Dr. Annina Seiler Rübekeil null

Dr. Annina Seiler Rübekeil

Academic Associate

Phone: +41 44 634 35 56



Annina Seiler joined the English Seminar of the University of Zurich as academic associate in 2009. She works as coordinator for the Zurich University of Teacher Education (PHZH) and teaches English Linguistics for students of the PHZH. She also regularly teaches seminars on various topics in historical English linguistics.
Annina Seiler holds a Lizentiat in German Linguistics and Literature, English Linguistics and Comparative Germanic Philology, and a doctorate in English Linguistics from the University of Zurich. She wrote her doctoral dissertation at the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Mediality on the scripting of the Germanic languages with a special focus on Old English and Old High German. Her general research interests include English language history, Old and Middle English language and literature, and the West Germanic languages. She is also interested in cultural aspects connected with literacy and orality in the Middle Ages, the functions of writing and the connections between Roman and runic writing. Currently, Annina Seiler works on a project entitled "Glossaries: Lexicography in the English Middle Ages". This project focuses on medieval glossaries and dictionaries in terms of their genre by using a pragma-philological approach.
Annina Seiler is married to Ludwig Rübekeil. In her leisure time, she is an enthusiastic ice skater in a local synchronized skating team.


Annina Seiler on Old English in the Abbey Library in St. Gallen:




Seiler, Annina. [forthcoming]. 'Reverse Chronology: Teaching HEL Backwards.' In: Colette Moore and Chris C. Palmer. Teaching the History of the English Language. MLA Options for Teaching Series.

Seiler, Annina. [forthcoming]. 'Zur Graphematik des i-Umlauts im Altenglischen und Althochdeutschen.' In: Gaby Waxenberger and Kerstin Kazzazi. LautSchriftSprache 2


Seiler, Annina. 2007. ‘Runstafas und litterae auf altenglischen Münzen.’ In: Paul Michel (ed.). Festgabe für Stefan Sonderegger zum 80. Geburtstag. Zurich: 2007 [private publication]

Seiler, Annina. 2003. Nordisch-englische Wortpaare, oder: “Egges or eyren, what sholde a man now wryte?” Unpublished licentiate thesis, submitted to the Faculty of Arts, University of Zurich.


Writing and Literacy in Anglo-Saxon England (BA Seminar, UZH)

History of the Dictionary (BA Seminar, UZH)

Introduction to Old and Middle English (BA Seminar, UZH)

English Linguistics I: The Structure and the History of English (Lecture, PHZH)

English Linguistics II: Standard and Variation (Seminar, PHZH)

Reading Historical English Texts (Compulsory-elective module, PHZH)

Language Change (Compulsory-elective module, PHZH)

The English Vocabulary (Compulsory-elective module, PHZH)