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Linguistics / Literature

An international team has created a new database that documents patterns of grammatical variation in over 2400 of the world's languages. What shapes the structure of languages? In a new study, an international team of researchers reports that grammatical structure is highly flexible across languages, shaped by common ancestry, constraints on cognition and usage, and language contact.

New study by a researcher in English didactics at Freie Universität Berlin shows that the use of hand gestures in English lessons can improve language retention. A recent study from the Institute of English Language and Literature at Freie Universität Berlin has shown that using codified gestures as a teaching method may make it easier for children and adolescents to understand the grammar rules of a foreign language.

Writer to hold Samuel Fischer Visiting Professorship at the Peter Szondi Institute. Scottish writer Nancy Campbell will hold the Samuel Fischer Visiting Professorship at the Peter Szondi Institute of Comparative Literature, Freie Universität Berlin, this summer semester.

University of Münster signs agreement with university in Chernivtsi. There are fundamentally more important issues which people at Ukrainian universities are currently concerned about than research, studies and exchanges.

University of Freiburg Sinologist Lena Henningsen receives Consolidator Grant from European Research Council (ERC).

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