Dr. phil.

Nicole Hützen

Chair of English Linguistics


Building: ehem. Couven-Gymnasium (1070)

Room: 115

Kármánstraße 17/19

52062 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 96341

Office Hours

mondays, 10-12am -- next consultation hours on Monday, 28th September



Research Interests

  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Register analysis
  • Psycholinguistics
  • 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.