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Welcome to the Institute of Linguistics! On this website you can find all the important information about the institute.

Prof. Katharina Hartmann and Prof. Frank Kügler nominated for the best doctoral supervision

The Goethe Research Academy for Early Career Researchers (GRADE) awards a prize every year for the best doctoral supervision. This year, two of the professors from linguistics have been nominated: Prof. Frank Kügler and Prof. Katharina Hartmann. More information

Information for freshman/beginners

The orientation event for first-year students in the BA Linguistics course will take place on Monday, October 16th, from 6 p.m. sharp at Campus Westend in room Casino 1.801 (Emma von Metzler-Saal).

Apply now for the BA Linguistics until August 31, 2023
You can find information and links under: Freshmen/Beginners

Starting in October 2022, there is a new research project at the department:
Co-speech gestures and prosody as multimodal markers of information structure“. Principal investigators are Prof. Dr. Frank Kügler (Goethe University) und  Prof. Dr. Pilar Prieto Vives (UPF Barcelona). 

Talks and events

Information for students


The Department of Linguistics at Goethe University Frankfurt offers in collaboration with the Department of English and American Studies, the Department of Psycholinguistics and the Teaching of German, and the Department of Romance Literatures and Languages two linguistic programs, a BA Linguistik taught in German and an  MA Linguistics taught in English. In addition, the Department takes part in the BA Germanistik and in the Teacher Education Program.

Further information:


Information Corona

Current status (02 February 2023):

With the expiry of the SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance of the BMAS on February 2nd, 2023, the associated occupational safety measures for employees at Goethe University were also lifted. This means that masks are not compulsory or recommended anymore for all employees and students of the university.