Dr. Christian Forche

Dr. Christian Forche

Research Fellow

Germanistische Linguistik
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 1406
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37356

Dr. Christian Forche

Dr. Christian Forche

Lecturer (LfbA)

Germanistische Linguistik
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 1406
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37356

Abstract

Christian Forche is a research assistant and lecturer with special responsibilities at the Institute for German Studies at the University of Leipzig. As a linguist who works empirically and comparatively, he is interested in linguistic, especially morphosyntactic cases of doubt as well as in the field of multilingualism research (in particular German as a foreign language and language contact).

Professional career

  • 10/2013 - 03/2016
    Lecturer at Freie Universität Berlin and Universität Potsdam
  • 04/2016 - 09/2017
    Research Assistant at the Chair of German Linguistics at Universität Bonn
  • 10/2017 - 03/2018
    Lecturer with special responsibilities at the Institute for German Studies at Universität Leipzig
  • since 04/2018
    Research Assistant at the Chair of German Linguistics at Universität Leipzig
  • since 10/2020
    Lecturer with special responsibilities at the Institute for German Studies at Universität Leipzig
  • 09/2018 - 10/2020
    Research Assistant at the the Center for Teacher Education and School Research at Universität Leipzig (lateral-entrant teacher training programme German - wAL Deutsch)

Education

  • 10/2007 - 09/2010
    B.A. "Language and Communication" at Philipps-Universität Marburg
  • 10/2010 - 12/2012
    M.A. "European Languages: Structures and Use" at Freie Universität Berlin
  • 07/2013 - 07/2018
    PhD "Linguistics" at Freie Universität Berlin

Panel Memberships

  • since 10/2020
    Non-professorial teaching staff representative at the Institute for German Studies at Universität Leipzig
  • since 04/2018
    Curriculum officer in the section of linguistics at the Institute for German Studies at Universität Leipzig
  • since 04/2018
    Member of the TOOL team

Fields of interest:

  • Morphosyntax
  • Phonetics and phonology
  • Language contact
  • Contrastive linguistics
  • German as a foreign language
  • Language change


  • NonV2 verbs in German
    Forche, Christian
    Duration: 07/2013 - 07/2018
    Funded by: Haushaltsmittel (TG51, Overhead); Stiftungen Inland
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Germanistische Linguistik/Grammatik
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more projects

  • Forche, C.
    NonV2-Verben im Deutschen: Theoretische Überlegungen und empirische Untersuchungen zu einem morphosyntaktischen Problemfall (den es vielleicht gar nicht gibt)
    Berlin, Heidelberg: J.B. Metzler. 2020
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  • Forche, C.
    "Du hast nie gelernt dich artizukulieren". Zur Vermittlung grundlegender phonologischer Konzepte und Prozesse im Deutschen anhand eines DIE ÄRZTE-Songs
    Berliner Beiträge zur Hungarologie. 2019. pp. 308-325
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  • Forche, C.
    Bilden Verben, die nicht in V2 stehen können, eine Klasse?
    Deutsche Sprache. 2015. 43 (1). pp. 11-41
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  • Forche, C.
    „On the emergence of Euro-English as a potential European variety of English – Attitudes and interpretations
    Jezikoslovlje/Linguistics. 2012. 13 (2). pp. 447-478
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  • Forche, C.
    Das Europa der Vorurteile (2010)
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more publications

  • International Conference at Freie Universität Berlin
    Categories in Grammar – Criteria and Limitations
    Germanistische Linguistik/Grammatik
    Event Organiser: Forche, Christian; Simon, Horst J.
    02/07/2020 - 04/07/2015
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more events

  • Current information on my courses for the summer term 2021

    Due to the limited space available on campus because of the pandemic, it will still not be possible to hold face-to-face courses with large numbers of participants this semester. For this reason, I will offer my courses as a purely digital blended learning format with an alternation of synchronous (via ZOOM) and asynchronous work phases. All information, especially the access to the corresponding Moodle courses, will be sent to you via email in the week of October 19-25.

  • summer term 2021

    • S: The system of the German language (group A)
    • S: The system of the German language (group B)
    • S: The system of the German language (group C)
    • S: The system of the German language (group D)
    • S: The system of the German language (group G)
    • S: The system of the German language (group I)
  • winter term 20/21

    • S: Introduction to Historical German Linguistics (Group B)


    • S: Phonetics and Phonology (Group A)


    • S: Phonetics and Phonology (Group B)


    • S: Parts of speech (Group G)


    • S: Parts of speech (Group H)


    • S+Ü: Critical examination of school grammar (Group A)
  • summer term 2020

    • S: The system of the German language (group A)


    • S: Introduction to pragmatics


    • S: Introduction to pragmatics (wAL Deutsch)


    • Ü: Aspects of linguistic communication (wAL Deutsch)
  • winter term 19/20

    • Ü: Basics of German Linguistics (Group A)


    • Ü: Basics of German Linguistics (Group B)


    • S: Regularities outside the norm


    • S: Introduction to variational linguistics (wAL German)


    • Ü: Regularities outside the norm (wAL German)
  • summer term 2019

    • S: Critical examination of school grammar (Group C)


    • Ü: School grammar (Group C)


    • Ü: School grammar (Group D)


    • S+Ü: Grammar basics and critical examination of school grammar (wAL Deutsch)
  • winter term 18/19

    • S: Introduction to German Linguistics (Group B)


    • S: Introduction to German Linguistics (Group K)


    • S+Ü: Introduction to German Linguistics (wAL Deutsch)
  • summer term 2018

    • S: Phonetics and Phonology
  • winter term 17/18

    • S: Introduction to German Linguistics (Group A)


    • S: Introduction to German Linguistics (Group B)


    • S: Introduction to German Linguistics (Group C)
  • summer term 2017

    • VS: Linguistics for German as a foreign language / German as a second language (University of Bonn)


    • Block seminar: "Selected problems of syntax for teaching German as a foreign language" (8 hours ERASMUS lecturer mobility University of Prague)
  • winter term 16/17

    • VS: Introduction to Semantics (University of Bonn)
  • summer term 2016

    • VS: Phonetics and Phonology (University of Bonn)
  • summer term 2016 – summer term 2017

    Teaching units "Phonetics/Phonology" and "Syntax" in the German Grammar module of the further education program German as a Second Language / German as a Foreign Language at the University of Bonn

  • winter term 15/16

    • BS: Grammatical and lexical structures/Part 2 (Group 4) (University of Postdam)


    • BS: Grammatical and lexical structures/Part 2 (Group 5) (University of Postdam)
  • summer term 2015

    • AS/ES: Phonetics/Phonology (University of Potsdam)
  • winter term 14/15

    • BS: Grammatical and lexical structures/Part 2 (Group 2) (University of Postdam)
  • summer term 2014

    • AS: Language change (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • winter term 13/14

    • BS: Introduction to language description (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • winter term 02/10

    • S + Ü: Mophosyntax of the German verb I (Litere) (University of Sibiu)


    • S + Ü: Mophosyntax of the German verb II (LMA) (University of Sibiu)


    • S: Historical Grammar of German (Medieval Studies) (Litere) (University of Sibiu)
  • Tutorials

    • WiSe 12/13 TU: Introduction to linguistics and language description (Prof. Dr. Horst Simon, Freie Universität Berlin)
    • SoSe 2012 TU: Introduction to linguistics and language Description (Tanja Ackermann & Eva Valcheva, Freie Universität Berlin)
    • SoSe 2010 TU: Introduction to the Linguistics of German II (Prof. Dr. Richard Wiese, University of Marburg)