Günter Radden

Gunter Radden

Günter Radden

Emeritus Professor, University of Hamburg (Germany)


Günter Radden is professor emeritus of linguistics at the Department of English and American Studies of Hamburg University. He received his MA at Hamburg University and his PhD at Trier University. He has held academic positions at the universities of Newcastle, Trier, Siegen and Hamburg. He was a visiting scholar at the Universities of California, Berkeley and San Diego, Osaka City and Bergen and a guest professor at the Universities of Kraków, Warsaw and Debrecen.

Günter Radden has co-organized several national and international linguistics conferences (German Society of Applied Linguistics, German Society of Linguistics), and workshops on metonymy and motivation, has chaired many conference sections and theme sessions, and co-founded the German Cognitive Linguistics Association. He has been invited to present lectures at universities in the United States (Berkeley, San Diego, Rice), England (Manchester, Southampton), Japan (Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo, Kanazawa, Nara), China (Chongqing), Jamaica (Kingston), Hungary (Debrecen, Pécs, Miskolc), Croatia (Zagreb, Osijek, Dubrovnik), Poland (Kraków, Warsaw, Poznań, Gdańsk, Łódż, Olsztyn), Spain (Castellón, Murcia, Cordoba), Belgium (Leuven), Norway (Bergen), Finland (Jyväskylä), and many German universities.

His publications include three books, 10 co-edited books on various cognitive linguistic issues, and about 65 articles. The areas covered include case grammar, prepositions, cognitive grammar, conceptual metaphor and metonymy, concept of time, modality, and motivation in language.

Günter Radden is on the editorial board of several journals, including Cognitive Linguistics, Review of Cognitive Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistic Studies, and the book series Human Cognitive Processing. His current fields of research include cognitive grammar, conceptual metonymy, and motivation in language. He is currently writing a textbook on Meaningful English Grammar.