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Karolina Zaczynska (linsk) und Prof. Manfred Stede (rechts) sitzen am Schreibtisch und geben ein Interview

How Diplomats Debate – Prof. Manfred Stede and Karolina Zaczynska Research the Trajectories of Conflicts in the UN Security Council

“We have made significant progress in the fifteen years since the Security Council passed its landmark resolution on women, peace and security,”... more
Eye movement measurement

In the Blink of an Eye – Eye movements can reveal a lot – A junior research group investigates what exactly

Eye movements have long been a subject of research. For decades, cognitive psychology and psycholinguistics have been analyzing eye movements to... more
At the BabyLAB

“It’s time for an Excellence Cluster at Potsdam …” – Vice President Prof. Dr. Barbara Höhle is highly determined

Barbara Höhle has a passion for science: With curiosity and experiments, she keeps advancing her subject psycholinguistics with great strides. Calm in... more
Screen shots of the app “SprachenTanz”. The graphic is from Projekt „Digital Language Learning“

Tinder with language learning for the elderly – The project “Digital Language Learning” has developed a mobile app for linguistic community builing

Birgit S. recently turned 70 and lives in Berlin-Charlottenburg by herself. The retired teacher misses the lively contact and exchange with her... more
Prof. Dr. Annette Gerstenberg | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

“The Sound of a Generation” – Professor for Romance Linguistics Annette Gerstenberg analyzes language in old age.

Annette Gerstenberg has an unusual hobby. She is interested in language. As a professor of Romance linguistics for French and Italian at the... more
Dr. Milene Mendes de Oliveira | Photo: private

Interculturality in the Digital World – Interview with Dr. Milene Mendes de Oliveira on the Research Project ReDICo

The universities of Potsdam, Jena, and Mainz established a joint project group called Researching Digital Interculturality Co-operatively (ReDICo) in... more
Searching for the right word | Photo: Kaya Neutzer

About Searching and Finding Words – A psycholinguistic experiment

Authors are rich people. Their wealth lies in the words they have collected over the course of their lives: heard from mum and dad, heard in stories,... more
Dr. Alan Langus | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

Rhythm in Mind – How the brain synchronizes with language and music

It penetrates our consciousness, makes us tap our feet, and determines the pulse of our words. Music and language cannot do without it: rhythm. But... more
Computerlinguistik-Studentin Olha Zolotarenko | Foto: Oleg Gritsenko

“The Support Offered to International Students at the University of Potsdam Is Excellent” – Computational Linguistics Student Olha Zolotarenko Talks about Studying in the First Online Semester

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
Since March 2020, everything has been somewhat different, even at the University of Potsdam. Examinations at a distance, lectures online, seminars via... more
Dr. Aude Noiray explains a mobile ultrasound device for testing babies. | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

Sound by Sound towards Words – LOLA Makes Language Learning Visible

Human language is a fairly complex thing. But the same applies to the way it is spoken. Lungs, vocal cords, tongue, lips - many “tools” in our body... more