PD Dr. Katrin Schlund


Active for the Research Team in Trier:
01/04/2020 - 31/05/2021
+49 651 201 3338
DM 165
Project Affiliation:
  • F2 – Transition of language/languages
  • F3 – Transition of culture/cultures
Research Focus:
  • Cognitive Grammar
  • Impersonal constructions
  • Interaction of grammar and discourse
  • Politeness in language
  • Language and aggression
  • Bilinguality and biscriptality
Current Research Projects:

The poetics of conflict: Lexical, grammatical and cognitive analysis of aggressive and argumentative discourse features in contemporary political poetry in Russia and Ukraine.

An Abstract can be found here.


A list of publications can be found here.


Since 07/2019: Private lecturer at the University of Heidelberg, Germany

04/2019–03/2020: Deputy professorship of Slavic linguistics at the University of Cologne, Germany (job-sharing with the regular professor Prof. Dr. Daniel Bunčić)

07/2019: Authorization to teach (venia legendi) in Slavic linguistics, University of Heidelberg

04/2008–03/2019: Assistant professor for Slavic Linguistics at the University of Heidelberg, Germany

01/2009: Doctorate in Slavic Linguistics at the University of Heidelberg entitled: Genese und Gebrauch von Höf­lich­keits­for­meln im Serbischen und Deutschen. [Origin and use of politeness formulae in Serbian and German.]

10/1998–11/2004: Bachelor and Master Studies (Magisterstudium) of Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian and Russian language and literature, French and political sciences at the University of Mannheim, Germany

Fellowships, Grants and Prices

Since 04/2020: Fellow of the DFG Research Group “Poetry in Transition”

02/2016–08/2016: Acceptance into the management program “Towards a Professorship” for postdoctoral researchers with outstanding scientific achievements, funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German federal government and the federal states achievements

10/2005–03/2007: Doctoral studies at the University of Belgrade, Serbia; scholarship granted by the Serbian government

Memberships of Professional Associations

Cologne Center of Language Sciences (CCLS)

German Association of Slavists

Association of Slavists POLYSLAV

Association of Young Slavists

Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association (SCLA)

Slavic Linguistics Society (SLS)

Southeast Europe Association