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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

Klaus von Heusinger in an interview with Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger

Klaus von Heusinger in an interview with Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger

Klaus von Heusinger points out the relevance of research on prominence for everyone in an interview with Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger. What exactly does the CRC 1252 do? Which areas can profit from the basic research? Click here for the article.

Lena Pagel (A04) wins Faculty Prize

Lena Pagel (A04) wins Faculty Prize

Lena Pagel, student assistant in project A04, wins faculty prize with her bachelor thesis. Her Thesis "Eine artikulatorische Studie zur Prominenzmarkierung im Deutschen: Die Kinematik des Zungenrückens" arose within the scope of SFB-project A04. On 14 September 2019, she will be presenting her work through a poster at the workshop "4th Young Female Researchers in Speech" in Graz.

Third annual CRC 1252 retreat (Bad Honnef)

Third annual CRC 1252 retreat (Bad Honnef)

From June 26 – 28, the third annual CRC retreat took place in Bad Honnef. For the second phase of the CRC 1252, ideas were further developed and new impulses created. A review will follow shortly.

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

 

Website

Sandra Langen, room 1.08,
0221-470-89907
sandra.langen(at)uni-koeln.de
Mon 10 a.m. - 13 p.m. and Tue 10 - 11:30 a.m.

André von Schledorn, room 1.08,
0221-470-89907
a.schledorn(at)uni-koeln.de
Tue 10 - 11:30 a.m. and Thu 10 a.m. - 13 p.m.

 

IT Helpdesk

Muzamal Cheema, room 3.12,
0221-470-89926
mcheema2(at)uni-koeln.de 
Tue and Wed 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Management

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.

Annalena Wasiri (on maternity leave), room 1.06,
0221-470-89901
a.wasiri(at)uni-koeln.de 
Mon, Tue, Wed: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 

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.