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Professor Nils Langer

Professor Nils Langer

Professor Nils Langer
BA, MA, PhD(N'cle)

Professor of Germanic Linguistics

Office 1.76, 21 Woodland Rd
21 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 9841

Research summary

Prof. Langer's specialisms lie in the general area of historical sociolinguistics. His current project aims to sketch a Sociolinguistic Language(s) History of the German-Danish border region, with a particular focus on the language contact and conflict between High German, Low German, Sønderjysk and Danish during the nineteenth century. A website with rare and unpublished materials on Sprachpolitik und Sprachkonflikt in Schleswig-Holstein im 19. Jahrhundert can be found here.

His doctoral research (published in 2001), which focussed on the effectiveness of prescriptive grammarians in the seventeenth century was followed by a co-authored study, together with Wini Davies (Aberystwyth University ...

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Consultation Hours: 2014-15

Teaching Block 2: Thursday 12-1 and Thursday 3-4

Prof. Langer is a Schleswig-Holsteiner born and bred who, in 1991, moved to England after his Zivildienst in Neumünster to study English and German Linguistics at the fine University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Apart from Newcastle where he obtained his B.A. in 1994 and his M.A. in 1995, he studied in Leiden, Heidelberg, Wolfenbüttel and Dublin (UCD). He obtained his PhD from the University of Newcastle in 2000 and has been part of the academic staff at Bristol since 2000. He was promoted to a Readership in ...

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Selected publications

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