Lenker, Ursula, Dr. phil.
Professor and Chair for English Linguistics and Medieval Studies at Munich University (homepage)
Commission member of the Academy project Runic Writing in the Germanic Languages (RuneS); since March 2010 head of the research unit Eichstätt-München (together with E. Ronneberger-Sibold and A. Bammesberger).
1982–1988 study of school subjects English and Catholic religious education University of Munich; 1988 degrees of Magister Artium and first state exam for teachers at grammar schools; 1989–1991 teacher training (second state exam); 1995 PhD degree; 2007 Habilitation at the University of Munich.
1991–1998 research assistant at the Institute for English Philology at the University of Munich and the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt; 1998–2007 researcher at the Institute for English Philology at the University of Munich; 2007–2013 Chair for English Linguistics at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (2008: Declining of calls to the universities of Heidelberg and Zurich).
Since 2013 Chair for English Linguistics and Medieval Studies at Munich University; current homepage: http://www.anglistik.uni-muenchen.de/personen/professoren/lenker/index.html.
Main research interests:
Language, literature and culture of Anglo-Saxon England, in particular manuscripts and text design, Latin and Old English liturgical texts; Historical syntax, Pragmatics, Text linguistics and Lexicology of English; Language change.
Ursula Lenker is co-editor of Anglia. Journal of English Philology.