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

Research Areas at the HPSL

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


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

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Hermann Paul Scholarships in Linguistics 2014

We are currently offering two scholarships for PhD candidates in Basel and two scholarships for PhD candidates in Freiburg. For more information please click here

PhD Scholarship Promotionskolleg Empirische Linguistik (PEL) 2014

The PEL scholarship 2014 went to Hanna Thiele. Congratulations!

BASEL Promotionsstipendien Hermann Paul Scholarship in Linguistics 2013

The HPSL PhD scholarships 2013 in BASEL went to Dario Coviello and Adianys Collazo Allen. Stefanie Meier took over the HPSL PhD scholarship 2012 from Vanessa Simili, who accepted a job offer. Congratulations!

PhD Scholarship Promotionskolleg Empirische Linguistik (PEL) 2013

The PEL scholarship 2013 went to Silvia Rodrigues Parrinha. Congratulations!

Upcoming Events

Do. 24.04.2014, 12:15-13:45 Uhr
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Lavori in corso a Basilea Ricerche dottorali in linguistica italiana (Workshop)


Hermann Paul School of Linguistics

in Basel

Philipp Dankel, M.A.

c/o Englisches Seminar, Nadelberg 6
CH-4051 Basel

Tel.: +41 (0)61 / 267 24 13
Fax: +41 (0)61 / 267 27 80

in Freiburg

Dr. Monika Schulz

Romanisches Seminar / HPSL
Platz der Universität 3
D-79098 Freiburg

Tel.: +49 (0)761 / 203 97675
Fax: +49 (0)761 / 203 67680