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Historical-Comparative Linguistics
Department of Linguistics
D-50923 Cologne

Areas in teaching and research

  • Historical Linguistics and Etymology
  • Comparative Indo-European Poetics, Mythology and Religion
  • Old Norse and Germanic Language History, Onomastics, Poetics, Mythology and Religion
  • Onomastics (Theonyms and Anthroponyms)
  • Word Formation (Derivation and Composition) and Historical Semantics
  • Phraseology, Poetic Language and Semiotics
  • Languages and Literatures: Germanic (focus on Old Norse, Old English), Ancient Greek, Italic (Latin), Indo Iranian (Vedic and Epic Sanskrit, Avestan), Anatolian (Hittite)