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Honolulu: Sonja Riesberg receives the DELAMAN Franz Boas Award for the CELD Papua corpus, Mar. 3rd, 2017Waiting 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! 21.11.2016Postersession 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" 08.12.2016KinderUni in Linguistics: more than 300 young students came to discover the world of secret languages (20.03.2017):
Honolulu: Sonja Riesberg receives the DELAMAN Franz Boas Award for the CELD Papua corpus, Mar. 3rd, 2017
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
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
KinderUni in Linguistics: more than 300 young students came to discover the world of secret languages (20.03.2017):

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  • We'd like to invite you to join us for the presentation Stress not tone is the problem (for further progress in prosodic typology) by Nikolaus P. Himmelmann on Wednesday, May 10th 2017 at 12 o'clock (classroom on the left, IfL).

  • CCLS lecture

    OnMay 22nd, 2017 the Institue for Linguistics would like to invite you to a presentation by Prof. Dr. Nicholas Evans (Australian National University) titled „On bricolage and semantic targets: the evolution of a four-valued number system in Nen verbal agreement“. The presentation will be taking place in the context of a concluding cooperation within the framework of the Anneliese Maier Research Award. Prof. Evans was amongst the prize winners in 2012.

  • On Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 4 pm Roberto Zariquiey (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú) will present on" Objects, quasi-objects and oblique objects in Kakataibo (Panoan, Peru)" (classroom on the right, IfL).  

  • On Wednesday, June 21st 2017 at 12 o'clock Kathleen Jepson (Melbourne) will hold a presentation titled An overview of stress in Australian Indigenous languages, with insights from Djambarrpuyŋu (classroom on the left, IfL).

  • On Thursday,  June 29th 2017 at 4 pm Javier Caro Reina (Köln) will give a talk on"Onymic markers from a cross-linguistic perspective"  (classroom on the right, IfL).

  • Romani Seminar

    Introduction to Romani Linguistics with Evangelia Adamou

    24th - 26th July - Application with matriculation number via E-Mail (sprachwissenschaft(at)uni-koeln.de). For further information click here.

  • Secret Languages deciphered!

    On March 20th, more than 300 young students immersed into the world of secret languages. The course titled "Don't tell anyone! Secret Languages deciphered" took place within the framework of the KinderUni Köln. H. Frye (MA), , Dr. S. Gipper, Dr. J. Mattissen and F. Rau (MA) organized, prepared and held the seminar.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Current Publications

  • Kölligan, Daniel. April 2017. "Armenian lkti, lknim 'be wild'", in: Bjarne Hansen, Adam Hyllested et al. (eds.), USQUE AD RADICES, Indo-European studies in honour of Birgit Anette Olsen. Museum Tusculanum Press: Copenhagen, 415-26.

  • Montero-Melis, G., Eisenbeiss, S., Narasimhan, B., Ibarretxe-Antuñano, I. Kita, S., Kopecka, A., Lüpke, F., Nikitina, T., Tragel, I., Jaeger, T.F. Bohnemeyer, J. (2017). Satellite- vs. verb-framing underpredicts nonverbal motion categorization: Insights from a large language sample and simulations. Cognitive Semantics, 3(1), 36-61. 

  • Kölligan, Daniel. April 2017. "Gr. φολκός, lat. flaccus", Incontri Linguistici 39, 41-50.

  • 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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