Recent publications

Interview in The Straits Times, 2017-02-05.

Leimgruber, Jakob R. E. 2016. Bah in Singapore English. World Englishes 35.1: 78–97. doi


I have a licence ès lettres in English Linguistics, English Literature, and Geography from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland and a D.Phil in English Language from the University of Oxford. In my thesis 'Modelling variation in Singapore English', supervised by  Prof. Suzanne Romaine , I use indexicality as a framework to conceptualise the variation between Colloquial and Standard Singapore English.

JL's photoSince October 2009 I have been on a post-doc at the University of Freiburg in Germany, where I am furthering my research into World Englishes and native English in multilingual contexts. My teaching has included World Englishes, sociolinguistics, and phonetics. Previously, I was a Lecturer in Sociolinguistics at Bangor University in 2008–2009, where I taught variationist and sociolinguistic lectures at undergraduate level.

From September 2013 to August 2015, I was on a Marie Curie Fellowship funded by the European Union. My research project dealt (and still deals) with language planning and attitudes in Quebec.

As the Coordinator of our Master of Arts in English Language and Linguistics (MELLing), I am the contact person for this course.

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