Faculty of Humanities

Tübingen Center for Linguistics (TüZLi)

Language | Culture | Cognition

The Tübingen Center for Linguistics (TüZLi) provides a platform for focusing the diverse research activities of Tübingen linguistics. Further, it offers an organizational framework for the interdisciplinary development of the intra- and inter-faculty cooperation between linguistics, cultural science, and cognitive- and neuroscience at the University of Tübingen. The guiding principle is the development of an integrative perspective of language as a natural and cultural phenomenon – a perspective that combines linguistic investigations into structure, interpretation, development and processing of language with cognitive scientific views on the biological foundations of language, as well as cultural scientific views on the cultural forms of human language. It is the goal of the Center to build bridges between the humanities and the natural sciences on the topic of language.

Spokesperson:

Prof. Gerhard Jäger (General Linguistics)

TüZLi's Activities

Collaborative Research Center

  • CRC 833: The Construction of Meaning: the Dynamics and Adaptivity of Linguistic Structures (Spokesperson: Prof. Sigrid Beck; since 2009)

EU-Project CLARIN

  • Participation in the EU Project CLARIN - Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure
  • Member of the Executive Boards and national coordination for Germany: Prof. Erhard Hinrichs

BMBF Project

  • Coordination of the BMBF-Project D-SPIN (Academic Coordinator: Prof. Erhard Hinrichs)

ERC Advanced Grants

  • ERC-Advanced Grant: WIDE (Wide Incremental learning with Discrimination nEtworks); Prof. Dr. Harald Baayen

DFG Research Unit

  • DFG Research Unit Words, Bones, Genes, Tools - Tracking Linguistic, Cultural and Biological Trajectories of the Human Past; Prof. Katerina Harvati and Prof. Gerhard Jäger

DFG Research Training Group

Emmy Noether Independent Junior Research Groups

  • Emmy Noether Independent Junior Research Group  The Language Dynamics of the Ancient Central Andes; Dr. Matthias Urban
  • Emmy Noether Independent Junior Research Group Modal systems in historical Slavic languages: formal semantics, microvariation, diachronic change, and language contact", Dr. Igor Yanovich

DFG Priority Programme XPrag

Participation in several projects of the DFG Priority Programme XPrag

Participating Members and Institutions

Faculty of Humanities:

  • Institute of German Language and Literatures: Prof. Dr. Katrin Axel-Tober, Prof. Dr. Claudia Maienborn, Prof. Dr. Irene Rapp, Prof. Dr. Britta Stolterfoht
  • Institute of English Language and Literatures: Prof. Dr. Matthias Bauer, Prof. Dr. Sigrid Beck, Prof. Dr. Sam Featherston, Prof. Dr. Andrea Weber, Prof. Dr. Susanne Winkler
  • Institute of Romance Language and Literatures: Prof. Dr. Sarah Dessì Schmid, Prof. Dr. Wiltrud Mihatsch
  • Institute of Slavic Language and Literatures: Prof. Tilman Berger
  • Department of Linguistics: Prof. Dr. Harald Baayen, PD Dr. Oliver Bott, Prof. Dr. Friedrich Hamm, Prof. Dr. Erhard Hinrichs, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Jäger, Prof. Dr. Detmar Meurers

Faculty of Science

  • Psychology: Prof. Dr. Markus Janczyk, Prof. Dr. Barbara Kaup, Prof. Dr. Hartmut Leuthold, Prof. Dr. Rolf Ulrich
  • Biology (Cognitive Neuroscience): Prof. Dr. Hanspeter Mallot

MPI for Biological Cybernetics

  • Prof. Dr. Heinrich Bülthoff

MPI for Intelligent Systems

  • Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schölkopf

MPI for Developmental Biology

  • Prof. Dr. Andrei Lupas