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.

Raphael Werner received the "award for best student poster presentation" at the 30th annual conference of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA) in Prague. Congratulations to all authors!

Raphael Werner, Jürgen Trouvain, Bernd Möbius (2022): Speaker discrimination and classification in breath noises by human listeners. 30. Annual Conference of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (Prague, Czech Republic). [...]
After two years of virtual events because of the pandemic, the student fair “Abi – Was Dann?” 2022 will take place in person again at the Saarlandhalle in Saarbrücken from 19 July to 20 July.

We are excited to announce that our department will be represented on site during the whole fair and we would like to invite you to our lecture “Was mit Sprachen? Und Perspektive? - Der BA Language Science an der Universität des Saarlandes” that will be held in the room 8 (in the basement) on 20 July at… [...]
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Jingqi Yan from Zhejiang Gongshang University (China) to join the Computer Science and Computational Linguistics Lab for one year as a visiting scholar. The research stay is funded by the China Scholarship Council (CSC).

Dr. Yan’s work falls in the fields of connective processing, causal relations, deaf studies and stylometry.

She is looking forward to a fruitful exchange with members of the department and will be happy if you visit her in C7 4 / 3.04. [...]
We are happy to announce that two papers from our department were accepted at Interspeech 2022. Congratulations to all authors! Integrating form and meaning: A multi-task learning model for acoustic word embeddings. Badr M. Abdullah, Bernd Möbius, Dietrich Klakow. Interspeech 2022. Cross-cultural comparison of gradient emotion perception: Human vs. Alexa TTS voices. Iona Gessinger, Michelle Cohn, Georgia Zellou, Bernd Möbius. Interspeech 2022. [...]
The German Research Foundation has granted the SFB 1102 funding for another period of four years. The SFB 1102 will receive about 14 million euros that, amongst other things, will be used to financially support 35 young researchers. [...]
The International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS) is one of the largest and one of the earliest conferences for all aspects of phonetic research. Usually held every four years, there were 19 meetings since its inauguration in 1932. The 16th ICPhS in Saarbrücken was the first that made and maintained its proceedings online. With the financial support of the Max Mangold estate the Phonetics group at Saarland University in Saarbrücken has made the proceedings of earlier congresses available… [...]