Robert Mailhammer
Dr. phil., M.A. (Munich)
Lecturer in Linguistics
(University of Western Sydney)



Robert Mailhammer is Lecturer in Linguistics in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts, University of Western Sydney.

Until 2012 Robert worked as Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Arizona State University. In 2007 Robert was awarded a postdoctoral research fellowship by the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation under the Feodor-Lynen programme, which began in 2007 with a six-month postdoc research stay at The University in Melbourne in 2007 and continued at the Australian National University until 2010. The aim of this project was to work on the documentation and analysis of Amurdak, a nearly extinct Australian Aboriginal language of Northern Arnhem Land. A book with stories in Amurdak and English translations was published in 2009. Future plans include a grammar and a dictionary as well as more comparative and historical work. In 2008 and 2009 Robert worked as lecturer in English Linguistics at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and the University of Munich. From 2002 until 2007, Robert worked at the Institute for German Philology and the Institute for English Philology at the University of Munich after receiving his M.A. in German Linguistics, English Linguistics and German Literature there. Before that he passed the State Board Exam for High School teachers for the subjects English and German at the University of Munich. He received his Ph. D. in the subjects Language Theory and Applied Linguistics within the International Ph. D. Programme (LIPP) in 2007 after defending his dissertation on the morphology and etymology of ther Germanic strong verbs with summa cum laude.

He has published a book, co-authored a text collection, (co-)edited two book as well as a special journal issue and written a number of research articles in refereed journals and edited volumes. Robert's work has been funded by the German Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes), the University of Munich, the DAAD, the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation the Volkswagen Stiftung, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Australian Research Council. Robert is a member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, the Societas Linguistica Europae as well as the Australian Society of Linguistics.

Robert has taught at undergraduate and graduate level at the University of Western Sydney, Arizona State University, The Australian National University, the University of Munich and the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. Her has also presented his work at a number of international conferences and has been invited to give public lectures in Germany, Canada, the USA and Australia.

In addition, Robert Mailhammer has taught German and English as a freelance teacher and in commercial language schools since 2002, and has also conducted research on German Literature.

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