Research at the School of Applied Linguistics is practice and application-oriented and is needs-based. Our research deals with problems in the areas of language, communication and media. It aims to utilise applied linguistics in business and society.
The School of Applied Linguistics works in the following research areas and is concerned with developing knowledge relevant to practice for training, continuing education and consulting purposes.
- Applied Discourse Studies (Professor Ulla Kleinberger)
- German as a Foreign or Second Language (Professor Joachim Hoefele)
- Intercultural Studies and Linguistic Diversity (Professor Christiane Hohenstein)
- Interpreting Studies (Professor Michaela Albl-Mikasa)
- Journalism Studies (Professor Vinzenz Wyss)
- Language Competence and Knowledge Development (Professor Patrick Studer)
- Language for Special Purposes and Knowledge Transfer (Dr. Maren Runte and Dr. Felix Steiner)
- Language Technology and Multilingual Communication (Professor Susanne J. Jekat)
- Media Linguistics (Professor Aleksandra Gnach, Professor Wibke Weber)
- Organisational Communication and Management (Professor Nicole Rosenberger Staub)
- Organisational Communication and Public Spheres (Professor Peter Stücheli-Herlach)
- Technical Communication (Professor Catherine Badras)
- Translation Studies (Professor Maureen Ehrensberger-Dow)