Latest publications:

Leimgruber. 2022. Analysis of communication accommodation. In Kircher & Zipp (eds) Research methods in language attitudes, 66–78. CUP. link

Leimgruber, Al-Issa, Lorenz & Siemund. 2022. Managing and investing in hybrid identities in the globalized United Arab Emirates. JLIE. (Open Access) link

Gonzales, Hiramoto, Leimgruber & Lim. 2022. Is it in Colloquial Singapore English. English Today. (Open Access) link.

Rüdiger, Leimgruber, & Tseng. 2022. English in Taiwan. English Today. (Open Access) link

Leimgruber & Fernández-Mallat. 2021. Language attitudes and identity building in the linguistic landscape of Montreal. Open Linguistics. (Open Access) link


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 now Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Regensburg. I have previously worked at Basle, Freiburg, Bangor, Oxford, and London. My teaching has included world Englishes, language planning and policy, sociolinguistics, and phonetics.

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