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Julia Müller

Julia Müller

Research Assistant & Doctoral Candidate she/her
English Linguistics | Mair



  • Second-language acquisition and processing
  • Grammatical and social gender
  • Experimental and statistical methods
  • Psycholinguistic models
  • Usage-based linguistics
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Onomastics and the linguistic structure of names



since 2019

Ph.D., English Linguistics
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

2015 – 2019

M.A., English Language and Linguistics
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

2012 – 2016

B.A., English and American Studies (major) and Musicology (minor)
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg



since 2019 Research assistant, University of Freiburg
2019 – 2020 Research associate in the DFG Project "West African Englishes on the Move"
2018 – 2019 Research associate in the CLARIN-D (Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure) project's working group 2 (other philologies)
2018 Research assistant, Chair of English Linguistics Prof. Mair | University of Freiburg
2017 – 2018 Research associate in the ViCE (Virtual Open Science Collaborative Environment) project



  • What's in a name? Personal names through a linguistic lens | Proseminar
    Summer 2020, Winter 2021
  • Corpus-linguistic methods | Tutorial
    Winter 2019 & 2021, Summer 2022
  • Theoretical foundations of linguistic research | Tutorial
    Winter 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Statistics for linguists with R | Tutorial
    Summer 2022



  • Müller, Julia & Christian Mair. Submitted. “Nigerian English as a Lingua Franca: Intelligibility and attitudes in German-speaking contexts”

  • Bohmann, Axel, Julia Müller, Mirka Honkanen & Miriam Neuhausen. Forthcoming. "A large-scale diachronic analysis of the English passive alternation." In ICAME41 Language and Linguistics in a Complex World: Data, Interdisciplinarity, Transfer, and the Next Generation, ed. by Busse, Beatrix, Nina Dumrukcic & Kellie Gonçalves.

  • Honkanen, Mirka & Julia Müller. 2021. "Surprise interjections and emojis in Nigerian online communication." World Englishes Special Issue "Discourse Markers and World Englishes", ed. by Sven Leukert & Sofia Rüdiger.


Together with Kyla McConnell, I co-organise the Freiburg chapter of R-Ladies. Twice a month, we offer free online workshops for people of all R proficiency levels, from new and aspiring user to expert, covering a wide range of topics.

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