Lars Hinrichs

PhD 2006, University of Freiburg, Germany

Associate Professor

English Language and Linguistics

Department of English

The University of Texas at Austin

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Hiring: Graduate Research Assistant(s)

I am currently seeking one or two Graduate Research Assistant for work on speech recordings in the TELL Archive. The position will be for 10 hours per week from September 2019 to April 2020. Duties will include checking transcripts, forced aligning transcripts and audio files, and automatic extraction of vowel formant estimates. You should be a current graduate student at UT; an interest in linguistics is helpful. Please get in touch if you are interested. These positions are funded by the Volkswagen Foundation as part of the project "Language as a complex adaptive system".


Texas English on the radio

Since the beginning of 2019 I have been a regular guest on the Texas Standard, KUT's weekday news magazine. Together with host David Brown I listen to the voices of well-known Texans and discuss their linguistic style. A collection of all the episodes that have aired so far is available at the link below.



Office hour

My office hours in Fall 2019 will be Fridays from 9 to 10 a.m. and by appointment.


NWAV 49 in Austin

I am currently organizing the 49th meeting of the sociolinguistic conference "New Ways of Analyzing Variation", NWAV 49. There is a lot of information about the conference at its website, www.nwav49.org. And the history of the conference is discussed here.