New Alexander von Humboldt Professorship at Universität Hamburg

Photo: Macquarie University Ingrid Piller,   of applied linguistics at Macquarie
Photo: Macquarie University Ingrid Piller, of applied linguistics at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia will head the research center Literacy in Diversity Settings (LiDS)

Universität Hamburg has been granted an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. The prestigious research prize in the amount of ¤3.5 million is being awarded to the sociolinguist Ingrid Piller. The professor of applied linguistics at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia will head the research center Literacy in Diversity Settings (LiDS).

Based in the Faculty of Education, LiDS is set to become an interdisciplinary, cross-faculty research center and form the nucleus of the profile initiative Linguistic Diversity at Universität Hamburg.

Piller’s research focuses on intercultural communication, language acquisition, and multilingualism in the context of migration and globalization. ...

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