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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

Vacancies

Vacancies

Would you like to become part of the CRC 1252 Prominence in Language? Vacancies for the second funding phase (2021- 2014) can be found here.
2021-2024

2021-2024

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) has approved a second funding period of the CRC 1252 Prominence in Language starting in 2021. We are looking forward to next four years and the opportunity to continue our research on prominence in language.
Leo Spitzer-Prize 2020

Leo Spitzer-Prize 2020

Prof. Martine Grice (A01+A02) has received this year's Research Prize of the University of Cologne for outstanding research in arts and humanities. Here she explains her main research field in linguistics.

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 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Thu 8 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. - 2 p.m. and Wed 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.