The Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics (ZAS) is dedicated to the description and explanation of the structure of natural language and the breadth of its variation. Within our projects, research is conducted by experts from all major areas of linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, as well as creole studies and child language acquisition. Worthy of special mention is the phonetics laboratory in which diverse studies investigating the physiology of language production are conducted in collaboration with Berlin's leading medical institute, the Charité.
Such a concentration of active research in all sub-disciplines of linguistics within one single research centre is unique in Germany, and permits lively exchange on current research findings and methods.
Prof. Dr. Manfred Krifka
Head of Administration:
Dr. Insa Gülzow