Prof. Dr. Peter Auer

Deutsche und Allgemeine Linguistik
Universität Freiburg
Direktor der School, Linguistik

Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies
Albertstr. 19
79104 Freiburg im Breisgau

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    DOB 1954, Full professor of Germanic Philology (Linguistics) at the University of Freiburg. Peter Auer studied General Linguistics, German Linguistics, and Sociology as well as Psychology at the Universities of Cologne, Constance, and Manchester. From 1980-1989 he was a researcher and subsequently assistant professor at the department of Linguistics at the University of Constance, where he completed his dissertation (Promotion) in 1983 and post-doctoral dissertation (Habilitation) in 1988. In 1989 he was a Heisenberg Scholar and later on professor of German Linguistics at the University of Hamburg. He declined positions as a professor at the universities of Munich, Mainz and Bangor (Wales). In addition to six monographs and thirteen edited books and journal issues, he has written around 100 research articles, specialising in bilingualism, sociolinguistics, interaction analysis, dialectology, syntax of spoken language, phonology, and prosody. He has been the principal researcher of 15 externally funded research projects (DFG, VW-Stiftung, Thyssen-Stiftung), co-director of the European Science Foundation Network on “Convergence and divergence of dialects in a changing Europe”, organizer of various international conferences, elected referee of the German science foundation (DFG) for General Linguistics (2000-2008) as well as a member of the Editorial Boards of various national and international academic journals.

     

    Publications: Monographs

    /Türkisch sprechen nicht nur die Türken: über die Unschärfebeziehung zwischen Sprache und Ethnie in Deutschland./ Berlin: de Gruyter (2004). [Mit Inci Dirim].

    /Sprachliche Interaktion ­ Eine Einführung anhand von 22 Klassikern/ (Konzepte der Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft; 60). Tübingen: Niemeyer (1999).

    /Language in Time ­ The Rhythm and Tempo of Verbal Interaction./ New York: Oxford University Press (1999). [Mit Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen und F. Müller].

    /Phonologie der Alltagssprache. Zur Beschreibung von Variation am Beispiel des Konstanzer Stadtdialekts/ (Studia Linguistica Germanica; 28, hrsg. von Stefan Sonderegger). Berlin: de Gruyter (1990).

    /Zweisprachige Konversationen. Code-Switching und Transfer bei italienischen Migranten­kindern in Konstanz/ (Schriftenreihe des SFB 99, Konstanz, Nr. 79 (Dissertation), 1983). _Englisch als:_ /Bilingual Conversation/ (Pragmatics & Beyond; 8). Amsterdam: Benjamins (1984).

     

     

    /Language an//d Space. An International Handbook of Linguistic Variation./ Vol. 1: Theories and Methods. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter (in Vorb.). [Mit Jürgen Erich Schmidt].

     

     

    /Style and Social Identities. Alternative Approaches to Linguistic Heterogeneity./ Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter (2007).

    /Reden und Schreiben in der Wissenschaft./ Frankfurt / New York: Campus (2007). [Mit Harald Baßler].

    /Multilingualism and Multilingual Communication/ (Handbooks of Applied Linguistics; 5). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter (2007). [Mit Li Wei].

    /Dialect Change. The Convergence and Divergence of Dialects in Contemporary //Europe//./ Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2005). [Mit Frans Hinskens und Paul Kerswill].

    /Silbenschnitt und Tonakzente./ Tübingen: Niemeyer (2002). [Mit Peter Gilles und Helmut Spiekermann].

    /Kommunikation in gesellschaftlichen Umbruchsituationen. Mikroanalytische Aspekte des sprachlichen und gesellschaftlichen Wandels in den Neuen Bundesländern/ (Germanistische Linguistik; 219). Tübingen: Niemeyer (2000). [Mit Heiko Hausendorf].

    /Dialect Levelling and the Standard Varieties in //Europe/ (Themenheft Folia Linguistica
    32/1-2) (1998).
    /Code-switching in Conversation./ London: Routledge (1998, paperback 1999).

    /Convergence and Divergence of Dialects in //Europe/ (Themenheft Sociolinguistica 10) (1996). [Mit Frans Hinskens und Klaus Mattheier].

    /The Contextualization of Language/ (Pragmatics & Beyond NS; 22). Amsterdam: Benjamins (1992). [Mit Aldo di Luzio].
    /Variation and Convergence. Studies in Social Dialectology./ Berlin: de Gruyter (1988).
    [Mit Aldo di Luzio].
    /Interpretive Sociolinguistics: Migrants ­ Children ­ Migrant Children./ Tübingen: Narr (1984). [Mit Aldo di Luzio].

     

    FRIAS Research Project

    Sprache und Raum: Interaktion, Kognition, Grammatik und Geografie

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