Prof. Dr. Matthias Hüning

Photo Matthias Hüning

At Freie Universität Berlin I am in charge of Dutch linguistics. My research concentrates on comparative/contrastive linguistics and on the structure and the status of the Dutch language in relation to other (Germanic) languages. I am interested in the history of Dutch and in research on language change. In recent years I am also involved in research on language political and sociolinguistic aspects of the European linguistic area. Another focus is on the use of new media in Dutch studies. Furthermore I am interested in the history of Dutch studies as a discipline.
Information about the different research projects can be found under the header Research.

I am the coordinator of the B.A. Sprache & Gesellschaft (Language & society) and of the M.A. Sprachwissenschaft (Linguistics).

On these pages you will also find a list of talks and lectures that I gave and a list of my publications, many of which can be downloaded directly from this site.

This server also hosts some of my software projects, for example my concordance programme TextSTAT.

Finally: have a look at our blog with 'observations about the Dutch language'.

phone: +49-30-838 54807
+49-30-838 54423 (secretary)
fax: +49-30-838 53768
room: JK 30/243 in the 'Rostlaube'
postal address: Niederländische Philologie
Freie Universität Berlin
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
D-14195 Berlin
Twitter: @mhuening
You will also find me at and ResearchGate.

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