Dr. phil.

Nicole Hützen

Lehrstuhl für Anglistische Sprachwissenschaft


Building: ehem. Couven-Gymnasium (1070)

Room: 105/2

Kármánstraße 17/19

52062 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 96341
Fax: +49 241 80 92350

Office Hours

mondays, 10-12am -- next consultation hours on Monday, 28th September
We do not consult on the phone. Please come to see Ms Hützen during her office hours or send an e-mail.
Please sign up for appointments on the list next to Ms Hützen's office door. Note that appointments at other times than these are currently not possible.

Research Interests

Corpus Linguistics

Register analysis


Language Acquisition

Discourse Analysis

Cognitive Linguistics

Supervision of Bachelor theses covering psycholinguistics, textlinguistics, academic writing


Conference Papers / Colloquia

02/2014 - Lexical chains and topic continuity across registers in English and German. Colloquium Saarbrücken, Universität des Saarlandes (with Stella Neumann and Tatiana Serbina).

07/2013 - German and English Contrasts: Thematic Progression in the Register of Popular Scientfic Writing. 7th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference. 11-13. July 2013. Gent, Belgium (with Tatiana Serbina)

04/2013 - Bringing Tolkien to the table: Narrative filtering and conceptual metaphor in the table top game adaptions 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit'. 26. – 28 April 2013. 10. Tolkien Seminar in Aachen, (with Timo Lothmann).

01/2013 - Shell nouns in academic written discourse. Linguistic Colloquium, RWTH Aachen.



Lothmann, Timo and Nicole Hützen (2013). Bringing Tolkien to the Table: Blending and Conceptual Metaphor in Board Game Adaptations of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Hither Shore. Interdisciplinary Journal on Modern Fantasy Literature, 10.