Emil Chamson


Mag. Dr.


Room: 40336

Office hours: Monday, 10:30 - 11:30


 : +43 512 507 4191

 : Emil.Chamson@uibk.ac.at


Research and teaching interests

  • English-German contrasts
  • Etymology
  • Translation
  • Historical linguistics



Bachelor's degree in German Studies and Mathematics at Duke University, Durham, NC.

Magister degree in German Philology at Leopold-Franzens-University, Innsbruck.

Doctorate in English Linguistics at Leopold-Franzens-University, Innsbruck. Ph.D. thesis: The Continental West Germanic Heritage in Late Modern English Dialects: An Etymological Investigation of the English Dialect Dictionary


Selected publications

1) Chamson, Emil. 2016. "Wisiting Wienna: /w/ for /v/ as a typical feature of German speakers' English." English Today, Volume 32, Issue 4, pp. 40-48.

2) Chamson, Emil. 2014. "Revisiting a Millennium of Migrations: The Dutch/Low-German Heritage in English Dialect Lexis." Contact, Variation and Change in the History of English. Daniel Schreier, Olga Timofeeva, Anne Gardner, Alpo Honkapoja, and Simone Pfenninger (eds.) Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, pp. 281-303.

3) Chamson, Emil. 2012. "Etymology in the English Dialect Dictionary." In Middle and Modern English Corpus Linguistics: A Multi-dimensional Approach. Manfred Markus, Yoko Iyeiri, Reinhard Heuberger and Emil Chamson, eds. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, pp. 225-240.