Research areas and research projects at the HPSL include but are not limited to the following:

Research Areas at the HPSL

  • Cognitive Linguistics / Psycholinguistics
  • Contact Linguistics
  • Conversation Analysis
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Interactional Linguistics / Spoken Language
  • Language Acquisition
  • Language History
  • Language Variation
  • Language and Gender
  • Migration and Multilingualism
  • Modern Media and Written Language
  • Neurolinguistics
  • Ongoing Language Change
  • Phraseology / Lexicology
  • Pragmatics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Syntax and Semantics
  • Textlinguistics and Text Comprehension
  • Typology / Contrastive Linguistics


Die neue Forschungsgruppe CLiMR (Cognition, language & interaction with machines Research Group) in Basel stellt sich vor. Interessiert mitzumachen? Get in touch here!



PhD Scholarships Hermann Paul Scholarships in Linguistics 2018

Currently, we offer one full PhD scholarship in Basel. For more information, check this link.

PhD Scholarships Hermann Paul Scholarships in Linguistics 2017

The Hermann Paul Scholarships in Linguistics 2017 in Basel went to Robert Reinecke and Valentina Saccone. Congratulations!

PhD Scholarship Promotionskolleg Empirische Linguistik (PEL) 2014

The PEL scholarship 2014 went to Hanna Thiele. Congratulations!

Upcoming Events

"Language Comprehension across the Lifespan" (Workshop)

May 2018
Agonalidad en interacción - Procesos de sincronización y desincronización en conversaciones, discursos y lenguas en contacto