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DAAD Guest Professorship

The University of Potsdam had been granted a DAAD Professorship "The Multilingual Lexicon"

which was hosted by the Zentrum “Sprache Variation und Migration“ and the Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism

The guest professor for the academic year 2015/16 was Prof. Dr. Ayşe Gürel (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul)

Ayşe Gürel holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from McGill University, Canada. She has a full professorship position at the Department of Foreign Language Education at Boğaziçi University, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on theories of second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics. Her research interests include first language attrition and second language acquisition of morpho-syntactic features in English and Turkish as well as neurolinguistic and psycholinguistic aspects of language acquisition and language loss in children and adults.

The first DAAD guest professor in the academic year 2014/15 was Prof. Dr. Dr. Kira Gor (University of Maryland)

Kira Gor is Associate Professor of Second Language Acquisition and Russian at the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland, where she teaches courses in the Graduate Program in Second Language Acquisition. She is an affiliate faculty in the Russian Department, and an affiliate at the Center for Advanced Study of Language. She has published over 40 journal articles and book chapters on cross-linguistic phonetic perception, the phonology-orthography interface in American learners of Russian, and the acquisition and processing of Russian inflectional morphology. Her publications include Interlanguage Phonology and Second Language Orthography: Vowel Reduction in the Interlanguage of American Learners of Russian (St. Petersburg University Press, 1998). She has co-authored two editions of a four-volume multimedia Russian language course, Russian Stage One: Live from Moscow! (1996), and Russian Stage One: Live from Russia! (2008). Prof. Gor has been the principle investigator and co-investigator on several research projects funded by the Center for Advanced Study of Language and the U.S. Department of Education.