– 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.

– Welcome to Dr Tanja Säily (University of Helsinki)

We are pleased to welcome our guest researcher from Finland! Dr Tanja Säily from the Department of Languages at the University of Helsinki is visiting the Department of Language Science and Technology and the SFB (project B1) for 2 months (February-March 2019) in order to work with us on common research interests in the field of historical corpus linguistics. Dr Tanja Säily is part of the Helsinki Computational History Group (COMHIS). In addition, she is a member of two Academy of Finland funded research projects that focus on language change. She is also developing corpus-linguistic tools and methods for historical sociolinguistics in the STRATAS project and was actively involved in the compilation of the Corpora of Early English Correspondence.

– DFG Emmy Noether award to Michael Roth

The German Research Foundation has accepted Michael Roth to the DFG Emmy Noether Programme, which gives outstanding early career researchers the opportunity to lead an independent junior research group. Michael’s research group will use computational methods to investigate linguistic factors behind misunderstandings.