This page will provide the key information for first semester students in the summer semester 2021 (MA Linguistics).

Freshman orientation

There will be a Freshman orientation for MA students on Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 11.15–12.45 by Professor Barbara Stiebels as video conference (URL:

Student with soap bubbles
Student with soap bubbles. Photo: Christian Hüller

Module recommendations for first semester students


We recommend the advanced modules Segmental phonology (04-046-2013), Morphology (04-046-2010) and Grammatical perspectives on cognition (04-046-2026). You may alternatively enrol for a module offered by another institute (e.g. a Linguistics module in the MA programs of the German/English/Romance/Slavic department). If you prefer the second option, you have to contact the module commissioner ("Modulbeauftragter") of the respective module and ask whether you can be admitted to the module (in terms of required background knowledge and in terms of vacancies); you should also ask for the technicalities of registration for the respective module. If you are admitted to the module, you have to get the consent of the head of the intitute's examination committee (see form). Note that a direct module registration via Tool is not possible. Often, the institutes will provide registration forms; you have to send the registration form (with the signatures of the teachers/lecturers of the module) to the Study Office. If you are interested in the special module Research internship (04-046-2034), you should register for it in a later semester.

Getting advice

  • General questions concerning the MA Linguistics: Michael Frazier, Ph.D. (Course advising)
  • Questions concerning the modules: module commissioners (see below)
  • General questions concerning student life in our institute: Student representative committee ("Fachschaftsrat", FSR)

Module commissioners

  • Grammatical perspectives on cognition: Prof. Gregory Kobele, Ph.D.
  • Segmental phonology: Prof. Jochen Trommer
  • Morphology: Prof. Gereon Müller

Module registration

When you register for a module, you are also automatically registered for the module examination. In order to register for modules of our MA Linguistics, you have to choose TOOL. You are automatically admitted to the modules of our MA Linguistics. After the registration data are migrated on 12 April 2021 from TOOL to AlmaWeb. It is possible to deregister from a module and the associated module examination no later than four weeks before the end of the lecture period, either by independently deregistering (in AlmaWeb) or by notifying the responsible examination office in writing. 


  • Module registration via TOOL:
    Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 12pm till Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 5pm.
  • Deregistration via Almaweb: 13 April 2021 till 4 weeks before the end of the lecture period 

Start of the teaching period

Classes will start on 12 April 2021 and will end on 24 July 2021.

Acces to the Moodle courses

The format of the courses and the access to the Moodle courses is given below.

Master Linguistics

Course Teacher Format Moodle registration
Morphological Theory and the Algonquian Verb (1.6.21) Müller DIG SE
Morpheme orders and morphological templates Stiebels HYBR Email from 12.4.2021
Colloquium Linguistic Typology Stiebels HYBR SE
Recent Work in Morphology and Syntax Müller DIG SE
Exceptional segments Zimmermann DIG SE
Morpho-phonological subcategorization Rolle DIG SE
Phonology reading group Trommer/ Zimmermann DIG SE
Grammatical perspectives on language use Kobele DIG Website
Processing and Representation Frazier DIG Email from 12.4.2021
Formal Reading Group Kobele DIG Website

Abbreviations: DIG: only digital format; HYBR: hybrid format (if possible); Email: password is communicated via email; SE: free self-registration


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Communication with faculty and staff

When you enrol, you will be given login information for your student email account. Please use this email address for all electronic communications with teachers and staff. It is highly recommended that you change the email settings of webmail or your email client such that your full name will be given as sender information.  

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