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Mission & Vision

At BAEL, we focus on language use in social contexts and the underlying cognitive processes involved. We work with naturally occurring text and talk as well as with experimental data.

Furthermore, we believe that students must be involved in this work and empowered to do research right from the start. After all, what is research but learning, that is, finding out about life?

Resources for students

The BAEL guidelines for term papers and theses in linguistics have been updated. Please click here to download the new guidelines.

Please click here for the internship report guidelines for M.A. students.

Research projects at BAEL

Please click the following link for further information about our current research projects.

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M.A. Applied Linguistics

The deadline to apply for the 2017/2018 winter term has passed. The next opportunity to apply will be for the 2018/2019 winter term; the application period will open in spring 2018. For more information about the application process, see the link below or contact our MA mentors via email at mentor-appliedlinguistics[at]

Information on the program

Impoliteness at School

At the end of May, BAEL's Hanna Bruns & Pawel Sickinger returned to the Gymnasium zum Altenforst in Troisdorf (GAT) to conduct a final linguistics workshop, this time focusing on the topic of "impoliteness". This was part of a year-long BAEL outreach project in cooperation with Dr. Marja Meinl and her students.

LaMa presentation & coverage

After a very rewarding Dies Academicus presentation on the genesis of the LAnguage MAtters blog project, you can now download the slides on the blog's website (link below). On the same page you will also find links to coverage of the project in the spring edition of Forsch and on our cooperation school's website.

 LAMa in the media

BAELc6 - a great success

This year's BAEL conference is over, and organizing it was a truly exciting and rewarding experience. Thanks to everyone who participated and helped make this such a wonderful event. Have a look at the conference page for some impressions (including photos).

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