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Linguistic research at the University of Cologne

CRC "Prominence in Language"

Welcome to "Prominence in Language"

In this Collaborative Research Centre (CRC 1252) more than seventy researchers from the University of Cologne are working together in an interdisciplinary team with the goal of providing a comprehensive characterization of prominence in language.

We investigate how prominence structures language with respect to prosody (Area A), morphosyntax and semantics (Area B) as well as text and discourse structure (Area C) in a large variety of languages from more than a dozen major language families and linguistic areas world wide. Our research on prominence contributes to a better understanding of language as a system between communication and cognition.

 

News

Winter School "Biliterate development in diverse contexts"

Winter School "Biliterate development in diverse contexts"

On 13 - 14 December 2018 the winter school "Biliterate development in diverse contexts" takes place. It is organized by C03, together with professors and students of the University of Thessaloniki, through the DAAD collaboration between the University of Cologne and the University of Thessaloniki.

Petra Schumacher at ALS in Adelaide

Petra Schumacher at ALS in Adelaide

At the Australian Lingustic Society (ALS) Conference (10 - 12 December 2018) in Adelaide Petra Schumacher holds a keynote to the topic "Referential functions and the construction of prominence profiles".

CRC in the media: Aria Adli at German channel WDR

CRC in the media: Aria Adli at German channel WDR

On 20 Nov 2018 Aria Adli was at TV live show "Hier und heute" ('Here and today') of German channel WDR. He was interviewed to the topic nicknames of celebrities.

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Contact the CRC 1252

Speaker

Prof. Dr. Klaus von Heusinger, room 1.09, 
0221-470-89900
klaus.vonheusinger(at)uni-koeln.de

Website

Kristin Bachner, room 1.08,
0221-470-89907 
kristin.bachner(at)uni-koeln.de 

IT Helpdesk

Muqarab Afzal, room 3.12,
0221-470-89927
mafzal2(at)uni-koeln.de  
Wed 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Administration

Annalena Wasiri, room 1.06,
0221-470-89901
a.wasiri(at)uni-koeln.de 
Mo, Tu, We: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ana-Laura Lemke, room 1.06,
0221-470-4376 
lemkea(at)uni-koeln.de
Th: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Helpdesk

Student assistants in room 1.10,
0221-470-89927
sfb1252-helpdesk(at)uni-koeln.de
Mo, Tu, We, Th: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.