Research profiles

  1. Arich-Gerz, Bruno, Dr. (FB A German Didactics): intercultural German, colonial linguistics, language and culture research in South Africa
  2. Bode, Frauke, Dr. (FB A Romance Philology): theory of lyrics, intertextuality
  3. Chihaia, Matei, Prof. Dr. (FB A Romance Philology): stylistics and semiotics
  4. Efing, Christian, Prof. Dr. (FB A German Didactics): language and communication in education and job (models of competence, requirements, diagnosis, advancement), socio-/variety linguistics, development tendencies of present-day language
  5. Frey, Julia (FB A German Linguistics): applied media linguistics, business communication, marketing, online communication
  6. Gil, Laia Arnaus (FB A Romance Linguistics): L1 acquisition,  2L1 acquisition (multilingualism), trilingualism, Generative Grammar
  7. Göbbel, Edward, Dr. (FB A English Linguistics): syntax, phonology, information structure, typology
  8. Hsu, Chia-Chun (FB B Experimental Industrial Psychology): t.b.a.
  9. Kellermeier-Rehbein, Birte, Dr. (FB A German Linguistics): linguistic varieties, national varieties, lexicography, word formation, colonial linguistics, German in Namibia
  10. Kiefer, Karl-Hubert, Dr. (FB A German Didactics):
  11. Kiziltan, Dilek (FB A German Linguistics): language of the media, marketing
  12. Köberlein-Neu, Juliane, Prof. Dr. (FB B Competence Centre for Health Management and Public Health):  Shared Decision Making (esp. doctor-patient communication), medical care, sectoral collaboration in public health
  13. Krahé, Detlef, Prof. Dr. (FB E Signal Processing): Digital signal transmission, language and speech recognition, language synthesis, computer based  language assistance
  14. Laufenberg, Tom (FB B Experimental Industrial Psychology): acoustic leadership analysis, speech and video based emotion recognition, pattern recognition, driver condition recognition
  15. Leder, Achim (FB B Experimental Industrial Psychology): comfort gain and increase of wellness for passengers on long distance flights, improvements      in aviation
  16. Lepich, Thomas (FB E Process Informatics / Human Computer Interaction): computer graphics, graphical simulation, game development and e-learning
  17. Li, Meng (FB G Pedagogy of Early Childhood): L2 acquisition, teaching discourse in L2, verbal interaction
  18. Möller, Reinhard, Prof. Dr. (FB E Process Informatics / Human Computer Interaction): multimodal human-machine systems, computer graphics, scientific visualization, real-time-sight simulation, automation systems
  19. Molz, Günter, Dr. (Faculty G Psychology, Method theory and psychological Diagnostics): methods, cognitive psychology (primarily decisions in the contexts of business psychology), suggestiveness
  20. Mroz, Juliane (FB A German Linguistics): languages for special purposes, corpus linguistics, abbreviations, Anglicisms, language change
  21. Peschel, Corinna, Dr. (Institut für Bildungsforschung, School of Education): grammar and writing didactics, German as a second language, text linguistics and didactics, word formation
  22. Ralf, Radach, Dr. (FB G General and biological Psychology): Research of reading, Visual information processing and attention, Electronic media: Usability and training, Neuropsychology and Neurolinguistics
  23. Rapic, Smail, Prof. Dr. (FB A Cultural Studies): Enlightenment, Classical German Philosophy, Philosophy of the 19. century after Hegel, Husserl,
    Analytic Language Philosophy, Critical Social Theory)
  24. Rathert, Monika, Prof. Dr. (FB A German Linguistics): morphosyntax, semantics, language and law, psycholinguistics
  25. Rüdiger-Mastandrea, Barbara, Prof. Dr. (FB C Applied Mathematics, Stochastics): mathematical modeling of complex systems
  26. Runschke, Kerstin (FB A German Didactics): youth language research, text linguistics, intercultural communication
  27. Schnieder, Sebastian (FB B Experimental Industrial Psychology): acoustic recognition of depressivion, linguistic emotion recognition, psycholinguistics
  28. Symanczyk Joppe, Vilma (FB A German Linguistics): grammaticalization, linguistics of the writing system, optimality theory & construction grammar, system theory
  29. Tatchouala, Eugeune Colinet  (FB A German Didactics): Contrastive and intercultural sociolinguistics, youth language varieties (German - Cramfranglais), DaF, lexicosemantics and pragmalinguistics
  30. Treanor, Fergal (FB A English Linguistics): pragmatics, discourse analysis, text linguistics
  31. Ungruh, Stefan (FB B Experimental Industrial Psychology): human-machine-interaction, pattern recognition, psychomotor measurement technology, work psychology
  32. Vorstius, Christian, Dr.(FB G General and Biological psychology): Inter- and Intraindividual differences in Reading behaviour, Cognitive and visuomotorical factors in the development of reading, Influence of alcohol on cognitive und motorical processes, Self-regulation and the interaction of emotions and cognition
  33. Wieland, Rainer, Prof. Dr. (FB B Organizational Psychology): t.b.a.


Contact Details

Center for interdisciplinary language research (ZefiS)

Prof. Dr. Monika Rathert
Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Dept.: German studies / Linguistics
Office: O.08.01
Gaußstr. 20
D-42119 Wuppertal
Tel.: +49 (0)202 439 2374



  • ZefiS- Kolloquium summer term 2015
    The programme of ZefiS- Kolloquium SS 15 is here available.[more]
  • The lecture "Die Gegner [...] sind zur Sammlung und Offensive übergegangen. Sie haben die Begriffe besetzt." Zur Geschichte einer sprachpolitischen Metapher.
    Martin Wengeler (Universität Trier) will hold a lecture about "Die Gegner [...] sind zur...[more]
  • The lecture "Anwendungsbezogene Linguistik im klinischen Bereich" of Anna-Lena Scherger
    Anna-Lena Scherger (Bergische Universität Wuppertal) will hold a lecture about...[more]
  • anglicism and abbreviations
    Online census about anglicism and abbrevations here[more]
  • The lecture "...dem/der Kandidat/in seine/ihre Stimme geben..." of Prof. Dr. Lisa von Stockhausen
    Prof. Dr. Lisa von Stockhausen (Universität Duisburg-Essen) will hold a lecture about...[more]