Research areas and research projects at the HPSL include but are not limited to the following:

Research Areas at the HPSL

  • Cognitive Linguistics / Psycholinguistics
  • Contact Linguistics
  • Conversation Analysis
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Interactional Linguistics / Spoken Language
  • Language Acquisition
  • Language History
  • Language Variation
  • Language and Gender
  • Migration and Multilingualism
  • Modern Media and Written Language
  • Neurolinguistics
  • Ongoing Language Change
  • Phraseology / Lexicology
  • Pragmatics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Syntax and Semantics
  • Textlinguistics and Text Comprehension
  • Typology / Contrastive Linguistics


HPCL, HPSL and the GRK 1624 gratulate Bernd Kortmann and his team (Katja Roller und Marten Juskan) on winning the Instructional Development Award 2016. Awarded was the project “FREDDIE (FReiburg English Dialect Database for Instruction and E-learning) – Eine multimediale Plattform für forschendes, korpusbasiertes Lernen.”
If you want to learn more about the project, click here (German version).
The online version of FRED (“Freiburg English Dialect Corpus”) is accessible on the website of the UB Freiburg.

The HPSL was attributed the official Eucor - The European Campus label.

TV-Beitrag (Komi mit russischen Untertiteln) über das Komi-Dokumentationsprojekt der Freiburg Research Group in Saami Studies

Junge Forscher statt alte Studenten (Bericht, uni'campus, 03/2014)

Halten Graduiertenschulen was sie versprechen? (Ute Schulze und Valentin Klotzbücher, Forschung&Lehre 5/14

Pilotstudie Ausbildungs- und Karrierewege Hermann Paul School of Linguistics: Abschlussbericht

Newsletter Issue no. 5: Deutsch

Newsletter Issue no. 4: English

Newsletter Issue no. 3: English

Newsletter Issue no. 1&2: German English


PhD Scholarships Hermann Paul Scholarships in Linguistics 2014

The Hermann Paul Scholarships in Linguistics 2014 in Freiburg went to Sonya Kinsey and Uliana Schöller. Congratulations!

The Hermann Paul Scholarships in Linguistics 2014 in Basel went to Carolina Spiegel and Burak S. Tekin. Congratulations!

PhD Scholarship Promotionskolleg Empirische Linguistik (PEL) 2014

The PEL scholarship 2014 went to Hanna Thiele. Congratulations!

Upcoming Events

7.-9. September 2016
La punteggiatura in Europa oggi. Teorie e descrizioni (Tagnung)

Oktober 2016
Experience counts. But how to count experience? Perspectives from psycholinguistics and interactional linguistics