– Welcome to Prof Marc Swerts (Tilburg University)

SFB 1102 proudly welcomes Marc Swerts,  professor in the Department of Communication and Cognition at Tilburg University, recipient of the  Humboldt Research Award, which funds his current and return visits to Saarbrücken and collaborations with the Department of Language Science and Technology and SFB 1102.


Marc Swerts is an international authority in speech communication research. He analyzes spoken language in conjunction with visual communicative expressions (face, hand, body), using innovative methods to elicit natural conversational speech data and studying the social and contextual factors that cause variation in linguistic systems. During his stay in Germany, he focuses on functional and interactive approaches to model both human-human and human-machine interactions.

– Welcome to Assoc. Prof. Dr Aida Kasieva (Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University)

Assoc. Prof. Dr Aida Kasieva teaches Translation at Manas University in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. During her stay (15 Dec – 11 Mar) she plans to research Translation Quality Assessment and Register Analysis of the Pragmatic Aspects of Kyrgyz and German Lit-erature into English. As a concrete and sustainable output of her stay Kyrgyz data will be hosted at our certified CLARIN-D centre. Her stay is supported by the DAAD.