Heinz Giegerich

Professor of English Linguistics

  • Linguistics and English Language
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Room 2.10, Dugald Stewart Building

3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
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(For small publications see my CV.)

Editorial work



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Responsibilities & affiliations

  • Director, The Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics
  • Director of Teaching, Linguistics & English Language
  • Honours Convener, Linguistics & English Language
  • Chair, Honours Board of Examiners, Linguistics & English Language
  • Chair, Special Circumstances Committee

Undergraduate teaching

  • LEL2A Linguistic theory and the structure of English: course organiser; lectures on phonology and morphology.
  • English word-formation. Currently offered in both semesters in both the Honours and PG (MSc) programmes (i.e. at Levels 10 and 11); 20 credits: course organiser and sole teacher.
  • Introduction to morphology. From 2016/17 offered in semester 2 at level 11 (10 credits): course organiser and sole teacher.

Office hours:

For an appointment (even at short notice) email heinz.giegerich@ed.ac.uk if possible. But unannounced visits are almost always welcome.

Current PhD students supervised

Research summary

Phonological and morphological theory, especially in relation to English