Applied Linguistics

The focus of the professorship for "Applied Linguistics" is on predominantly written digital communication from a language use-oriented perspective on the one hand and with a view to language-reflexive processes on the other.


The central research interests are in the fields of media and cultural linguistics, socio- and discourse linguistics, grammar and pragmatics. The predominantly empirical research at the professorship uses both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Current research topics include the following:
- Mourning practices on the Internet
- Digital writing practices and digital writing culture(s)
- Dialect situation in Liechtenstein



  • Prof. Dr. Karina Frick
  • Dr. Jonas Wagner-Thombansen

Research Assistants

  • Natalie Katharina Kücken


  • Bianka Bönsch
  • Nina Pries