Chair of Spanish and French Linguistics

We are an international team of linguists with a special interest in Romance and American languages and cultures.

We research and publish on topics including linguistic variability, language contact and multilingualism, syntax and pragmatics of interrogative sentences, intonation and information structure, as well as the preservation of indigenous languages and other topics concerning linguistic and cultural diversity and sustainability.

We offer courses for Romance languages and cross-linguistic courses on diverse linguistic and interdisciplinary topics, about which you can inform yourself on the individual faculty pages if you are interested. We also focus on the implementation of international courses using and further developing digital methods.

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News from the Chair

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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On Friday, January 13, at 10:00 am, we will offer an information session via Zoom where students can find out about the Erasmus+ exchange program at the Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB) in Mallorca. For further information, click here.

We are happy to welcome Felix Post as a Student Assistant in our Chair starting January 2023!

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

Bild vom Haus 19 in Campus Am Neuen Palais.

Important informations for students

For administrative questions that cannot be answered by reading the study regulations, please contact: whk-uthuni-potsdamde.

Further information and guidelines (written assignments, Bachelor's and Master's theses, dates and deadlines, etc.) can be found here.

On the lecturers' pages are provided their office hours and registration modalities.

SFB 1287 - C09: Limits of Variability in Spanish Relative Complementation

Collaborative Research Centre Project with Patrick Auhagen, Iñaki Cano and Prof. Dr. Melanie Uth (PI). Additional information can be found on the website of the project.