In the lecture series "50 Years of Computer Science at Saar University", Prof. Koller will speak on the topic "Hey Siri! Wie bringt man Maschinen bei, Sprache zu verstehen?” at the Filmhaus. [...]
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… [...]
The Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at the Saarland University invites you to the inaugural lecture held by Dr. Bistra Andreeva, Associate Professor of Phonetics and Phonology, on Monday, 13 May, 2019, 6.00 pm in the Large Meeting Room of the Faculty of Philosophy (Campus B3 1, Room 0.11) on the topic "Tonhöhenprofile in slavischen und germanischen Sprachen". [...]
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… [...]

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.

On April 16, 2019, the “Saarbrücker Zeitung” newspaper reports in detail about the Computational Linguistics course in its university section. [...]
Our colleague Martina Behr has been appointed Professor of Interpreting Science at the University of Innsbruck. We congratulate her on this well-deserved recognition of her outstanding achievements in research and teaching and wish her all the best for her future scientific and professional career!
Erich Steiner
For the management [...]
Eran Raveh from the Saarbrücken phonetics group has been awarded the prize of the best student paper at the recent conference on electronical speech signal processing (ESSV) in Dresden, for the paper "Comparing phonetic changes in computer-directed and human-directed speech" by Eran Raveh, Ingmar Steiner, Ingo Siegert, Iona Gessinger and Bernd Möbius. Congratulations! [...]
Dr Anna Rędzioch-Korkuz is a lecturer in the Department of Applied Linguistics at the University of Warsaw, Poland. Her main research interests lie in the interrelationships between translation studies and semiotics, translation constraints as well singable and audiovisual translation, especially opera surtitling. She is staying in our department for two weeks (25 Feb - 8 March). During her stay she plans to gain more insights into corpus linguistics research carried out in connection with… [...]
Assoc. Prof. Dr Aida Kasieva teaches Translation at Manas University in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. During her stay (15 Dec - 11 Mar) she plans to research Translation Quality Assessment and Register Analysis of the Pragmatic Aspects of Kyrgyz and German Lit-erature into English. As a concrete and sustainable output of her stay Kyrgyz data will be hosted at our certified CLARIN-D centre. Her stay is supported by the DAAD. [...]