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of the Department of Linguistics!

We mourn for Hans-Jürgen Sasse, Professor of General and Comparative Linguistics and head of the General Linguistics Department from 1987-2008. He passed away much too early after a long and serious illness in the early morning of January 14, 2015. The department of Linguistics has lost a highly esteemed and much beloved teacher and scholar, and a dear friend and colleague. 

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  • Workshop "Eyetracking for field linguists"

    Sebastian Sauppe (MPI Nijmegen) will hold a workshop "Eyetracking for field linguists" on April 27th 2015, 4:30-5:30 pm (Institut für Linguistik, Meister-Ekkehart-Str. 7, 2nd floor, seminar room on the left). Everyone interested is cordially invited to attend. After the workshop, everybody is invited to join the talk "Sentence production in verb initial languages" (CCLS Lecture Series, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Lecture Hall F).

Study related announcements

  • LOT Summer School in Linguistics

    This year's "LOT Summer School in Linguistics" will take place from June 15th to June 26th 2015 in Leuven (Vaalbeek), registration deadline is May 1st 2015. More information can be found here.

  • Mandatory Guidance Counselling for First Semester Students

    The slides of the mandatory guidance counselling for first semester students can be found here.

  • Annotated Course Listing for the summer semester 2015

    An annotated course listing for the summer semester 2015 is now available online. You can find the complete course listings in KLIPS.

  • Statistics for linguists tutorial

    In the winter term, Bodo winter will offer a statistics tutorial for linguists. The dates are January 9, 10, 16, and 17. You can find more information here.

  • Some points on seminar papers (in German, by Prof. Himmelmann)

  • Borrowing equipment

    Students of the Department of Linguistics who want to borrow recorders, cameras etc. are asked to contact us by e-mail (geraeteverleih-ifl(at)uni-koeln.de).

  • Information on the expiration of the Magister Artium degrees

    First-time admissions to Magister exams were possible during the summer semester 2013 for the last time. The last opportunity for repeat exams is the winter semester 2014/2015. After April 1st 2015 there can be no more claims to take the Magister exams. Please note the pamphlet on the expiration of the Magister Artium degrees (in German).

About Us

General Linguistics

Opening Hours
Mon–Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

How to find us:

Street address:
Meister-Ekkehart-Straße 7
3. floor
50937 Köln-Lindenthal

Mailing address:
Institut für Linguistik
Universität zu Köln
50923 Köln

Phone: 0221 – 470 5639
Fax: 0221 – 470 5947

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