Apl. Prof. Dr. Gaby Waxenberger

Sprachwissenschaft und Literatur des Mittelalters


English Historical Linguistics; Old and Middle English language and literature
Old English runes and runology; Akademieprojekt RuneS (Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen)
Member of the Agder Academy of Sciences and Letters (Agder Vitenskapsakademi, Norway)
Special ERASMUS partnerships; EURO-SCHOLAR programme
Assistance in the B.A. and M.A. programmes
Assistance in the publications of the Chair (conference proceedings of ISAS and ICEHL)
Prüfungsberechtigt für Staatsexamen für Lehramt an öffentlichen Schulen (vertieft) sowie B.A. und M.A.


Department für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Schellingstraße 3 (RG)
80799 München

Raum: Schellingstraße 10, 101
Telefon: +49 (0)89 2180-3047

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Weitere Informationen

Areas of Teaching

  • Historical Linguistics
  • Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English
  • Old and Middle English Literature
  • Runology
  • Pre-Old English and Old English Runes
  • Pre-Old Frisian and Frisian Runes
  • English and its Varieties

Research Projects

Database RuneS 1.0 Beta Version: Alnmouth Stone

Screenshot of the database entry for the Alnmouth Stone

  • Old English Runes Project at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (funded 1995–2006)

Publications (pdf, 377 KB)


  • Studied English and German at LMU Munich
  • Taught at Westfield College, University of London; Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (English Department, Department for Business Administration, German Language Teaching); and LMU Munich (English Department)

Courses Taught at LMU Munich

  • Introduction to Old English and Old English Runes
  • Introduction to Middle English
  • Understanding Language Change
  • Introduction to Early Modern English
  • Introduction to the History of the English Language
  • History of the English Language
  • Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology (American English)
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • The English Lexicon: From the Beginnings to Today
  • More Old English
  • Early Texts in Anglo-Saxon England: Their Language and Culture
  • Runic Writing from Pre-Old English, Old English and Middle English: An Overview
  • Runic Inscriptions as a Mirror of Lingustic and Cultural Changes
  • Runic Writing (Pre-Old English to the Middle English Bridekirk Font)
  • Methodology of Runology and Deciphering Runic Inscriptions
  • Old English Prose Texts from ca. 700 – ca. 1000
  • The Love Poetry in MS Harley 2253
  • Poetry in Early Middle English: The Harley Lyrics
  • Selected Chapters of the Cambridge History of the English Language
  • The Phonological History of the English Language: From Pre-Old English to the Great Northern Cities Shift
  • The Standardized Orthography in English – A Long Way to Go from Old, Middle, Early Modern to Modern English
  • American English
  • The Diversity of American English
  • Kolloquium zur Sprachwissenschaft
  • Reading courses on Old and Middle English
  • Preparation courses for the Bavarian Staatsexamen (with focus on Historical Linguistics)
  • Excursions with seminar participants to the Herzog-Anton-Ulrich-Museum in Braunschweig