dr. LM Rupp

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My research interests are in:

  • language variation and change; grammatical properties of varieties of English;
  • English pronunciation, in the context of English as a Lingua Franca;
  • the interface between grammar and discourse pragmatics.



Hans-Sigrist-Preis, Hans Sigrist Stiftung, Universität Bern


FRIAS Senior Fellow and Marie Curie Fellow of the European Union. Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), Albert-Ludwig-Universität Freiburg


Visiting Professor, University of Toronto, Department of Linguistics (January-February)

Visiting Professor, Australian Catholic University, Centre for Languages (North Sydney) (April-May)


I currently teach BA and MA courses in Global English, Postcolonial Language and Literature, English as a Second Language in the Netherlands; International Communication and English Pronunciation.

My MOOC English Pronunciation in a global world runs twice a year on the platform FutureLearn.

I also give workshops and individual trainings English Pronunication for the VU Academic Language Programme. Previous participants include: academic and support staff at institutions of higher education, the Dutch military and law firms at the Zuidas. The tools that I use for my Pronunciation teaching can be freely accessed on this website English Pronunciation.

Prizes and Awards

In 2002 I was awarded the VU Teaching Award for my teaching.

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Academic qualification

Linguistics, PhD, University of Essex

Award Date: 1 Apr 1999


  • P Language and Literature
  • language variation and change
  • grammar
  • Global English
  • English pronunciation


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