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Chair of German Linguistics

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kürschner

Contact

Name:

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kürschner

Address:

Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Universitätsallee 1

85072 Eichstätt

Germany

Room:

UA 222

Tel.:

+49 8421 93-21508

Fax:

+49 8421 93-21797

E-mail:

Sebastian.Kuerschner(at)ku.de

Office hours:

Thursday, 1.00 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. (UA 222); please register by e-mail.

Further information

Projects and research interests

  • Partnership with German studies institutes in Brazil (Germanistische Institutspartnerschaft, GIP), since 2013
  • Inflectional morphology in noun phrases in Upper German dialects
  • Personal names: nicknames and surnames
  • Mutual intelligibility of closely related varieties

Roles

  • Chair of German Linguistics
  • Member of the board of the KU’s Language Center
  • Coordinator of the Master’s degree program InterculturAd – Intercultural Advertising
  • Member of the editorial board for the series Konvergenz und Divergenz. Sprachvergleichende Studien zum Deutschen, edited by Eva Breindl and Lutz Gunkel, Berlin: Akademie-Verlag
  • Member of the editorial board for the journal Caderno de Letras (UFPEL Pelotas)
  • Examiner for the State Examination in Bavaria

CV

  • October 1, 2016 – present: Professor of German Linguistics at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
  • January 2012 – September 2016: Professor of Variational Linguistics and Language Contact Research at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (parental leave from Sept. 2015 to July 2016)
  • 2011: Offered a W2 professorship in Scandinavian studies/linguistics at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (declined)
  • April 2009 – December 2011: Junior Professor of Variational Linguistics and Language Contact Research at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (parental leave from Apr. 2011 to Oct. 2011)
  • March 2007 – March 2009: Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Groningen
  • 2007: Doctoral degree at the Faculty of Philology at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau
  • April 2006 – February 2007: Doctoral fellow (Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst)
  • October 2003 – March 2006: Researcher at the Institute of Comparative German Philology and Scandinavian Studies at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
  • October 2005 – March 2006: Lecturer in Nordic studies at the Institute of German at the University of Basel
  • 1997– 2003: Studied North Germanic philology, German linguistics, and computer linguistics at the universities of Freiburg and Copenhagen