Prof. Dr. Carola Trips

Prof. Dr. Carola Trips



University of Mannheim
Anglistik IV
B 6, 30–32 – Room 029
68159 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Tue 12–1 p.m.

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Professor Carola Trips holds the chair of Diachronic English Linguistics at the University of Mannheim and is responsible for giving subject-specific academic advice to students of the “Language and Communication” degree program (M.A.).

She habilitated at and received her PhD from the University of Stuttgart after having studied English and German Studies for her double degree at the same university.

In her research, she is interested in synchronic and diachronic syntax and morphology (including syntactical and morphological theory) as well as in language contact, language change, lexical semantics and  corpus linguistics in English (and contrastively in other Germanic languages like German). Her current research projects are the DFG project “Borrowing of verb argument structure from Old French into Middle English” (in cooperation with Prof. Achim Stein, University of Stuttgart) and a multidisciplinary DFG-research unit on the topic of the Tolerance Principle: Modelling second language acquisition and change which the group, including Charles Yang (UPenn), will apply for in 2019. 

She teaches a variety of courses (lectures, undergraduate and research seminars) which cover a broad range of topics such as “Syntax in three dimensions”, “Theoretical and Diachronic Aspects of Morphology” or “Language contact”, “Language change” etc.


Reviewer Activities


  • English Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistische Berichte
  • Morphology
  • Journal of Historical Linguistics
  • Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics

For several workshops and conferences:

  • Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference (DiGS)

For foundations and organisations:

  • German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • Fritz Thyssen Foundation
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)

Editor of Mannheim Papers in Multilingualism, Acquisition, and Change (MAPMAC)


  • Linguistic Association of Great Britain (LAGB)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS)
  • The Philological Society (PhilSoc)
  • Deutscher Hochschulverband (DHV)