From September 8th to September 10th our department is represented at the student fair, which this year takes place virtually with an impressive offer. At the university stand you will find presentations, video lectures and chats. [...]

There have been numerous media reports on the prestigious "ERC starting grant" of the European Research Council, received by Prof. Dr. Vera Demberg.

Reports in German:

Press release on the SIC website Article by the University Press Office, second article by the University Press Office Press release of the Informationsdienst Wissenschaft Article in the Saarbrücker Zeitung

Reports in English:

Press release on the SIC website News release EurekAlert [...]
Further details:  UdS article in German, UdS article in English. [...]
On 20 July, the Saarbrücker Zeitung newspaper reported on the machine translation system of the German EU Council Presidency, on which the team of Prof. Dr. Josef van Genabith worked.

Read more in the article. [...]
The Erasmus Mundus European Master in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT) will hold a virtual summer school for all incoming students of intake 2020. It will take place online from August 24-28, 2020. [...]
Four papers submitted by members of the Phonetics and Language and Digital Signal Processing teams have been accepted for publication and presentation at the Interspeech conference 2020 (Shanghai). [...]
Two Saarbrücken dissertations are among the runners-up for the Beth Award this year:
Jonas Groschwitz, "Methods for taking semantic graphs apart and putting them back together again", Saarland University and Macquarie University.
Merel  Scholman, "Coherence relations in discourse and cognition: Comparing approaches, annotations, and interpretations", Saarland University.
Congratulations to both for this achievement! [...]
An article on "Language service provision in the 21st century: challenges, opportunities and educational perspectives for translation studies" (co-authors Josef van Genabith, Erich Steiner, Elke Teich) was recently published in a highly selective volume on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Bologna process. [...]


UniCamp 2020

This year, LST joins "UniCamp" with a workshop held by Pauline Krielke and Dr. Stefania Degaetano-Ortlieb. 20 girls will be getting fascinating insights into corpus linguistics. On July 24 using linguistic and computational techniques, Pauline Krielke will guide the girls through the multilingual realm of Harry Potter wizardry. [...]
Ben Posner (BSc student) was accepted to the Saarbrücken Round Table of Dialect S­yntax, to be held in November. Ben will present work for his BSc thesis on "Cross-serial dependencies and similar structures in the Saarland dialect." [...]