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Chair of Spanish and French Linguistics

Teamfoto des Lehrstuhls, von links nach rechts: Jan Fliessbach, Melanie Uth, Beatrice Voigt, Laura Picarún, Iñaki Cano, Felix Post, Ana María Reyes-Vujović, Patrick Auhagen, Patricia Graziani, Wojciech Lewandowski, Álvaro Ugarte und Miriam Rettelbach.
Photo: Felix Post.

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

This July, Jan Fliessbach and Johanna Rockstroh will be presenting their work "On the interaction of wh-placement and situational verbs in French partial interrogatives" at the 18th International Pragmatics Conference in Brussels.

You are cordially invited to Patrick Auhagen's talk "On the role of antecedent accessibility in Spanish relativizer variation" at the Syntax-Semantics colloquium. It will take place on the 4th of July from 14:15 to 15:45 at the Golm campus, in room 14.0.09.

At the end of June, Melanie Uth will travel to Colombia to offer a bilateral course in cooperation with the Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira and to establish new collaboration projects with our Colombian colleagues in Pereira and Manizales.

New release in June | A revised version of Jan Fliessbach's dissertation titled "The intonation of expectations: On marked declaratives, exclamatives, and discourse particles in Castilian Spanish" was published by Language Science Press as part of the Open Romance Linguistics series. You can read and download the book here

As part of our seminar Sprachliche Diversität und Typologie, Nina Reuther will conduct an interactive session on "Sprache als Spiegel des Betrachtens der (Um)Welt," in which she will bring experiences and illustrative examples from her indigenous-European background. The seminar will take place on June 19, 2023, from 4-6pm (c.t.). To participate, please contact Melanie Uth.