Prof. Dr. Uli Sauerland is Vice Director of the Leibniz Centre for General Linguistics and has a honorary professorship at the University of Potsdam since 2018. He heads the Research Area 4 'Semantics & Pragmatics' and the following programs and projects:
The central question of Uli Sauerland's research is how people give meaning to sentences. He integrates results from language acquisition, field research and other sources to develop mathematically explicit models of this human ability. His expertise has helped to improve the diagnosis of speech disorders and the comprehensibility of medical guidelines.