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 MA Welcome 2023

We would like to welcome our new MA students by organizing a special welcome event on Monday, October 9th at 12 pm.

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 September Workshop

We are happy to announce that the workshop "Language as a social practice: Constructing (a)symmetries in legal discourse" will be held on 7-8 September 2023, at the Department of English, American Celtic Studies, Rabinstr. 8, 53113 Bonn.


The workshop will bring together scholars with a background in linguistics and law.  It seeks to showcase a diverse perspective on language, law and society, and explore the way forward of the interdisciplinary study of legal discourse at Bonn and beyond.


The current program and book of abstracts are now available.

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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 2022/23 will take place in May 2022 and the second application phase will take place in August 2022.

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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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welcome to bael!

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.


For general enquiries contact: bael[at]

For enquiries about the MA Applied Linguistics: mentor-appliedlinguistics[at]

+49 (0)228 73-82046

how to find us


office hours

During the summer semester 2023, PD Krautz's office hours will take place on Thursdays, 11:00-12:00.

To sign up use the office hour tool on the tiles above or click here.

Please be aware that registration is only possible until 09:00 the day before!

information: coronavirus

current information on teaching and examinations:

here you can find information for international students



term paper guidelines

Download the term paper guidelines for linguistics (PDF, updated October 2021)

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

rcep office hours
During the winter semester 2023/24, the RCEP´s office hours are on Thursdays 11:00-12:00, please sign up via email beforehand. If you would like to book an appointment at a different time or have any questions, please send an email to rcep[at] A zoom call can also be agreed upon via mail.
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