/ Info

Early closure on 26th January

Please note that the Department of English will close at 12:00 h on Friday 26th January.

/ Research

Special issue on Language and Health appears in open access

Miriam Locher and Franziska Thurnherr have edited and published a special issue on “Language and health online: Typing yourself healthy!”

/ Studies

Exam retake: 26 and 28 February 2018

Research methodology in linguistics Documentary Arts and Ethics

Alexa, Do I Understand You?

Steve Duman writes a post for the university’s science blog ‘Sci Five’ covering ongoing research by the Cognition, Language, and Interaction with Machines Research Group regarding interaction with virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa.

/ Research, People

Pynchon on Record, Vol. 4

Christian Hänggi publishes an exhaustive list of musicians, works of music, and record labels inspired by the work of Thomas Pynchon.

/ Research, People

Miriam A. Locher publishes handbook on Pragmatics of Fiction

Published with de Gruyter Mouton, this collection was co-edited with Prof. Andreas H. Jucker from the University of Zurich and features many chapters by international and local experts.
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Prof. Dr. Franziska Gygax gives her valedictory lecture performance

She is joined by her son, the actor Jonas Gygax, for an exciting lecture performance on Gertrude Stein.
Pynchon birthday cake

/ Events, People

Happy Birthday, Mr. Pynchon!

On the occasion of the American writer Thomas Pynchon's 80th birthday, Christian Hänggi organized a celebration of his work at Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich.