New research paper by Tibor Kiss, Jutta Pieper, and Alicia Katharina Börner: Word order constraints on event-internal modifiers.

We present our recent analysis on the serialization of event-internal modifers (comitatives, instrumentals) at: lingbuzz


LDSL will present at the 15th Forum for Germanic Language

Our submission “Two misbehaving German dative experiencer-object verbs” (Simon Masloch, Johanna M. Poppek and Tibor Kiss) about unexpected syntactic behaviour of the verbs schmeicheln ‘to flatter’ and imponieren ‘to impress’ has been accepted at the 15th Forum for Germanic Language Studies conference, which is hosted by the University of Reading and will be held online on 6–7 January 2022. For further information on the conference visit sites.google.com/view/fgls1994/events/upcoming-events. For further information on our research project, visit STM_SUBJ


LDSL will present at SyntaxFest21 in Sofia March 2022

Our submission "A Quantitative Approach towards German Experiencer-Object Verbs"
(Johanna M. Poppek, Simon Masloch, Amelie Robrecht, and Tibor Kiss) about the distribution of purported experiencer-object verbs has been accepted for presentation at SyntaxFest21. For further information on the conference visit syntaxfest.github.io. For further information on our research project, visit


Application for LDS - Deadlines

Some inforrmation on deadlines for the application for our Master's program can now be found here. If you are interested in applying, note that your deadline might be the 31st July or 1st September.

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Halima Husic and Claudia Roch will be presenting at CARLA 2021 in Bolzano

We are happy to inform you that our members Halima Husic and Claudia Roch will participate in the CARLA 2021 workshop "Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning and Application' and present their poster on conceptual variation of German nach. For more information visit the CARLA 2021 website Website


Information on new Master's program

New and more comprehensive information on our new Master's program "Linguistic Data Science" can be found on our website.


Please note that some documents for the program - especially the "Modulhandbuch" and "Prüfungsordnung" guiding the course of studies - are currently not ready for publication. You can however check the information on our website:

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Now out: "Things and Stuff. The Semantics of Count-and-Mass Distinction"

We are delighted to announce the publication of “Things and Stuff. The Semantics of the Count-Mass Distinction” edited by our members and associates, Tibor Kiss, Francis Jeffry Pelletier and Halima Husić. The volume consists of papers on theoretical and empirical issues relating to the count/mass distinction across languages.

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Master's Program Linguistic Data Science to start in Winter term

We are very excited to announce that this winter semester our new two year Master program Linguistic Data Science will start.

Formal documents are currently under revision, but next week general information and especially the self assessment necessary for your application will go online. We will also inform about this step (and the start for applications) here.

These requirements are preliminary information, please refrain from detailed questions until there are news:

There is no need to worry: The deadline for your application will be in July for international applications and October for those who have received their B.A. or B.Sc. in Germany or live in Germany.


German Federal Health Minister acknowledges relevance of prepositions

In a recent press statement, German Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn has stressed the role of prepositions: "Nicht ab Juni, im Juni, nicht ab 1. Juni, im Verlauf des Junis - Präpositionen sind wichtig!" [Not from June on, in June, not as of June 1st, sometime in June - Prepositions are important!]

Given this emphasis on prepositions we are looking forward to more interest in one of our core areas of research - we recommend Kiss et al 2020 as a first introduction.


Review of Winterschool: Learn about Linguistic Data Science

During the winter term, LDSL has offered courses and workshops in our Winter School Learn about Linguistic Data Science. Three online courses were taught during the semester; two online workshops followed at the beginning of the term holidays.

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DFG approves funding for a second period of Exprep (KI-759/8)

We are happy to announce that the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) has decided to extend the funding for our research project “Position and Interpretation of adverbials in German clause structure” (Exprep, KI-759/8).
The second phase will broaden the scope of the investigation by including more adverbial forms as well as adverbial types, and by systematically probing the results of the first project phase, and in particular investigate the hitherto neglected interplay of adverbial-specific with general conditions on word order.
For more information see Exprep, KI-759/8.


Qualification tasks for workshops have been sent out

Today, emails with the qualification tasks for the winterschool's workshops have been sent out. We are looking forward to your solutions! If you have registered but not received an email, please send us a message.


SLLDS 2: Bestimmung und Annotation von Präpositionsbedeutungen

You can now download the second volume of Studies in Linguistics and Linguistic Data Science:
"Bestimmung und Annotation von Präpositionsbedeutungen"
by Tibor Kiss, Antje Müller, Claudia Roch, Tobias Stadtfeld, Alicia Katharina Börner & Monika Duzy. In addition, you can also request the resource PrepSensNZZ acompanying this publication here.
SLLDS Volume 2


Winter School 2020/2021 started

Our winter school "Learn about Linguistic Data Science" has started and we are currently working with over 40 students in our online courses.

We are looking forward to more participants in our workshops in February.
The Workshops


SLLDS 1: On Abstract Nouns and Countability

You can now download the first volume of Studies in Linguistics and Linguistic Data Science: Halima Husić's dissertation "On Abstract nouns and Countability" here:
SLLDS Volume 1


Registration for winter school is now open

Registration for the online courses is open from today. The last day to register is October, 15th, 2020.
Registration for the workshops will be independent and begin November 16th, 2020.

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INLG 2020: Discourse models for text planning

At INLG 2020, there will be a workshop organized by Dr. Christoph Hesse (ZAS Berlin), Maurice Langner (RUB) and Prof. Dr. Ralf Klabunde (associated member at LDSL) regarding Discourse models for text planning.
INLG 2020


Announcement: Winter School 2020/2021

Due to the current situation, we invite you to a slightly different "summer school" during WiSe 20/21: take part from any place in the world and join our classes during the semester. And, if the situation allows, take part in our workshops at RUB.
Winter School