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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 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

Innovation Prize Parkinson

Innovation Prize Parkinson

Tabea Thies (associated with A04) received the Innovation Prize of the Parkinson Foundation in the category clinical research. The prize is endowed with €100,000 and was awarded at the German Congress for Parkinson's and Movement Disorders in Rostock. Michael Barbe, Michael Sommerauer (University Hospital Cologne), Doris Mücke (A04) and Ilona Rubi-Fessen (UzK) are also involved in the project "Speech motor biomarkers in Parkinson's disease". Congratulations!
Wilhelm von Humboldt-Award

Wilhelm von Humboldt-Award

Semra Kizilkaya (former colleague in B04, now at Bielefeld University) has received the Wilhelm von Humboldt-Award for young scholars for her dissertation on affectedness. Semra received the prize at this year’s annual DGfS (German Linguistic Society) conference taking place in Bochum. Congratulations!
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 and April 2024 on the topic “Taking spoken language seriously”. Click here to find recordings of the talks.

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