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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 sixty 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

Prominent publications

Prominent publications

What and how much does the CRC actually publish? We have compiled an overview in a chart. On our publications page you will find all the CRC's publications in detail.
Homeoffice stays the norm

Homeoffice stays the norm

Working from home remains the norm during the current situation. Work at the HoP should only be considered in the most urgent cases. Please bear in mind that only one person is permitted per office. Helpdesk and coordination will stay available.
Elected

Elected

The DFG Review Board Linguistics (104) elected our colleague Prof. Nikolaus P. Himmelmann (A03 and B05) as its speaker. Congratulations!

Contact the CRC 1252

Speaker

Prof. Dr. Klaus von Heusinger, room 1.09, 
0221-470-89900
klaus.vonheusinger(at)uni-koeln.de
appointments after consultation via e-mail or telephone


Coordination

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

Michael Remmy, room 1.06,
0221-470-89901
mremmy(at)uni-koeln.de
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Visit us!

CRC 1252 "Prominence in Language"
House of Prominence - "The HoP"
Luxemburger Str. 299 
D-50939 Cologne 


Postal Address

CRC 1252 "Prominence in Language"
Albertus-Magnus-Platz
D-50923 Cologne

Helpdesk

Student assistants, room 1.10,
0221-470-89927
sfb1252-helpdesk(at)uni-koeln.de
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


IT Helpdesk

Muzamal Cheema, room 1.10,
0221-470-89927
mcheema2(at)uni-koeln.de 
Tue 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and Wed 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Communication and Website

Eva Mika, room 1.08,
0221-470-89907
emika(at)uni-koeln.de
Tue, Thu and Fri

Renate Möller, room 1.08,
0221-470-89907
renate.moeller(at)uni-koeln.de
Mon 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Tue 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.