Latest publications:

Gonzales, Hiramoto, Leimgruber, & Lim. 2021. The Corpus of Singapore English Messages. World Englisheslink

Leimgruber, Lim, Gonzales, & Hiramoto. 2020. Ethnic and gender variation in the use of Colloquial Singapore English discourse particles. English Language and Linguistics. (Open Access) doi

Siemund & Leimgruber (eds). 2021. Multilingual global cities: Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai. Routledge. link

Siemund, Al-Issa, & Leimgruber. 2020. Multilingualism and the role of English in the United Arab Emirates. World Englishesdoi


I have a licence ès lettres in English Linguistics, English Literature, and Geography from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, a DPhil in English Language from the University of Oxford, and a Habilitation in English Philology from the University of Freiburg in Germany. In my DPhil thesis 'Modelling variation in Singapore English', I used indexicality as a framework to conceptualise the variation between Colloquial and Standard Singapore English. My habilitation thesis dealt with the language policies of Quebec, considered from a comparative perspective.

JL's photoI am currently Lecturer in the Department of English of the University of Basle and concurrently Privatdozent and substitute professor at the English Department of the University of Freiburg in Germany. My teaching has included world Englishes, language planning and policy, sociolinguistics, and phonetics.

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