • Language typology (especially areal typology of Europe)
  • Language complexity
  • Grammaticalization
  • History of linguistics
  • Semantics
  • Pragmatics
  • Semantic change

Honours and Awards
  • Honorary doctorate, University of Eastern Finland, to be awarded at Joensuu on 28-30 August, 2014

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