On the pages of the library you will find the library catalogue (WebOPAC), a list of journals and eBooks accessible within the institute, relevant links to databases, catalogues, specialist portals and corpora as well as a list of linguistic Open Access journals. A selection of Open Access tools and information is available to support the publication process.

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The Berliner Interdisziplinäre Verbund für Mehrsprachigkeit (BIVEM) is a network of scientists and practitioners from the fields of multilingualism, language acquisition, language promotion and language diagnostics. On his website you will find information on cooperation partners, parent counselling, further training for educators, events and the information flyer series for download.

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From 2009 to 2012, interactive and multifunctional materials for language promotion in the national languages of the partner countries were developed in the ZAS FREPY project. In Germany, these materials are aimed in particular at Russian-German bilingual children. The exercises are suitable for both individual and group support of children between the ages of 5 and 8. The games, puzzles, picture stories, etc. are available as print versions and on the Internet.

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The Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS) and the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin are constantly looking for test subjects who want to participate in linguistic experiments - either at the institute in Berlin-Mitte or on the Internet (minimum age 18 years) - for a fee. On the website you will find detailed information and can register for invitations to linguistic experiments. You can then decide whether you would like to participate in the experiments or not.

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Linguistics Olympiad

At the Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics we organize the German participation in the International Linguistics Olympiad ( The competition is one of the newer competitions within other, better known championships such as the Mathematics or Chemistry Olympiad. The Linguistics Olympiad tests language feeling, cultural imagination and logical-analytical thinking, with the result that the best results are achieved not only by linguistically talented pupils* but also by those with general and multiple talents.

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Multilingual Assessment Instrument for Narratives (MAIN)

The Multilingual Assessment Instrument for Narratives (MAIN) is designed to assess the narrative skills of children who are born or have grown up learning one or more languages. MAIN is suitable for children from 3 to 10 years of age and evaluates both understanding and production of narratives. MAIN is currently available in 27 languages and is used in more than 60 countries.

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ZAS database on sentence embedding predicates

The database of clause-embedding predicates documents  the clausal complementation patterns of a series of lexical predicates in several languages, including multiple historical stages of German. The focus is on collections of selected corpus examples, which for each predicate show different embedding types, and which are coded according to relevant grammatical properties. The contemporary German part of the database is made available to the public as a public beta on the OWIDplus platform in cooperation with the Institute for German Language in Mannheim.

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