skip to content

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 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

DGfS 2024

DGfS 2024

This year’s annual conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS) will take place from February 28 to March 1 at the Ruhr University Bochum. Members of the CRC are involved in the organization of these two workshops:
Workshop 2 “Attitudinal meaning in prosody”: Timo Buchholz (C04), Heiko Seeliger (A06) & Katharina Zahner-Ritter (Trier)
Short Workshop 12 “Naturalistic approaches to reference”: Magdalena Repp, Clare Patterson (C07) & Ingmar Brilmayer
Labex EFL International Chair 2024

Labex EFL International Chair 2024

Congratulations to Nikolaus P. Himmelmann (A03, B05 & INF), who has been elected International Chair by the Laboratoire d’excellence “Fondements Empiriques de la Linguistique" (EFL) and will give four lectures in Paris in March 2024 on the topic “Taking spoken language seriously”.
Annual Conference of the Mercator Institute

Annual Conference of the Mercator Institute

The Mercator Institute for Literacy and Language Education is organizing its annual conference on February 26 - 27 on "language education as a social mandate" ("Sprachliche Bildung als gesellschaftlicher Auftrag"). Click here to find the program and register (deadline: February 13). At the conference, C03 will present their latest project results and Sonja Eisenbeiß organizes a practical workshop on creative approaches to language education in schools.

Go to News Archive