Lehrstuhl für Englische Sprachwissenschaft

    Dr. Ninja SCHULZ


    Office Phone and Email

    Room: 5 E 21
    Phone: +49 931 31-83593

    Office hours during winter semester 2017/18

    Tuesdays, 15:00 - 17:00

    Research Interests

    Old and Middle English language and literature, language change, historical (socio)linguistics, sociolinguistics, World Englishes, morphosyntax, semantics.

    Current Research

    Development of literary motifs in medieval texts; style in Old English narrative poetry; discourse structure of Old English prose and poetry.

    Function of auxiliary DO in Present-Day English, Early Modern English and new varieties of English (including L2 varieties and pidgins and creoles) as inherited or innovative feature; SLA effects; language typology; language contact; tense and aspect marking.

    English in Hong Kong; historical development; identity construction; compilation of diachronic corpus.

    Academic Qualifications

    University of Bonn

    2008 Master (M.A.) in English Language and Medieval Literature 

    2014 PhD in English Linguistics


    University of Bonn (2008-2014)

    Practical Phonetics and Phonology
    Introduction to Linguistics
    Introduction to Historical Linguistics
    History of the English Language
    Old English Language and Literature
    Middle English Language and Literature
    Medieval Studies
    Old English Heroic Poetry

    University of Würzburg (2014-)

    English Phonetics and Phonology
    English Syntax
    Old English
    Middle English
    Early Modern English
    Language Change
    Language Policy and Planning
    Dialects of Britain and Ireland
    Historical Sociolinguistics
    English in Asia
    Language and Politics in Ireland, Scotland and Wales


    Schulz, Ninja 2014. Syntactic and Pragmatic Functions of þa in Old English Prose and Verse. Bonn: Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Bonn. 

    Conference talks

    “Grammatical and Pragmatic Triggers for Word Order Patterns in Old English Poetry”. 15th Conference “Studientag zum Englischen Mittelalter” (SEM XVI), Universität Bern, 7-9 March 2013. 

    “To Protect from Outside and from Within? - Magic, Identity and the Other in the Old English Lacnunga”. International Medieval Congress 2015 (IMC), University of Leeds, 6-8 July 2015. 

    “‘Gefeol ða wine swa drunken’ – the stylistic function of þa-clauses in the OE poem Judith”. Approaching the Historical: a symposium of Early Modern and Medieval Stylistics (SEMMS), University of Nottingham, 14 June 2017.

    “‘Onwoc þa wiges heard, wang sceawode, fore burggeatum’: Conquest, conversion, and communication in the Old English poem Andreas.” Strangers at the Gate – the (un)welcome movement of people and ideas in the medieval world, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 17-18 June 2017.


    Lehrstuhl für englische Sprachwissenschaft
    Am Hubland
    97074 Würzburg

    Tel.: +49 931 31-85675

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