Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

CV & Research Fields

I studied English and German at Humboldt University Berlin and obtained a Ph.D. from the same university in 1985. My dissertation was based on a study of synonymy in English word-formation and took a comparative view of German. For some time I worked as a lecturer at he Higher College of Education (Institute of Foreign Languages) of the University of Aden/Yemen. I then returned to Humboldt-University.

I have taken part in two research projects on contrastive linguistics and national varieties of English. I am currently doing research work in a team undertaking a detailed investigation of English in West Africa.

My linguistic interests include phonetics and phonology, lexicology, sociolinguistics and L2 varieties of English, English-related pidgins/creoles and also LSP & terminology.


Current projects

  • Englisch in West Africa, Pidgin/Creole, University of Ibadan/Nigeria (Dr. Herbert Igboanusi) and University of Yaounde I (Prof. Augustin Simo Bobda)