Research areas

Four research areas (FB) at ZAS are investigating central aspects of natural languages: 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 work on theoretical questions and use this foundation to develop perspectives for socially relevant applications 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.