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Department of English Languages and Literatures, University of Bern

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The English Department is one of seven departments of languages and literatures at the University of Berne. We are an enthusiastic department with approximately 600 students, five professors, one assistant professor and about a dozen teaching staff. Our team of linguists is committed to conducting empirical studies throughout the world - from Switzerland, the UK and the US to Australia, the Falkland Islands and the Republic of Palau in the Pacific. In doing so, we apply a range of contemporary theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches. We are a friendly, cooperative and supportive team with common interests in the fields of Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism. We are committed to interdisciplinarity as evidenced by our collaboration with a number of important research centers in the faculty (Center for Cultural Studies and Center for the Study of Language and Society) as well as internationally.