Language and Culture in a  Digital Age  

Language and
Culture in a
Digital Age

DFG Projects

Interaction of Grammatical Building Block - GRK 2011

The Rearch Training Group puts its focus on the phonology, morphology, and syntax of natural languages. Detailed, large-scale investigations of these form-based components of grammar by cooperative research projects have arguably been [...] Read more

Syntaktischer Strukturabbau. Ein neuer Zugang zu konfligierenden Repräsentationen

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EU Projects

Form-frequency correspondences in grammar - H2020 (ERC AdG)

This project will document and explain a substantial number of grammatical universals by demonstrating a link between cross-linguistic patterns of language form and general trends of language use. [...] Read more

Recognition and Enrichment of Archival Documents - H2020 (RIA)

The overall objective of READ is to implement a Virtual Research Environment where archivists, humanities scholars, computer scientists and volunteers are collaborating with the ultimate goal of boosting research, innovation, development and usage of cutting edge technology for the automated recognition, transcription, indexing and enrichment of handwritten archival documents. [...] Read more

Mobility and Inclusion in multilingual Europe - FP7

MIME is a research project on multilingualism in Europe, funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme. Using an innovative interdisciplinary approach, MIME will generate an [...] Read more

Diagnostics of linguistic change: Mapping  language change in real and apparent time - MCA

The project aims to investigate the mechanisms of language change across the life-span and across the community. It provides the applicant with a platform to advance her research on linguistic change at Leipzig University by exploiting a corpus she has assembled in the last 5 years in collaboration with colleagues at Newcastle University. The research is based on [...] Read more

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BMBF Projects

ROUTIS: Round-trip Innovation for System Services

Many new services are still found to fail during or soon after their market launch. New processes and procedures are absolutely necessary in order to be able to introduce services quickly and successfully in the market. This is particularly true for system services which are increasingly gaining in economic importance but[...] Read more

Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure (CLARIN-D)

The implementation phase of the  BMBF (German Federal Ministry for Education and Research) project CLARIN-D will develop a digital infrastructure for language-centered research in the social sciences and humanities. The main function of the CLARIN-D service centres will be [...] Read more

Postdemokratie und Neoliberalismus - Zur Nutzung neoliberaler Argumentationen in der bundesdeutschen Politik 1949-2011. Textmining Tools zur politikwissenschaftlichen Analyse

The project description is only available in german language on the web page of the project. Read more

eXChange – Exploring Concept Change and Transfer in Antiquity

The project description is only available in german language on the web page of the project. Read more

ESF/SAB Projects

The Billion-Word Library - WRoTe

As a traditional university with a library that holds a comprehensive stock of books of high cultural heritage value, Leipzig University aims to make its vast resources in humanities more accessible to learners and researchers throughout Germany through a combined effort of the University Library, the University Data Centre (Universitätsrechenzentrum, URZ) and the Institute of Computer Science within the framework of the "Digital Humanities – Humanities in a Digital Age" project. Building on the ESF-funded project "The Billion-Word Library" [...] Read more

Plurilingualism and code-switching in SMS communication

SMS has become a central tool of communication and socialization around the globe. The nature of SMS communication is diverse, ranging from private to professional, from unilingual to plurilingual practices. The use of more than one language for composing a message is wide spread, however this is still not in the focus of research. This practice cross-cuts what has classically been defined as [...] Read more

Projekt zur Erforschung der Sprache der Geisteswissenschaften

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Humboldt Chair

Digital Humanities

The Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities at the University of Leipzig sees in the rise of Digital Technologies an opportunity to re-assess and re-establish how the humanities can advance the understanding of the past and to support a dialogue among civilizations. Philology, which uses [...] Read more

last update: 17.08.2017 


Prof. Ph. D. Gregory Crane
Institute of Computer Science
Augustusplatz 10
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-32381
Fax: +49 341 97-32379

Prof. Dr. Verena Klemm
Institute of Oriental Studies
Schillerstr. 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37201
Fax: +49 341 97-37219

Prof. Dr. Barbara Stiebels
Institute of Linguistics
Beethovenstr. 15
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37604
Fax: +49 341 97-37609