Latest publications:

Hiramoto, Gonzales, Leimgruber, Lim & Choo. 2022. From Malay to Colloquial Singapore English: A case study of sentence-final particlesia. In Ngefac, Wolf & Hoffmann (eds) World Englishes and Creole Languages Today. link

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

Siemund, Al-Issa, Rahbari, & Leimgruber. 2021. Multilingualism and the role of English in the UAE. In Onysko (ed) Research developments in World Englishes, 95–120. (Open Access) link

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

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


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. Concurrently, I also teach at the Department of English of the University of Basle. My teaching has included world Englishes, language planning and policy, sociolinguistics, and phonetics.

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