Prof. Dr. Susanne Mühleisen


Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies
University of Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth

+49 (0) 921 55-3564/63 (phone)

+49 (0) 921 55-3565 (fax)


Research interests

creole studies, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, translation studies, orality and literacy, English word formation

Geographical Area

Caribbean, West Africa (Cameroon, Sierra Leone), Great Britain, North America


Supervised Junior Fellows and their Research Projects

Junior Fellow

Research Project

Kenne, Jocelyne

Language and Interaction in the Chinese Community in Cameroon: A Sociolinguistic Profile

Former Supervisions (non-exhaustive)

Former Junior Fellow

Research Project

Turner, Irina

Businified Political Discourse on the State of the South African Nation: A Dialogue between Presidential Speeches and Newspaper Reports

Otundo-Kuenster, Billian

Exploring Ethnically-Marked Varieties of Kenyan English: Intonation and Associated Attitudes

Kamdem, Hector

The Basic Narrative of National Unity and Peace in Cameroonian Political Speeches: A Discourse Analytical Perspective

Ahmed, Umar

Gender in Media Discourse: The Discursive Construction of Gender in Nigerian Newspapers

Academic Vita

since 2007

Chair of English Linguistics, University of Bayreuth


Habilitation in Regensburg


Professor (temporary) at the University of Duisburg-Essen


PhD in Frankfurt a. M.


Research Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles


Assistant and Lecturer in the Institute of English and American Studies, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt a.M.


Assistant at the English Department, University of Hannover


Studies in Berlin and Trinidad & Tobago

Memberships and functions in academic organisations


German Linguistic Society (DGfS)


Society for Pidgin and Creole Studies (SPCL) 


Society for Caribbean Linguistics(SCL


International Pragmatics Association (IPrA) 


German Association of English Studies (Anglistentag)  


Association for the Study of the New Literatures in English (GNEL/ASNEL) 


International Association of World Englishes (IAWE) 


Member of the Editorial Board of the yearbook of GNEL/ASNEL 


Committee for the selection of the Dissertation Award of the Anglistentag