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Michael Tomasello, Albertus Magnus Professor 2014

Summer party at the institute, July 10, 2014

Lunch & Linguistics, Ocotber 23, 2014

Talk by Sonja Gipper at the 47th Annual Meeting of the SLE, Poznan, September 13, 2014

Fieldwork on Yali, Indonesia, September 2014, Sonja Riesberg

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  • Film "Voices from Taiga and Tundra" showing on Friday, November 7, at 3:00 pm

    The highlights of this year's general meeting of the GBS (Society for Endangered Languages) are the presentation of the book "Yan-nhanu illustrated dictionary", designed by an Australian Aboriginal Community, and the screening of the film 'Voices from Taiga and Tundra" (around 70 minutes). The event starts at 3:00 pm with coffee and cookies (Institute of Linguistics, seminar room, 2nd floor). Everybody is cordially invited.

  • International workshop "Consensus and dissent: Negotiating emotion in the public space" at the Institute of African studies and Egyptology

    On November 6 and 7, 2014, the international workshop "Consensus and dissent: Negotiating emotion in the public space" will take place at the Institute of African Studies and Egyptology. You can find the program and further information here.

  • CCLS Lecture Series

    The CCLS (Cologne Center of Language Sciences) lecture series of the winter term 2014/15 will be held Mondays at 6 p.m. in S01 (Seminargebäude). Students are cordially invited to attend. Credit points can be awarded for attendance. The semester program can be found here.

  • GSSC presents new lecture series

    The Global South Studies Center (GSSC) of the University of Cologne presents a new lecture series with the start of the winter term 2014/2015: "Focus Global South". It focuses on current topics regarding the global south. Members of the University as well as the broader public are kindly invited. You can find more information here.

  • "Lunch & Linguistics": Interdisciplinary Colloquium for Young Scientists

    The Cologne Center of Language Sciences is initiating the "Lunch and Linguistics" colloquium that is meant to offer young scientists the opportunity to report on their research in an informal setting and a small circle of participants every two or three weeks (as necessary). Time and place: Thursdays, 12 a.m. to 1.30 p.m., Department of Linguistics, Meister-Ekkehart-Straße 7, 2nd floor, seminar room on the right. More information here.

Study related announcements

  • 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 winter semester 2014/2015

    An annotated course listing for the winter semester 2014/2015 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).

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General Linguistics

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3. floor
50937 Köln-Lindenthal

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Institut für Linguistik
Universität zu Köln
50923 Köln

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