The Department of Language Science and Technology was established in 2016, bringing together the  former departments of "Computational Linguistics and Phonetics" and "Applied Linguistics, Translation and Interpreting".

Our research and teaching span many areas of language science and technology, including computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, speech science and technology, language technology, corpus linguistics, and translation science and technology.

The department has a long tradition of joint research and teaching with Computer Science, Cognitive Psychology, and the Philologies at Saarland University and collaborates with many other institutions both nationally and internationally.

05/09/19

SZ-Artikel über den Computerlinguistik-Studiengang

Am 16. April 2019 wird auf der Hochschulseite der Saarbrücker Zeitung über den Computerlinguistik-Studiengang ausführlich berichtet.

05/09/19

Beitrag für Vortragsreihe "50 Jahre Informatik an der Saar-Uni"

In der Vortragsreihe "50 Jahre Informatik an der Saar-Uni" spricht Prof. Koller im Filmhaus über das Thema "Hey Siri! Wie bringt man Maschinen bei, Sprache zu verstehen?".

05/03/19

Welcome to our department manager Diana Steffen

The Department of Language Science and Technology welcomes its new manager, Diana Steffen. An alumna of the department herself (Diplom in Computational Linguistics in 2002), Diana has almost twenty years of experience as a project manager, software engineer, and researcher in academia and industry. In her new role as department manager, Diana will be responsible for all management activities in the department, including strategic budget planning, improvement of departmental processes, and managing the public relations.

04/30/19

Antrittsvorlesung von Bistra Andreeva

Der Dekan der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität des Saarlandes lädt ein zu der am Montag, 13. Mai 2019, 18 Uhr c.t. im Großen Sitzungssaal der Philosophischen Fakultät (Campus B3 1, Raum 0.11) stattfindenden Antrittsvorlesung der Privatdozentin für Phonetik und Phonologie Dr. Bistra Andreeva über das Thema "Tonhöhenprofile in slavischen und germanischen Sprachen".

04/26/19

Welcome Junior-Professor Annemarie Verkerk

The department is delighted to welcome Junior-Professor Annemarie Verkerk, who has joined us from 1 April 2019 onwards. After obtaining her degrees from Radboud University Nijmegen, she worked at the Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, at the University of Reading and at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena. She is also starting a funded cooperation with colleagues at Yale university. In her research, she specializes in phylogenetic comparative methods applied to typologically-based research into language typology and related areas, covering both Indo-European and non-Indo-European languages. Her teaching applies cross-disciplinary methods to a broad range of topics in comparative grammar and semantics. Jun. Prof. Verkerk is currently still on parental leave and will soon start her activities in our department and faculty. The department is greatly looking forward to the new strengths which Jun. Prof. Verkerk will bring to research and teaching in language sciences at our university.

04/18/19

DFG project on pause-internal phonetic particles

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has granted funding for three years for the research project "Pause-internal phonetic particles", directed by Dr. Jürgen Trouvain and Prof. Bernd Möbius. The project will focus on the production and perception of vocalisations such as breath noises and tongue clicks typically found in speech pauses. Research in the project will be based on corpus analyses and production and perception experiments and develop pause models for speech synthesis.

02/18/19

Was heißt heute "Übersetzen und Dolmetschen"?

Eine interessante Stellungnahme von "Transforum - Koordinierungsausschuss Praxis und Lehre des Dolmetschens und Übersetzens" zur Darstellung der Zukunft des Übersetzer- und Dolmetscherberufs in den Medien finden Sie hier.