A new book "GECCo - German-English Contrasts in Cohesion - Insights from Corpus-based Studies of Languages, Registers and Modes" has been published by Walter de Gruyter.
The authors Kerstin Kunz, Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski, José Manuel Martínez Martínez, Katrin Menzel & Erich Steiner from the IUED Heidelberg University and the Department of Language Science and Technology at Saarland University present the results of a linguistic research project, funded by the German Research Foundation… [...]
European Master's Programme Language and Communication Technologies
European and non-European applicants can now submit their applications for admission in 2022. All correct, complete and timely applications will also be considered for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship. Further information can be found here: [...]
Tatiana Yanson, doctoral student at the University of Tver (Russia) is visiting our department from August 2021 to January 2022. She is researching on the topic "Communicative styles of tour guides in oral travel discourse". In her research, she investigates excursion discourse as a type of oral travel discourse whose typical communication situation is the contact excursion. The study is conducted in two languages, Russian and German, to investigate the communication styles of tour guides. The… [...]
This winter semester, Dr. Karolin Viseneber, who holds a doctorate in literary studies, will give a seminar titled "Zwischen Welten – Einblicke in Berufsbild und Arbeitspraxis von Literaturübersetzer*innen". Dr. Viseneber worked for several years as a research assistant at the Institute for Romance Studies at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf and has been working as a freelance literary translator since 2015. She will give students helpful tips and insights into the everyday life of… [...]
M.A. Pedro Ferreira (NOVA University of Lisbon) is a PhD student at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, and has taught translation and Portuguese at the University of Mainz. During his stay (1 October - 31 March), he is researching the topic "Translation as variation: studies on parallel and comparable English-German-Portuguese corpora" and will be supervised by PD. Dr. Phil. Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski. As a concrete result of his stay, sub-corpora with Portuguese will be designed to… [...]
A UdS press release reports in detail about the new DFG project of Prof. Dr. Alexander Koller. The project will start in November 2021 and will deal with the development of an "Interactive Cookbook" - a spoken dialog system that guides users while cooking. [...]
Bild Martin Kay

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of a pioneer and intellectual trailblazer in computational linguistics who had close ties to Saarland University and the Saarbrücken site of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). Over several decades, Prof. Martin Kay played a formative role in the development of computational linguistics, an interdisciplinary subject that is related to artificial intelligence, but also to modern linguistics. Throughout his life, he…

A newly produced video provides an insight into the Translation Science and Technology Master's programme.
What are the different fields of this study programme? What did graduates find particularly valuable about their studies? What are the career prospects? Master-graduates answer all these questions in the new video. [...]

We are very pleased to announce that Michael Hahn has accepted the offer for the tenure track associate professorship in natural language processing in our department.

Michael Hahn studied mathematics and computational linguistics in Tübingen. After a research visit to the University of Edinburgh, he obtained his PhD from Stanford University in 2021.

Michael Hahn's work addresses some of the most fundamental questions in computational linguistics and psycholinguistics: the representation and…

On 15 September, our department is represented at the “Abi, was dann?” student fair. At the university stand you will find presentations, video lectures and chats.

On 25 September, we will also give two lectures on language science and computational linguistics and have a stand at the career orientation day of the German-French grammar school in Saarbrücken. [...]