News

– 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.

– C1 publishes new article in Frontiers in Communication

A new article by the members of project C1 entitled “Dimensions of segmental variability: interaction of prosody and surprisal in six languages” has been published in Frontiers in Communication.

You can access the full article here.

– Second Phase of SFB 1102 IDeAL approved

The collaborative research centre 1102 “Information Denstity and Linguistic Encoding”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), has been granted approx. 11 million euros for a four-year extension starting in July 2018. The CRC directed by Elke Teich brings together around 60 scientists from the fields of Linguistics, Psychology and Computer Science to investigate the hypothesis that language variation and language use can be better understood in terms of a speaker’s desire to rationally distribute information across the linguistic signal.

– Published article about Katrin Menzel‘s research on the “Philosophical Transactions”

Saarland University’s online magazine „Campus“ has published an article about Katrin Menzel (Project B1: Information Density and Scientific Literacy in English – Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives) and her group’s  research on how scientific English has changed over the years, based on an analysis of the first 200 editions of the  “Philosophical Transactions” of the Royal Society of London, the world’s first science journal.

The full article can be found here.