Recherche / Research

Ingo Feldhausen’s research combines empirical/experimental methods and theoretical explanation, focusing mainly on Romance languages such as Spanish, French, Catalan, Italian, and Portuguese – but he also works on German and English and even published on Bantu languages. Questions guiding his research include:

  • What kind of variation is possible in a human language (monolingual and bilingual/SLA)? And how can variation be integrated into a competence model?
  • How does prosody give us hints about syntax and pragmatics/information structure/discourse?
  • How to apply and improve research methods?
  • What insights from formal linguistics can be applied to language teaching and teacher education? And how can this be done?


Main research areas:

  • Pedagogical Linguistics
  • Language pedagogy
  • Bilingualism
  • Phonology
  • Syntax (left periphery, subjunctives)
  • Prosody-syntax interface
  • Language variation
  • Applied linguistics
  • Information structure (focus, topic)
  • Methodology