Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gunther Kaltenböck, Privatdoz.



Room 3E-O2-06.A


Professional interests:

  • Cognitive-functional grammar, usage-based grammar
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Language variation and change
  • Pragmatics and discourse analysis
  • Phonetics/Prosody

On a personal note ...

What do you like most about your job?

Working with people and being able to do research on topics I'm interested in.


What's the number one piece of advice you wish you had been given as a student?

Like what you're doing and the rest will follow. 


Which English word/phrase/grammar point do you especially like to teach to your students?

Information packaging.


What’s your favo(u)rite line from a song or your favo(u)rite saying?

"Ra-ra-ulala" and "zig-a-zig-ah" for their sheer corniness.


When you are not at the department, where do you like to hang out in Vienna?

With friends or at the gym.


What's the scariest thing you've ever done in your life?

Being in a cage with six enormous tigers and having one of them lap up milk from my hand.