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Dr Anna Havinga

Dr Anna Havinga

Dr Anna Havinga
BA(Graz) MA(Graz), PhD(Bristol)

Lecturer in Sociolinguistics (German)

Office 1.76, 21 Woodland Road
21 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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+44 (0) 117 928 9718


My research is centred on historical sociolinguistics. I'm particularly interested in language policy, language standardisation, and language attitudes. In my PhD thesis, I looked at the invisibilisation of Austrian German in the 18th and early 19th century. Currently, I'm working on the emergence of Scots in legal texts in the Medieval and Early Modern Period.


I studied German and English at the University of Graz (Austria) before doing a PhD in German linguistics at the University of Bristol. I then worked as a research fellow and teaching assistant at the University of Aberdeen and returned to the University of Bristol as a Lecturer in Sociolinguistics in 2017.


GERM10039 Language and Power: Introductions to German History

GERM20035 Structures and Varieties of German

MODL20016 General Linguistics

MODL20017 Historical Linguistics

GERM30074 Language Variation and Change in German

and various German language units




  • Historical Linguistics
  • Historical Sociolinguistics
  • Language Variation and Change
  • Language Ideologies
  • Language Attitudes



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