The Department of Linguistics, which is based in Fachbereich 10 (Modern Languages), 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 Department of English and Romance Studies, with philosophy (Fachbereich 8), and the Institute for Empirical Linguistics (Fachbereich 9 Linguistics and Cultural Studies).
Current externally funded projects:
- Nominal Modification (DFG Graduiertenkolleg)
- Propositionalismus (Reinhard Kosselleck Projekt: Zimmermann)
- A General Theory of Multivaluation (DFG-Sachbeihilfe: Smith, Hartmann)