Prof. Dr. Holger Hopp
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Bienroder Weg 80
38106 Braunschweig


Raum 229

Montag, 15:00 - 16:30 Uhr

Sprechstunde in der vorlesungsfreien Zeit: siehe Ankündigung in stud.ip.

Tel.: +49-(0)531-391 8700
Fax: +49-(0)531-391 8713

E-Mail: h.hopp[at]tu-bs.de


01/2016 -

Full (W3) Professor of English Linguistics (Englische Sprachwissenschaft), TU Braunschweig


Full (W3) Professor of Multilingualism (Mehrsprachigkeitsforschung), University of Mannheim


Habilitation, University of Mannheim (venia legendi in "Anglistischer Sprachwissenschaft")

09/2013 - 11/2014

Interim Professor (Vertretungsprofessor) of Multilingualism  (Mehrsprachigkeitsforschung), University of Mannheim

2012 - 2013

Assistant Professor (Akademischer Rat), English Linguistics
(Anglistik I), University of Mannheim

2007 - 2012

Lecturer (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), English Linguistics
(Anglistik I), University of Mannheim


Ph.D in Linguistics (University of Groningen, NL)

2003 - 2007

Ph.D. student (Assistent in Opleiding),  University of Groningen (NL)

2000 - 2002

MA by Research in Linguistics and English Language, University of Durham (UK)

1996 - 2000

Student of English and Social Sciences at the Universities of Gießen, Göttingen, East Anglia, Berlin (FU)



Second Language Acquisition and Multilingualism / Zweitspracherwerb und Mehrsprachigkeit

  • Language Processing, in particular Eye-Tracking. / Sprachverarbeitung, insb. Eyetracking
  • Syntax and its Interfaces / Syntax und ihre Schnittstellen


Internationale Kooperationen




  • Hopp, H., Vogelbacher, M., Kieseier, T., & Thoma, D. (eingereicht). Bilingual advantages in early foreign language learning: Effects of proficiency in the minority and the majority language.
  • Hopp, H., Bail, J., & Jackson, C. (eingereicht). Frequency at the syntax-discourse interface: A bidirectional study on fronting options in L1/L2 German and L1/L2 English.
  • Hopp, H. (im Erscheinen). Cross-linguistic influence in the child L3 acquisition of grammar: Sentence comprehension and production among Turkish-German and German learners of English. International Journal of Bilingualism. DOI: 10.1177/1367006917752523.
  • Hopp, H., Kieseier, T., Vogelbacher, M., & Thoma, D. (2018). L1 effects in the early L3 acquisition of vocabulary and grammar. In A Bonnet & P. Siemund (Eds.) Foreign language education in multilingual classrooms. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Hopp. H. (im Erscheinen). The bilingual mental lexicon in L2 sentence processing. Second Language.
  • Rankin, T., Grüter, T., & Hopp, H. (im Erscheinen). Investigating co-activation of L1 syntax during processing of wh-questions: eye-tracking evidence from L1 German-L2 English. In A. Dudley, A. Wallington, & J. Corbet (Eds.) Proceedings of Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (GASLA) 14. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars.
  • Hopp, H., Kieseier, T., Vogelbacher, M., & Thoma, D. (im Erscheinen). Cognitive and linguistic profiles in early foreign language vocabulary and grammar. In A. Steinlen & T. Piske (Eds.). Cognition and Second Language Acquisition. Tübingen: Narr.
  • Lemmerth, N. & Hopp, H. (im Erscheinen). Gender processing in simultaneous and successive bilingual children: Effects of lexical and syntactic cross-linguistic influence. Language Acquisition. DOI: 10.1080/10489223.2017.1391815
  • Hopp, H., Vosburg, N., & Putnam, M. T. (im Erscheinen). Derivational complexity vs. transfer effects: Long-distance wh-movement in heritage and L2 grammars. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism.
  • Hopp, H. & Schimke, S. (2018). Fragestellungen, Modelle und Methoden in der Zweitsprachverarbeitung. In S. Schimke & H. Hopp (Eds.). Sprachverarbeitung in der Zweitsprache (pp. 1-30). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Hopp, H. (2018). Kasus- und Genusverarbeitung des Deutschen im Satzkontext. In S. Schimke & H. Hopp (Eds.). Sprachverarbeitung in der Zweitsprache (pp. 141-168). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Hopp, H., Kieseier, T., Vogelbacher, M., & Thoma, D. (2018). Einflüsse und Potenziale der Mehrsprachigkeit im Englischerwerb in der Primarstufe. In G. Mehlhorn & B. Brehmer (Eds.), Potenziale von Herkunftssprachen: Sprachliche und außersprachliche Einflussfaktoren. Tübingen: Stauffenburg.
  • Jackson, C. N., Massaro, A., & Hopp, H. (2017). The impact of L1 structural frequency and cognate status on the timing of L2 production. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 29(5), 535–550. DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2017.1299156
  • Henry, N., Jackson, C. N., & Hopp, H. (2017). Cue additivity and adaptivity in predictive processing. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. DOI: 10.1080/23273798.2017.1327080
  • Hopp, H., Kieseier, T., Vogelbacher, M., Köser, S., & Thoma, D. (2017) Mehrsprachigkeit und metalinguistische Bewusstheit im Englischerwerb in der Grundschule. In I. Fuchs, S. Jeuk, & W.  Knapp (Eds.), Mehrsprachigkeit: Spracherwerb, Unterrichtsprozesse, Schulentwicklung (pp. 55-76). Stuttgart: Fillibach bei Klett.
  • Hopp, H. (2017). Cross-linguistic lexical and syntactic co-activation in L2 sentence processing. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 7(1), 96–130. DOI: 10.1075/lab.14027.hop
  • Hopp, H. (2017). Individual differences in L2 parsing and lexical representations.  Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 20(4), 689–690. DOI: 10.1017/S1366728916000821
  • Hopp, H. & Lemmerth, N. (2017). Lexical and syntactic congruency in L2 predictive gender processing. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, DOI: 10.1017/S0272263116000437
  • Hopp, H. (2017). The processing of English which-questions in adult L2 learners: Effects of L1 transfer and proficiency. Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft, 36(1). DOI: 10.1515/zfs-2017-0006)
  • Hopp, H. (2016). Lexical contributions to inflectional variability in L2 predictive processing. In J. Scott & D. Waughtal (Eds.). Proceedings of the 30th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 169-183). Boston: MA. Cascadilla Press. 169-183.
  • Hopp, H. (2016). Learning (not) to predict: Grammatical gender processing in adult L2 acquisition. Second Language Research, 32(2), 277–307. DOI: 10.1177/0267658315624960
  • Hopp, H. (2016). The timing of lexical and syntactic processes in L2 sentence comprehension. Applied Psycholinguistics, 37(5), 1253–1280. DOI: 10.1017/S0142716415000569
  • Hopp, H. & León, M. (2016). Structural and inherent case in the non-native processing of Spanish: Constraints on inflectional variability. Second Language Research, 32(1), 75–108. DOI: 10.1177/0267658315605872
  • Hopp, H. (2015). Differential learning of prediction. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 5(4), 476–481. DOI: 10.1075/lab.5.4.06hop
  • Hopp, H. (2015). Semantics and morphosyntax in L2 predictive sentence processing. International Review of Applied Linguistics, 53(3), 277–306. DOI: 10.1515/iral-2015-0014
  • Hopp, H. & Putnam, M. T. (2015). Syntactic restructuring in heritage grammars: Word order variation in Moundridge Schweitzer German. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 5(2), 180–214. DOI: 10.1075/lab.5.2.02hop)
  • Roth,C., Hopp, H., & Thoma, D. (2015). Effekte von Fort- und Weiterbildung auf die Sprachförderkompetenz frühpädagogischer Fachkräfte. Frühe Bildung, 4, 218–225. DOI: 10.1026/2191-9186/a000230
  • Hopp, H. (2014). Working memory effects on the L2 processing of ambiguous relative clauses. Language Acquisition, 21(3), 250–278. DOI: 10.1080/10489223.2014.892943
  • Schmid, M.S. & Hopp,H. (2014). Comparing foreign accent in L1 attrition and L2 acquisition: Range and rater effects. Language Testing, 31(3), 367–388. DOI: 10.1177/0265532214526175
  • Hopp, H. (2014). Constraining Multiple Grammars. Second Language Research, 30(1), 37–40. DOI: 10.1177/0267658313517837
  • Hopp, H. (2014). Individual differences in the L2 processing of object-subject ambiguities. Applied Psycholinguistics, 36(2), 129–173. DOI: 10.1017/S0142716413000180
  • Hopp, H. (2013). Critical Period Theory; Full Transfer/Full Access Model; Interlanguage; Language Acquisition Device; Poverty of the Stimulus. In B. Kortmann (Ed.), Theories and Methods in Linguistics (Wörterbücher zur Sprach-und Kommunikationswissenschaft). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. (Wörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (WSK) Online): www.degruyter.com/view/db/wsk
  • Hopp, H. (2013). The development of L2 morphology. Second Language Research, 29(1), 3–6. DOI: 10.1177/0267658312465304
  • Hopp, H. (2013). Grammatical gender in adult L2 acquisition: Relations between lexical and syntactic variability. Second Language Research, 29(1), 33–56. DOI: 10.1177/0267658312461803
  • Hopp, H. & Schmid, M.S. (2013). Perceived foreign accent in L1 attrition and L2 acquisition: The impact of age of acquisition and bilingualism. Applied Psycholinguistics, 34(2), 361–394. DOI: 10.1017/S0142716411000737
  • Hopp, H. (2012). The on-line integration of inflection in L2 processing: Predictive processing of German Gender. In A. K. Biller, E. Y. Chung, & A. E. Kimball (Eds.) BUCLD 36: Proceedings of the 36th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 226-245). Cascadilla Press.
  • Hopp, H. (2011). Internal and external factors in the child L2 development of the German determiner phrase. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 1(3), 238–264  DOI:10.1075/lab.1.3.02hop
  • Hopp, H. (2011). Extended patterns and computational complexity. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 1(1), 43–47. DOI: 10.1075/lab.1.1.04hop
  • Hopp, H., Thoma, D., & Tracy, R. (2010). Sprachförderkompetenz pädagogischer Fachkräfte: Ein sprachwissenschaftliches Modell. Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft, 13(4), 609–629. DOI: 10.1007/s11618-010-0166-z
  • Hopp, H. (2010). Ultimate attainment in L2 inflectional morphology: Performance similarities between non-native and native speakers. Lingua, 120(4), 901–931. DOI: 10.1016/j.lingua.2009.06.004
  • Hopp, H., Frank, S., & Tracy, R. (2009) Evaluationsstudie - Sprachförderung mit dem Elefanten: Abschlussbericht. Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Jugend und Frauen. Berlin [207 S.].
  • Hopp, H. (2009). The syntax-discourse interface in near-native L2 acquisition: Off-line and on-line performance. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 12(4), 463–483. DOI: 10.1017/S1366728909990253
  • Hopp, H. (2007). Ultimate Attainment at the Interfaces in Second Language Acquisition: Grammar and Processing. Groningen: Grodil Press. (https://www.rug.nl/research/portal/files/31383581/thesis.pdf)
  • Bouma, G. & Hopp, H. (2007). Coreference preferences for personal pronouns in German. In D. Bittner & N. Gagarina (Eds.), Intersentential Pronominal Reference in Child and Adult Language. Proceedings of the Conference on Intersentential Pronominal Reference in Child and Adult Language (ZAS Papers in Linguistics. Volume 48, pp. 53–74). Berlin: Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung.
  • Hopp, H. (2007). Cross-linguistic differences at the syntax-discourse interface in off- and on-line L2 performance. In A. Belikova, L. Meroni & M. Umeda (Eds.), Galana 2 – Proceedings of the Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition – North America 2 (MA, pp. 147–158). Somerville: Cascadilla Press.
  • Hopp, H. (2006). Syntactic features and reanalysis in near-native processing. Second Language Research, 22(3), 369–397. DOI: 10.1191/0267658306sr272oa
  • Hopp, H. (2006). Subject-Object ambiguities in L2 parsing. In D. Bamman, T. Magnitskaia, & C. Zaller (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 281–292). Boston: MA. Cascadilla Press.
  • Hopp, H. (2006). Effects of L1 and proficiency on L2 parsing. In A. Belletti, E. Bennati, C. Chesi, E. Di Domenico, I. Ferrari (Eds.), Language Acquisition and Development. Proceedings of GALA 2005. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press.
  • Bouma, G. & Hopp, H. (2006). Effects of word order and grammatical function on pronoun resolution in German. In R. Artstein & M. Poesio (Eds.), Ambiguity in Anaphora Workshop Proceedings – ESSLI 2006 (pp. 5–12).
  • Hopp, H. (2005). L2 processing of German word order variation. In K.U. Deen, J. Nomura, B. Schulz, & B.D. Schwartz (Eds.), The Proceedings of the Inaugural Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition–North America (pp. 137–148), Honolulu: University of Connecticut Occasional Papers in Linguistics.
  • Hopp, H. (2005). Constraining second language word order optionality: scrambling in advanced English-German and Japanese-German interlanguage. Second Language Research, 21(1), 34–71. DOI: 10.1191/0267658305sr246oa
  • Hopp, H. (2004). Syntactic and interface knowledge in advanced and near-native interlanguage grammars. In S.H. Foster-Cohen, M. Sharwood Smith, A. Sorace, & M. Ota (Eds.) EUROSLA Yearbook (Vol. 4, pp. 67–94). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Hopp, H. (2004). Syntax and its Interfaces in L2 Grammars - Situating L1 effects. In J. van Kampen & S. Baauw (Eds.), Proceedings of GALA (Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition) 2003 (Vol. 3, pp. 211–222). Utrecht: LOT, Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics.
  • Hopp, H. & Schwartz, B.D. (2002). Case, (re-)set and match: functional features in the L2 German nominal domain. In J. Costa & M.J. Freitas (Eds.), Proceedings of the GALA 2001 Conference on Language Acquisition (pp. 112–120). Lisboa: Associacao Portuguesa de Linguistica.


  • Quantitative Research in Linguistics
  • First Language Acquisition
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Child Multilingualism
  • Second Language Acquisition and Linguistic Theory
  • Linguistic and Cognitive Effects of Bilingualism
  • Interfaces in Language Development
  • Language Across the Lifespan: Acquisition, Aging and Attrition
  • Multilingualism Across the Lifespan
  • Cross-Linguistic Syntax
  • Minimalist Syntax
  • Semantics and Pragmatics of English
  • Academic English
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Seeing Language: Eye Tracking in Linguistic Research
  • Grammatical Processing in L1 and L2 Acquisition
  • Topics in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

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