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Prof. Dr. Klaus von Heusinger

Professor of German Linguistics

Department of German Language und Literature I – Linguistics

50923 Cologne

Visitor Address and Office Hours:
Philosophikum, Room 2.116
Tel.: +49 (0)221 470 4884

Office at the CRC 1252 Prominence in Language
Luxemburger Straße 299, room 1.09
Tel.: +49 (0)221 470 89900

Email: Klaus.vonHeusinger(at)


Recent Publications
  • Brocher, Andreas, Frederike Weeber, Jet Hoek & Klaus von Heusinger. in print. Referent management in discourse: The accessibility of weak definites. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.
  • von Heusinger, Klaus & Alina Tigău. 2019. Special issue Datives in Discourse. Revue Roumaine de Linguistique LXIV(4).
  • von Heusinger, Klaus & Petra B. Schumacher. 2019. Discourse prominence: definition and application. Journal of Pragmatics Online 
Main Research Topics
  • Foundations of Linguistics
  • Semantics and Pragmatics
  • Contrastive Linguistics (Germanic – Romanic – Altaic)
Teaching and Supervision

Current office hours: Dates and registration at Phil Services

Consultation hours will be held as video conference via Zoom. Registration must be made via Phil Services. You will receive information about the procedure after registration. If you would like a telephone consultation, please indicate this when you register.

Please send your questions about teaching and supervision at team-kvonheusinger(at)