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
  • 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
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Syntax and Semantics
  • Textlinguistics and Text Comprehension
  • Typology / Contrastive Linguistics


HPSL alumna Susanne Gundermann (English linguistics) has received the Erasmus Prize for the Liberal Arts and Sciences 2015. Congratulations! Her monograph is published in our schools NIHIN book series and can be accessed online for free.

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. 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

15.-16. Oktober
Age, Clienthood and Citizenship in Institutional Interaction (Workshop)

21. Oktober 2015, 09:00 Uhr - 18:00 Uhr
Usage-based language learning: perspectives from L1 and L2 acquisition (Workshop)