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Name  Heinz Giegerich

Education  University of Mainz
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Books  English Phonology: An Introd, Lexical strata in English, Metrical phonology and phon

Heinz Joachim Giegerich is a Scottish linguist of German origin, and Professor of English Linguistics in the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Science of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.


Born 1952 in Aachen (Germany) and brought up in the nearby town of Eschweiler, Professor Giegerich studied English Linguistics, General Linguistics, English Literature and Journalism at the University of Mainz, graduating Magister Artium in 1978 under the supervision of Professors Klaus Faiss and Gerhard Wahrig. He joined the University of Edinburgh in 1979 as a lecturer and completed his PhD (Aspects of Metrical Phonology: German and English) there in 1983 under the supervision of John M Anderson. He was Associate Dean (Postgraduate) in the Faculty of Arts from 2000 to 2003 and Head of the Department of English Language from 2001 until its merger with Linguistics in 2005. He is the Director of the University's Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He lives in Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders.

His research and teaching focus on phonological and morphological theory, especially in relation to English and German. His particular research interests have included the following:

  • the representation of prosodic structure (syllable structure, stress, rhythm) within the theory of Metrical Phonology
  • stress, poetic metre and more generally aspects of prosodic structure in the history of English
  • the status of orthography in phonological structures, and in phonological theory in general
  • the theory of Lexical Phonology and Morphology
  • the theory of "base-driven lexical stratification", which he developed in the 1990s
  • the interfaces of the morphology with the phonology and the syntax
  • the analysis of compound words within the theory of Lexicalism
  • Heinz Giegerich is the founder and General Editor of the Edinburgh Textbooks on the English Language and one of the founding Editors of the linguistic morphology journal, Word Structure. His publications include the following:

  • Metrical phonology and phonological structure: German and English (= Cambridge Studies in Linguistics; 43). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.
  • English phonology: an introduction (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992. [Korean translation, Yong ô um sông um un ron. Seoul: Han-shin Publishing Co., 1996.]
  • Lexical strata in English: morphological causes, phonological effects (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics; 89). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
  • Lexical structures: compounding and the modules of grammar (Edinburgh Studies in Theoretical Linguistics; 1). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015.
  • References

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