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Waiting for the rain to pass: Henrike Frye takes a break with the Qaqet in Papua New Guinea. (foto courtesy of Alan Biehlig)Special research area "Prominence in Language" is approved! 21.11.2016Sonja Riesberg receives the DELAMAN Franz Boas Award for the CELD Papua corpus, Oct. 4th, 2016Postersession of current PhD projects for MA students on July 13th, 2016Our neighbours in Manokwari, IndonesiaIn search of lost time (remote past) in QpakqpakRuth Singer (University of Melbourne): "Multilingualism at Warruwi Community (Australia): fragments of a dynamic system" 08.12.2016
Waiting for the rain to pass: Henrike Frye takes a break with the Qaqet in Papua New Guinea. (foto courtesy of Alan Biehlig)
Special research area "Prominence in Language" is approved! 21.11.2016
Sonja Riesberg receives the DELAMAN Franz Boas Award for the CELD Papua corpus, Oct. 4th, 2016
Postersession of current PhD projects for MA students on July 13th, 2016
Our neighbours in Manokwari, Indonesia
In search of lost time (remote past) in Qpakqpak
Ruth Singer (University of Melbourne): "Multilingualism at Warruwi Community (Australia): fragments of a dynamic system" 08.12.2016

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  • CCLS Lecture Series

    The Cologne Center of Language Sciences hosts a series of lectures presenting current research in the field. Venue: mondays, 6pm-7.30pm in S21 (seminar building).

  • Psst! Don't tell anyone! Deciphering Secret Languages

    KinderUni Lecture

    On March 20th 2017 (2-3 p.m.) we will investigate secret languages native to different parts of the world. Together, we will understand their emergence and unveil some of their secrets. Find out about the venue here (page in German).

  • Faculty Award

    Svenja Bonmann has won the faculty award for her Master's Thesis "Venetisch: Überlieferung, Grammatik, sprachhistorische Einordnung" ["Venetian: Transmission, Grammar, historical framework"]. Congratulations!

  • VedaWeb

    The DFG has approved the project "VedaWeb" that the departments of General Linguistics, HC Linguistics and LDP had applied for in cooperation with the CCeH and DCH.

  • Vacancies in special research area 1252 "Prominence in Language"

    The CRC 1252 Prominence in Language (starting January 2017) is offering positions for postdoctoral and postgraduate students. Click here for further information. There are vacancies available in the following projects (general linguistics): A03 (Prosodic Typology), B03 (Agent Prominence in Indo-Aryan), B05 (Symmetrical Voice Systems) and INF (Data, Design and Sustainability).

  • Prominence in Language

    The application for the special research area "Prominence in Language", in which the Department of General Linguistics took a leading role, has recently been approved by the DFG.

  • Marie-Curie-Scholarship

    Our colleague Matilde Serangeli was awarded the Marie-Curie-Scholarship for her project “The Linguistic Origins of Europe: Word-formation and Lexicon in Anatolian and Core Indo-European” which is part of the Research Centre Roots of Europe - Language, Culture, and Migrations (INSS, Roots of Europe) at the University of Copenhagen.

  • Offermann-Hergarten Prize

    Congratulations to Uta Reinöhl, who has been awarded the Offernman-Hergarten Prize for her dissertation "Grammaticalization and the Rise of Configurationality in Indo-Aryan".

    Uta Reinöhl ist für ihre Dissertation "Grammaticalization and the Rise of Configurationality in Indo-Aryan" mit dem Offermann-Hergarten-Preis ausgezeichnet worden! Hierzu unsere Glückwünsche!

  • First DELAMAN Franz Boas Award

    Sonja Riesberg received the first DELAMAN Franz Boas Award for language documentation for her work on the CELD Papua Corpus Further information....

  • Best Presentation Award for Pavel Ozerov at the SLE 2016

    Congratulations to Pavel Ozerov on the award for his presentation "Morphological complexity and hierarchical agreement in Anal (Tibeto-Burman, Manipur, India)" at the 2016 annual meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europea in Naples.

  • Current Publications

  • Kölligan, Daniel. Januar 2017. "PIE *h2ei̯d- ‘to reveal’ and its Descendants", in: David M. Goldstein / Stephanie W. Jamison / Brent Vine (eds.), Proceedings of the 27th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference, Bremen: Hempen, 61-78.

  • Hill, Eugen. 2016. "Keltischer Einfluss in der Flexion des deutschen geschlechtigen Pronomens", in: Claudia Wich-Reif (ed.), Historische Sprachkontaktforschung, Berlin: De Gruyter, 1-34. (Jahrbuch für Germanistische Sprachgeschichte, Band 7)

  • Kölligan, Daniel. December 2016. Griechisch ἔρφος ‚Haut‘, keltisch *erbā ‚Reh; Ziege‘, MSS 70(1), 33-40.

  • Kölligan, Daniel. December 2016. "Lat. glōria und der 'glänzende Ruhm' im Indogermanischen", Historische Sprachforschung 128, 72–88.

  • Kölligan, Daniel. November 2016. "Myc. a-o-ri-me-ne and Hom. δόρυ μαίνεται", Kadmos 2015; 54(1/2): 31–38.

  • Kölligan, Daniel. November 2016. "Trois noms grecs en -ak-: πῖδαξ, λῦμαξ, φύλαξ", in: Blanc, Alain / Petit, Daniel (eds.), Nouveaux acquis sur la formation des noms en grec ancien. Actes du Colloque international, Université de Rouen, ERIAC, 17-18 octobre 2013. Peeters: -Leuven/Paris, 117-133.

  • Kölligan, Daniel. September 2016. "A Note on Proto-Norse ek and Kuiper’s Law", IJDL 12.2 (2015[2016]), 83-87.

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