German philology

At the University of Helsinki, focus areas in German philology include multilingualism, transculturalism and multimediality.

Central research themes include

  • Comparative and contrastive linguistics
  • Language acquisition
  • Language didactics and interference
  • Use and optimisation of electronic tools in teaching German
  • Linguistic media and mass communication studies
  • Phraseology, or the study of set expressions and idioms
  • Text linguistics (particularly in the language of mass media)
  • Valence and construction grammar and grammatisation
  • Lexicography
  • Historical syntax
  • Modern German literature and culture (particularly narrative research, as well as the significance and reception of German literature)
  • Literature and culture in Austria
  • Syntax and word formation
HL
Hartmut
Lenk
Professor
Department of Languages
Field of science Languages

JA
Julia
Afifi
University Lecturer
Department of Languages
Field of science Languages

RN
Rogier
Nieuweboer
University Lecturer
Department of Languages
Field of science Languages

UR
Ulrike
Richter-Vapaatalo
University Lecturer
Department of Languages
Field of science Languages

Christian
Rink
University Lecturer
Department of Languages
Field of science Languages, Literature studies

JR
Jouni
Rostila
University Lecturer
Department of Languages
Field of science Languages