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The Department of German Linguistics (Germanistik I) –a sub-division of the German Department of Heinrich-Heine-University – consists of the Chair of German Linguistics (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dietrich Busse) and its team of 17 post-doctoral and graduate lecturers and research assistants.
We want to teach the areas of linguistics (focusing German) with a wide range of subjects and approaches. Particular emphasis will be placed on language as a cultural phenomenon and linguistics as a part of the cultural sciences. Cultural semantics, text- and discourse-analysis, construction-grammar approaches, aspects of cognitive and epistemological semantics (e.g. frame semantics), history of (German) language and the theoretical foundations of linguistics are subjects of special interest for members of the team. Our BA-Program emphasizes (besides the basics of linguistics) aspects and approaches of applied linguistics (e.g. linguistic analysis of advertising, of language of media and politics etc.) Our BA- and MA-programs are well recognized by many foreign students wanting to study German in German and in Germany. Thus, the language of teaching is always (nearly self-evident) German.