New project promotes scientific exchange
The German Academic Exchange Service DAAD and the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science JSPS decided to fund the project "XPrag Dojo" from 2016 on. The project creates new links between German and Japanese researchers in experimental pragmatics. Dr. Sauerland and Dr. Yatsushiro of the ZAS are senior scientist of the project. Early stage researchers who want to be involved in project can currently apply here on Linguist List.

New Vice director of ZAS
With the beginning of the new year, Prof. Dr. Artemis Alexiadou, who has been appointed as a professor at the Institute of  English and American Studies at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in October 2015, takes on an additional position as vice director of the ZAS, besides Dr. Werner Frey. Prof. Alexiadou has close ties to ZAS: her Ph.D. was partly funded by grants from the predecessor organization of the ZAS, and, as a member of the staff, she was at ZAS from 1995 to 2000 (with interruptions). After a Heisenberg fellowship, which led her among other places to MIT and Princeton University, she accepted a position at the University of Stuttgart as professor for English and General linguistics in 2002. There, she served as director of the collaborative research centre (Sonderforschungsbereich 732 'Incremental Specification in Context' from 2006 to 2015. In 2014, she  was awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize by the German Research Foundation and was elected member of the Leopoldina, the National Academy of Sciences. In March 2016, she will be awarded a honorary doctorate by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim. Prof. Alexiadou’s research lies in the areas of syntax and morphology, and the interface between syntax and morphology. She is also interested in lexical semantics, historical syntax, language breakdown and development, and heritage languages.  Prof. Alexiadou will support ZAS primarily in the planning of research projects.

Dritter BIVEM-Infoflyer für Eltern und pädagogische Fachkräfte
Unter dem Titel So geht Mehrsprachigkeit ... trotz einer Sprachentwicklungsstörung ist der dritte Info-Flyer aus der Reihe „Wissenschaft für‘s Leben: Fakten - Studien - Informationen für Eltern und pädagogische Fachkräfte“ erschienen.
Kann Mehrsprachigkeit eine Sprachentwicklungsstörung
verursachen? Können Kinder mit Sprachentwicklungsstörungen
mehrere Sprachen lernen? Diese Fragen beantwortet das vom Berliner Interdisziplinären Verbund für Mehrsprachigkeit (BIVEM) herausgegebene Faltblatt. Es kann als PDF heruntergeladen oder in größeren Mengen als Druckversion hier bestellt werden.

Deviation from the library's opening hours
February, 15th-17th and 19th: 10am - 2 pm.
On February, 18th the library is closed.

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