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Prof. Doreen Georgi. Photo: Karla Fritze.

What Languages Tell about Language - Linguist Doreen Georgi researches grammatical structures around the world

Language is one of the most versatile instruments we possess, thanks to its variability at all levels – from pronunciation to word order. But linguistic flexibility also has its limits, which are of particular interest for...
28. Feb 2018
Language is one of the most versatile instruments we possess, thanks to its variability at all levels – from pronunciation to word order. But linguistic flexibility also has its limits, which are of particular interest more ...
The three “visionYOU” founders in their office in Golm. Photo: Karla Fritze.

A Vision of the Right Career Start-up – “visionYOU” combines social responsibility and entrepreneurial spirit

Too many new university students and not enough apprentices - Germany is facing an “academization mania,” says philosopher Julian Nida-Rümelin. The three founders of the start-up “visionYOU” believe this trend is not inevitable....
21. Feb 2018
Too many new university students and not enough apprentices - Germany is facing an “academization mania,” says philosopher Julian Nida-Rümelin. The three founders of the start-up “visionYOU” believe this trend is not more ...
Mount Longonot. Photo: Henry Wichura.

Underway in Kenia – February, 15: “Oloonong’ot – mountain of many ridges

Geoscientists on an Excursion in the East African Rift System
16. Feb 2018
February, 15th Today we want to study one of the largest caldera volcanoes of the Kenya Rift - Mount Longonot at an elevation of about 2560 m. Although it is known that this volcano is characterized by the injection of more ...

Open Access – The University of Potsdam Attains Third Place Worldwide for Using Knowledge Unlatched

The University of Potsdam is among the top three users of Knowledge Unlatched worldwide. Content from the Open Access initiative is only accessed more frequently at the Free University of Berlin and the Ruhr University in Bochum....
24. May 2018
The University of Potsdam is among the top three users of Knowledge Unlatched worldwide. Content from the Open Access initiative is only accessed more frequently at the Free University of Berlin and the Ruhr University more ...
Thanks to its variability, language helps to build bridges. Photo: Fotolia/hurca.com.

Testing the Limits – A Special Research Area Investigates How Flexible Language Really Is

It’s Friday morning at a weekly market in Berlin. Those who visit the Maybachufer market in the district of Neukölln are treated to a little journey around the world – or at least that’s what it sounds like: Market stalls are...
07. Feb 2018
It’s Friday morning at a weekly market in Berlin. Those who visit the Maybachufer market in the district of Neukölln are treated to a little journey around the world – or at least that’s what it sounds like: Market more ...

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