Research at the University of Konstanz

The University of Konstanz Linguistics Department prides itself on its strong research tradition, and is active in investigating all fundamental aspects of theoretical linguistics, including phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and phonetics.

Modern linguistics involves the empirical examination of established (as well as newer) theoretical hypotheses. Therefore, a solid infrastructure to support such examination is a prerequisite for any world-class university. The University of Konstanz recognized this early on, and has put together resources and laboratories which keep it at the cutting edge.

Technological advances have enabled researchers to probe deeper into fields such as phonetics, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics, fields which have moved closer to the center of linguistic research. The University of Konstanz's Linguistics Department recognized this early on, and as such has committed itself to maintaining resources and laboratories which keep it at the cutting edge.

Empirical research, computational-linguistic modeling, and linguistic analysis are also combining to shape the future of the linguistics. Our six modernly equipped linguistic laboratories take this fully into account, and work in close coordination. In these laboratories, studies and experiments are undertaken in computational and corpus linguistics, speech production and perception, as well as psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic fields, and data from field research is provided sustainably.