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Dr. Thorsten Brato

Please consider the following before you come to see me in the office hour:

  • What exactly is your matter or concern? What your most central questions? Which results do wish for?
  • What information have you already gathered? What would you like to ask and/or clarify?
  • What have you already done to work on your task, to solve your problem independently (first literature research, structure of the term paper/presentation, etc.)?
  • What are your expectations of me as a teacher?
  • If you want to discuss a term paper or final thesis, please bring along an outline - or even better send it to me beforehand.

Research Interests

  • Structural nativization in Ghanaian English
  • Phonological Acquisition of English as a Second Language in Cameroon
  • Diachronic World Englishes
  • English in (West) Africa
  • Sociophonetics
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Scottish English
  • Language Variation and Change
  • Sociolinguistics

  1. Faculty of Languages, Literature, and Cultures
  2. Department of English and American Studies

English Linguistics

Dr. Thorsten Brato

Dr. Thorsten Brato

Room PT 3.2.80

Office hour: please contact me by email to arrange a (Zoom) meeting