Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hoinkes

My name is Ulrich Hoinkes and I am a professor for linguistics and teacher education in the field of Romance Languages (French, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Occitan) at Kiel University (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany).

My main research fields are:

  • Sociolinguistics

  • Variational Linguistics

  • Minority Languages (Occitan, Catalan)

  • Multilinguism

  • Lexical Semantics


More recently my research focus lies in:

  • Multimedia Learning Environment and Filmmaking

  • Discourse Analysis and Education Research: Threat Scenarios in Social Life.


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I am currently heading the German Association for Catalan Studies (,  Speaker of the Center on Humanities in Education at Kiel University (ZeBiG – Zentrum für empirische Bildungsforschung in den Geisteswissenschaften) and I'm building a cooperation with Teachers College- Columbia University NYC (