Herbert Pilch

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Herbert Pilch
Born 13 February 1927
Nationality German
Fields Linguistics, Phonetics, Celtology
Institutions University of Freiburg
Known for English Phonetics, Celtic Studies

Herbert Pilch (born 13 February 1927, Wehlau, Prussia) is a German linguist[1] and celtologist. He was a professor of English language and literature at the University of Freiburg in the Breisgau. His contributions to linguistics included a theory of phonemes and studies of Basel German. His main work is the Manual of English Phonetics. In 2008 he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.[2]


  • Phonemtheorie (Basel 1964)
  • Empirical Linguistics (München 1976)
  • Manual of English Phonetics (München 1994)
  • Altenglischer Lehrgang + Altenglische Grammatik (München 1970)
  • Sound, Sense, and System. Herbert Pilch and Postwar German Studies in English Linguistics (1955–1985) (Heidelberg 1987)
  • Die keltischen Sprachen und Literaturen Heidelberg 2007


  1. ^ http://www.linguistsfederation.com/#P>
  2. ^ http://www.pr.uni-freiburg.de/pm/2008/pm.2008-08-12.258/