Winter semester 2022/23

From January 16th to 20th, we welcome the visiting scientists Élodie Blestel from the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle and Santiago Sánchez Moreano from the Open University! For more information, please feel free to visit their guest profile on our website.

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Am Freitag, den 13. Januar 2023 um 10h00, bieten wir eine Informationsveranstaltung per Zoom an, bei der sich Studierende über das Austauschprogramms Erasmus+ an der Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB) auf Mallorca informieren können. Mehr Infos hier

Wir freuen uns, Felix Post als Wissenschaftliche/Studentische Hilfskraft ab Januar 2023 bei uns im Lehrstuhl begrüßen zu können!

New publication in November: Article by Melanie Uth and Patrick Auhagen on Variation of Relative Complementizers in Yucatecan Spanish: A Comparison of Monolingual and Bilingual Speakers in Languages.

Our project Limits of variability in Spanish relative complementation was approved by the DFG, German Research Foundation! For about 3 years, Patrick Auhagen, Iñaki Cano and PI Melanie Uth, together with six international cooperation partners,  will research the limits of variability in Spanish relative clauses within the framework of CRC 1287, Limits of variability in language.

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Summer semester 2022

Freitag, den 23.09.2022: « Les mots populaires » zwischen Wörterbuch und Sprachkorpus. Vortrag von Melanie Uth und Sascha Diversy beim 13. Kongress des Frankoromanistenverbands, Universität Wien.

24.08.2022: A press report on Mallorca-Potsdam teaching cooperation by Melanie Uth and Iñaki Cano with the University of the Balearic Islands was published in "Neues aus der UP" (in German).

New publication in August: Article by Melanie Uth on Labialization of word-final nasals in Yucatecan Spanish: Language contact, local identity, and prosodic prominence marking in Journal of Language Contact.

Tuesday, 19.07.2022 at 2 pm: Biokulturelle Diversität – über den Zusammenhang zwischen linguistischer und agrobiologischer Vielfalt auf der Halbinsel Yucatán, Mexiko. Lecture by Dr. Eriko Yamasaki (Philipps-Universität Marburg) in our seminar "Sprachdiversität und Typologie".

Abstract to the lecture (pdf, in German)

Wednesday, 06.07.2022: La variabilidad de los complementadores de relativo en español yucateco: ¿fenómeno regional, de contacto, o residuo histórico?  Talk by Patrick Auhagen beim XXX. Congreso Internacional de Lingüística y Filología Románicas, Sección 8 Sociolingüística, Lingüística variacional y contacto de lenguas, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain.

Thursday, 30.06.2022: Variation von Relativsatzkomplementierern  im Yukatekischen Spanisch. Invited talk held by Patrick Auhagen and Melanie Uth and in the Master- und Doktorand*innen-Kolloquium der Romanistischen Linguistik, Romanischen Seminar,  Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.

Wednesday, 29.06.2022: Que galicado und donde-Effekt: Variabilität von Relativsatzkomplementieren im Yukatekischen Spanisch. Invited talk held by Patrick Auhagen and Melanie Uth in the  Oberseminar Romanistische Linguistik 2022, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.

From 30.05.-26.06.2022 we welcome the visiting scientist Dr. Enrique Arias Castaño from the Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira (UTP), Colombia! For more information, please feel free to visit his guest website at the Univeristy Potsdam.

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Winter semester 2021/22

Friday, 04.03.2022: "Multilingüismo y turismo: visiones desde la península de Yucatán y Mallorca". Talk by Melanie Uth and Maria del Mar Vanrell (UIB) in the Seminaris Virtuals 2021-2022 of the GRESIB (Grup de Recerca Sociolingüísica de les Illes Balears), Universitat de les Illes Balears (Palma, Spain).

Thursday, 01.02.2022: "Relative complementation in Yucatecan Spanish - patterns of variability between simplification and language contact". Invited talk held by Melanie Uth and Patrick Auhagen in the Syntax-Semantics Colloquium, Department of Linguistics, University of Potsdam.

From 2-15 December, we welcome the visiting scholar Dr. Maria del Mar Vanrell Bosch from the Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB), Mallorca, at the Chair of Spanish and French Linguistics as part of a new Erasmus+ academic partnership. For more information, please feel free to visit her guest webpage with us.

We thank Lisa Arndt for her commitment and wish her every success in her next projects.
Patricia Graziani Lozada will join the chair as a student assistant on 01.12.2021. Welcome!

From 01.10.2021 we warmly welcome the new members of our academic staff
Jan Fliessbach (Post-Doc) and
Patrick Auhagen (Pre-Doc). Welcome to the team!

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