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Scientific Associate
European Legal Linguistics
Richard-Strauss-Str. 2 D-50931 Cologne, Germany
Office 0.A04

Tel: +49-221-470-3012

Office hours:
by appointment

(please contact via e-mail)

E-Mail: johanna.mattissen(at)

Areas of teaching and research

  • Language documentation and description
  • European Legal Linguistics
  • Morphosyntax, in particular polysynthesis and aspect systems
  • Typology
  • Discours analysis
  • Intercultural communication
  • Foreign language acquisition, German as a second language
  • Endangered languages
  • Languages: Nivkh (Paleosibirian), Japanese, Laz (Kartvel), Greenlandic (Eskimo), polysynthetische Sprachen, Romance languages, Basque, Arabic