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The Ninth Annual Bonn Applied English Linguistics Conference (BAELc9) will take place on Friday, November 27th, 2020 at the University of Bonn, with a focus on digital pragmatics and CMC and Professor Jonathan Culpeper as the keynote speaker. For the first time, due to the ongoing situation, the conference will take place digitally via Zoom.

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mission & vision

At BAEL, we focus on language use in social contexts and the underlying cognitive processes involved. We work with naturally occurring text and talk as well as with experimental data.

Furthermore, we believe that students must be involved in this work and empowered to do research right from the start. After all, what is research but learning -- that is, finding out about life?


study applied linguistics

Our four-semester MA Applied Linguistics program gives students the chance to hone their empirical research skills as they work together with professors and researchers in a closely-knit learning environment. The first application phase for the winter semester 2020/21 will take place in May 2020.

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The Research Center for Empirical Pragmatics (RCEP) offers resources including electronic corpora, audiovisual recording equipment, and questionnaire software as well as tools for transcription and data analysis to students and staff.

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The BAEL offices are located on the top floor of the Department of English, American, and Celtic Studies (IAAK).

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welcome new students!

A warm welcome to our newest MA Applied Linguistics students who have officially begun their first semester of classes. The program continues to provide a culturally-rich environment that allows the exchange of ideas, languages, and perspectives from all around the world, with students from over 30 different countries.

Sep 04, 2020

handbook on developmental and clinical pragmatics

Professor Klaus P. Schneider and his colleague Professor Elly Ifantidou (National and Kapodistrian University, Athens) have published a handbook on Developmental and Clinical Pragmatics (Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter Mouton).



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term paper guidelines

Download the term paper guidelines for linguistics (PDF, updated 2019)

For more useful guidelines and forms for linguistics students, click here

LAMA blog



Click here to read our linguistics blog!

office hours

Due to the current circumstances, Professor Schneider's office hours will take place via Zoom.

To register, please select your desired slot here.

During the lecture-free time Professor Schneider's office hours will be announced here: The next ones will take place on September 11th, October 02nd and October 23rd, 2020.

(If you are not studying at the University of Bonn (yet) and do not have a Uni-ID, please write an e-mail to bael[at] to register for the office hour.)

rcep office hours
During the summer semester 2020, the RCEP´s office hours are on Mondays 12-13 on request via email. If you would like to book an appointment or have any questions, please send an email to rcep(at) A zoom call can also be agreed upon via mail, if necessary.
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