SIAS Summer institute 2015/2016

Investigation of Linguistic Meaning: In the Armchair, in the Field, and in the Lab
The Summer Institute wants to attract junior postdoctoral researchers (PhD 2009 or later) from one of three fields:

  • Theoretical Linguistics, especially Semantics and its interfaces with Pragmatics, Syntax, and Phonology,
  • Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, and
  • Linguistic and Anthropological Fieldwork.

One goal of the Summer Institute will be interdisciplinary team building, resulting in joint publications at the end of the project. A second goal will be capacity building, especially the acquisition of methods in the neighboring fields. More information here.

New ANR/DFG project granted

The ANR/DFG project BULB (2015-2018) aims at supporting the documentation of unwritten languages with the help of automatic speech recognition and machine translation technologies. Three mostly unwritten Bantu languages will be at the heart of this project: Basaa, Myene and Embosi. The project relies on a strong German-French cooperation between linguists and computer scientists. The institutions involved together with ZAS (F. Hamlaoui) are the KIT (S. Stücker) and the University of Stuttgart (S. Zerbian) on the German side, as well as the LPP (M. Adda-Decker), the LLACAN (M. van de Velde), the LIMSI (L. Lamel and F. Yvon), the LIG (L. Besacier) and the IMMI-CNRS (G. Adda) on the French side.

ZAS-Seiten Nr. 5, Oktober 2014

Unser Newsletter mit Hintergrundinformationen zur Laufzeit-Verlängerung des Berliner Interdisziplinären Verbunds für Mehrsprachigkeit (BIVEM), einem Interview mit unserem Doktoranden Tim Hirschberg über Satzeinschübe, einem Rückblick auf das Auftakttreffen des DFG-Schwerpunktprogramms und weiteren Meldungen aus den Projekten.


Deviation from the library's opening hours
From 24th December 2014 to 4th January 2015 the library will be closed. Best wishes for a peaceful holiday season and a healthy new year!

Next events at the ZAS

  • »14.01.2015, 15:30
    Tonhauser, Judith (ZAS Berlin): tba

  • »15.01.2015, 16:30
    Ott, Denis (HU Berlin): t.b.a.

  • »22.01.2015, 16:30
    Cognola, Federica (U. Trento): On extraction, word order and information structure in Dinka and Mòcheno.

  • »27.02.2015, 10:00
    Blühdorn, Hardarik (IDS Mannheim): Syntaktische Integration nicht-satzförmiger Adverbialia im Deutschen und im brasilianischen Portugiesisch

  • »04.03.2015 - 06.03.2015
    AG1: Strong versus weak prosodic positions: possible variation and relevance for grammar. 37. Jahrestagung der DGfS.

»Further events

Upcoming events

Urban fragmentation(s)
Berlin, 16.-19. March 2015