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Prof. Dr. Edgar W. Schneider


  • During term / im Semester: Wednesday / Mittwoch, 10.00 – 12.00
  • During term break / in den Semesterferien:
    Wednesday, Feb, 13, 10-11
    Wednesday, Feb. 27, 10-11
    Wednesday, April 3, 10-11
    oder nach Absprache über E-Mail / or by appointment via email

Research Interests

  • Varieties of English world-wide, esp. evolutionary processes, linguistic properties
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language contact, language variation and change
  • Varieties of American English, esp. African American English, Southern English
  • Pidgin and creole languages
  • History of English
  • Dialect geography, esp. quantitative methods

Descriptions of these projects and references to publications which have resulted from them are available under "Research Center for World Englishes/Current Projects".

Here is a link to my Google Scholar Page (which shows current citations and research impact indices).

Citations und h-index (Stand: Jan. 2018):

In case anybody is interested more fundamentally in my work and the development of my research interests, here is an interview which the Journal of English Linguistics published with me in 2016.

Recent Books:




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

English Linguistics

Prof. Dr. Edgar W. Schneider
Chair of English Linguistics

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Room PT 3.2.65
Phone +49(0)941-943-3470
Fax +49(0)941-943-1990