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General Linguistics
Department of Linguistics
D-50923 Cologne

Tel: +49-221-470-7063
Fax: +49-221-470-5947

Office hours: Wednesday 4–6 pm
Please make an appointment via Calendly.

E-Mail: leila.behrens(at)uni-koeln.de

Research Interest

My general focus of interest

  • Semantics & pragmatics

Leitmotifs of my research

  • Cross-linguistic & cross-cultural diversity
  • Ambiguity
  • Methodology

Topics I'm currently working on

  • Irony
  • Metadiscourse
  • Stance
  • Evidentiality/modality
  • Argumentation theory
  • Intercultural communication

Some topics of earlier research I'm still interested in

  • Lexicon-grammar interaction
  • Systematic alternations
  • Categorization (word classes, mass/count distinction, aspect/aktionsart)
  • Genericity
  • Reciprocity