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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. 

Please note that some of the content of this website is only available in German.




    Study related announcements

    • Workshop "Sign languages"

      A workshop on sign languages will be held on Friday, April 10th 2015 and Saturday, April 11th 2015, Meister-Ekkehart-Str. 7, 2nd floor (seminar room to the right). The workshop is primarily aimed at MA students, credit points can be earned. More information here (in German).

    • 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.
    Closed from March 2nd to March 6th 2015.

    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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