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Cologne Center of Language Sciences (CCLS)

The Cologne Center of Language Sciences (CCLS) is a joint research centre at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Cologne, established in collaboration of all institutes working in the field of linguistics or language-related studies, including the philologies. Our mission is to enhance and facilitate the communication and collaboration of linguists from all domains. With more than 230 members, the CCLS is one of the largest research centres at the University of Cologne and plays a major role in administrational issues concerning the language sciences.

In different settings, we are gathering our members in order to increase cooperation among them and to provide them with possibilities and support for the elaboration of new ideas and projects.

The CCLS especially supports students and junior researchers and assists all linguists in practical matters. No matter if you need an expert on a specific topic or some information about the administrational procedures in Cologne related with your linguistic research, we are always glad to help.

The main aim of our centre is to strengthen the interdisciplinarity within our field and to make room for the implementation of new methods and ideas, in academic teaching and research.


Abralin ao Vivo – Linguists Online

The Brazilian Linguistics Association, Abralin, in cooperation with others organized the virtual event Abralin ao Vivo – Linguists Online. It's become a regular series, the purpose of which is to give students and researchers free access to state-of-the-art discussions on the most diverse topics related to the study of human language. Visit the website to find interesting talks.

Speakers from or related to the Cologne-based language sciences:


Research in Cologne

Since 2014 the priority programme 1727 - New pragmatic evidence based on experimential evidence is working on new experimentally-based pragmatic theories.
CRC 1252 Prominence in Language

CRC 1252 Prominence in Language

More than 60 members are currently affiliated to CRC programme 1252 Prominence in Language (DFG).