The Institute of Linguistics, which is based in the Faculty of Modern Languages (FB 10), has special expertise in the fields of language structure (syntax and phonology), semantics and pragmatics, psycholinguistics (language acquisition, language processing) and historical linguistics represent known researchers. In addition, there are close contacts and cooperation with the linguists in the Institutes of English and Romance Studies, with philosophy (Faculty of Philosophy and History, FB 08), and the Institute for Empirical Linguistics (Faculty ofLinguistics and Cultural Studies, FB 09).
Besides the Institute of Linguistics, there is also research and teaching in linguistics in other institutes. More details can be found here:
- Institute of English and American Studies
- Institute of Psycholoinguistics and Didactics of the German Language
- Institute of Romance Languages and Literatures
The potential of the Frankfurt linguistics is especially in the realm of foundational research in linguistics. The active research is bundled in various projects.
Current externally funded projects:
- Co-speech gestures and prosody as multimodal markers of information structure (DFG Priority Programme: Kügler/Prieto Vives; starts 2022)
- The VP-periphery of Mabia languages (DFG-Sachbeihilfe: Hartmann)
- Visual Communication (DFG Priority Programme: Ebert; starts 2022)
- Nominal Modification (DFG Graduiertenkolleg)
- Propositionalismus (Reinhard Kosselleck Projekt: Zimmermann)
- Interactions between dynamic effects and alternative-based inferences (AHRC-DFG research grant: Ebert)
- The Pragmatic Status of Iconic Meaning in Spoken Communication (Part of XPrag.de: Ebert)
- App-based vocabulary learning: combination effects of prior knowledge activating and gesture-based learning strategies (Initial funding by IDeA: Ebert)