Mr Paul Joyce

  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer, German and Linguistics
  • Address: Park Building, King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 6167
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  • Department: School of Languages and Area Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Paul teaches on the University's German and English linguistics programmes. In the past, he has taught modules on modern German dialects, the history of the German language and current trends in German linguistics. He has also taught units on 20th Century German history and literature, specialising in the culture and society of the former GDR.  

Most recently, he has finished work on a GCSE German ''Resources and Planning CD-Rom" for Oxford University Press / OCR. He is currently writing materials for a new multi-media Keystage 3 German course for Oxford University Press.

He is also a regular contributor to the periodical “When Saturday Comes”, writing about the culture and history of football in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Academic Websites

Teaching Responsibilities


  • German Language within the BA degree course framework
  • Area Studies:  Introduction to German Studies (Contemporary Germany)
  • German-English Translation
  • Pre-PGCE Extension Course in German
  • IWLP German (all levels)
  • Dissertation Supervision

English Linguistics:

  • Language, Society and Mind
  • Language Awareness
  • Study Skills


  • Computer-assisted language learning
  • German linguistics, especially modern German dialects
  • History of the German language
  • Modern German cinema
  • Literature and culture of the GDR
  • Business German
  • Football in the German-speaking countries

Research profile

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