|Name Heinz Giegerich||Education University of Mainz|
|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:
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: