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Jakob Leimgruber

PD Dr. Jakob Leimgruber

Substitute Professor
Chair of English Linguistics | Mair
 

www.jakobleimgruber.ch

CURRENT POSITIONS


  • Lehrbeauftragter (50%) | English Department, University of Basle (Switzerland)
  • Substitute Professorship (50%) | English Department, University of Freiburg

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS


  • Sociolinguistics
  • World Englishes
  • Multilingualism
  • Language planning and policy
  • Linguistic landscapes
  • Singapore
  • Quebec

 

EDUCATION


2018 – Habilitation in English Philology | University of Freiburg

  • Supervisor: Prof. Christian Mair
  • Thesis title: 'Language planning and policy in Quebec: A comparative perspective'
  • Examiners: Prof. Christian Mair, Prof. Bernd Kortmann & Prof. Stefan Pfänder

 

2009 – Doctor of Philosophy in English Language | University of Oxford, United Kingdom

  • Supervisor: Prof. Suzanne Romaine
  • Thesis title: 'Modelling variation in Singapore English'
  • Examiners: Dr Anthea Fraser Gupta & Dr David Cram

 

2005 – Licence ès Lettres in English and Geography | University of Fribourg, Switzerland

  • Mémoire supervisor: Prof. Peter Trudgill

  

APPOINTMENTS HELD


2010 – 2018    

Akademischer Rat auf Zeit (Lecturer, non-tenured / Assistant Professor)
Chair Prof. Christian Mair | English Department, University of Freiburg

2016

Lehrbeauftragter (Lecturer)
English Department | University of Basle, Switzerland

2013 – 2015

Marie Curie Fellow
European Union FP7 IOF
Outgoing phase (2013-2014): Department of Linguistics | McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Return phase (2014-2015): English Department | University of Freiburg

2010

Chargé de cours (Lecturer)
Department of English | University of Lausanne, Switzerland

2009 – 2010

Akademischer Mitarbeiter (Post-doc)
English Department, University of Freiburg

2008 – 2009

Lecturer in Sociolinguistics
School of Linguistics & English Language | Bangor University, Wales, United Kingdom

2006 – 2008

Tutor
Various colleges | University of Oxford, United Kingdom

2007

Visiting Lecturer
University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom