Prof. Dr. Esther Rinke
Center speaker

Is full professor of Ibero-Romance Linguistics at the Department of Romance Literatures and Languages at Goethe University.

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Prof. Dr. Petra Schulz
Center speaker

Is full professor for language acquisition and German as a second language at Goethe University and PI in several research projects, funded i.a. by the DFG and the BMBF

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Dr. Derya Nuhbalaoglu
Center Coordinator

Phone: +49 (0)69 798 32054


PhD and postdoctoral candidates who are registered with GRADE are eligible for membership at the GRADE Center Language, if their research projects tie in with the thematic focus in the field of linguistics advocated by the Center (Language as Grammar; interest in the typological facts of linguistics; Digital Humanities). Doctoral students have to have been formally admitted as PhD candidates by one of the faculties represented in the Center.

Applicants to the Center are asked to write an informal letter of motivation, limited to one page, explaining their specific interest in becoming a member as well as describing their research project. The applications for membership have to be send to the center coordinator via e-mail:


Involved Faculties and Institutions

» Faculty 05 - Psychology and Sports Sciences
» Faculty 08 - Philosophy and History
» Faculty 09 - Linguistics, Cultures, and Arts
» Faculty 10 - Modern Languages

Graduate Programmes

» Research Training Group 2016 "Nominal Modification"