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Prof. Dr. Roswitha Fischer


    1975 - 1981

Study of English and German at Würzburg University, including a 1-year-stay in Edinburgh, Scotland, 1978/79


Degrees: teacher's exam (high school) and M.A. in English and German


Assistant lecturer under Prof. Dr. Ewald Standop at Würzburg University

Ph.D. in English Philology, main subject English linguistics, minor subjects English literature, German literature and German linguistics. Topic: “The history of the research in English and American varieties, with special reference to lexicography”

1986 - 1991

Lecturer of English linguistics at Würzburg University,

Training in homeopathy and Chinese medicine

1991 - 1996

Assistant lecturer under Prof. Dr. Christian Mair at the University of Freiburg

1994 - 1995

Visiting professor at Portland State University, Department of Applied Linguistics, Oregon, USA


Professorial thesis (‘Habilitation’). Topic: “Motivation, institutionalization and productivity of new words of the English language: a corpus-based study”

1996 - 1997

Stand-in as professor at the Department of English at RWTH Aachen


Offered a chair at the University of Regensburg and Gh Kassel

since 1998

Professor at Regensburg University for English Linguistics


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

English Linguistics

Prof. Dr. Roswitha Fischer
Professor emerita

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