Research areas

In the four research areas (FB) of ZAS, central aspects of natural language are investigated: Laboratory Phonology (FB I), Language Development and Multilingualism (FB II), Syntax and Lexicon (FB III), and Semantics and Pragmatics (FB IV). A fifth research area on language documentation and archiving (FB V) is planned. The research areas tackle theoretical questions, the findings from which are developed into socially applicable uses as well as services for science and universities. The research questions are often interdisciplinary and currently include topics such as: language & thought processes, language & body, language & social identity; multilingualism, individual language development, text comprehensibility, language & cultural heritage, language & conversational context.