Our colleague Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski has been appointed Professor for Multilingual Technical Specialised Communication at the University of Hildesheim. We congratulate her on this professorship, which started on 1 October 2022 and is a well-deserved recognition of her outstanding achievements in research and teaching. We would also like to thank Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski for many years of her successful work at our department and wish her all the best for her future scientific and…


In collaboration with the Office for Knowledge and Technology Transfer, our lecturer and professional translator Claudia Lenke will hold a workshop on freelance translation and starting a career after studies. The workshop is scheduled for 29 and 30 November from 1.30 pm to 6 pm. It is intended for the students of MA Translation Science and Technology and will discuss career opportunities on the translation market, with a special focus on freelance translation. Students of other study programmes…

We are happy to announce that a paper by members of our department has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Phonetics. Congratulations to all authors!

"Special issue: Vocal accommodation in speech communication" by Jennifer Pardo, Elisa Pellegrino, Volker Dellwo, and Bernd Möbius. [...]
Our student, Anna Spasiano, reports in the online magazine Campus about her way into the computational linguistics and about her experiences with this study programme. [...]

In May, the research group of Prof. Dr. Dietrich Klakow, in collaboration with two German companies Kauz GmbH and Aristech GmbH specialised in language technologies, launched the SLIK project (synthesis of linguistic corpus data). The goal of this project is to make it possible to generate large domain-specific corpora out of a very restricted input data by using the data augmentation technique. This technology will be especially beneficial for small and medium-sized companies, as it will enable…


Dr. phil. (PhD) Michael Hahn has received his letter of appointment as university professor. Congratulations!

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In this winter semester 2022/2023, the Department of Language Science and Technology will launch a pilot project that is intended to provide support to the Language Science first-year students and help them start their studies as smoothly as possible. Two students of this degree programme will assume the role of contact persons providing support and advice to our new students throughout the whole semester. Based on their own experience, they can answer questions concerning the study process and…

The Erasmus Mundus European Master’s Degree Programme in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT) will organise a summer school for all incoming students of the intake 2022. It will be held in a hybrid format (online and on campus) from 29 August to 2 September 2022. [...]
We are happy to announce that a paper by members of our department has been accepted for publication in the Language and Speech journal. Congratulations to all authors!

"Phonetic cues in auditory identification of Bulgarian, Czech, Polish, and Russian language of origin" by Jacek Kudera, Irina Stenger, Bernd Möbius, Tania Avgustinova, and Dietrich Klakow. Language and Speech. [...]

We are happy to announce that a paper by members of our department has been accepted for publication in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. Congratulations to all authors!

"The combined effects of contextual predictability and noise on the acoustic realisation of German syllables" by Omnia Ibrahim, Ivan Yuen, Marjolein van Os, Bistra Andreeva, and Bernd Möbius. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.