News

Learn more about the most recent developments in the LeibnizDream project:

01. February 2024

LeibnizDream is happy to welcome a new team member! Nina Haslinger is joining the Generator group as a postdoctoral researcher.

01. November 2023

We are happy to welcome several new team members! Irene Amato is joining the Compressor group as a postdoctoral researcher. The Acquirer group is happy to welcome two new doctoral students – Marta Ferrari and Anastasia Parini. Finally, Emilia Strom, former research assistant in the Generator group, is starting today as a part-time lab manager.

22. August 2023

Congratulations to Aron Hirsch for taking up an Assistant Professorship in linguistics at the University of Maryland!

16. August 2023

We are happy to welcome a new team member! Andreea Cristina Nicolae, former associate of LeibnizDream, is joining the Generator group as a postdoctoral researcher.

1. August 2023

Congratulations to Fabienne Martin for taking up an Assistant Professorship in French linguistics at Utrecht University, and to Jakob Wünsch for taking up a position as lab manager at ZAS!

LeibnizDream is happy to welcome two new team members! Alejandra Camilo-Cruz is joining as a part-time study implementation lead and Pui Yee Yuen is joining as a part-time lab manager.

17. June 2023

LeibnizDream at Long Night of the Sciences, Berlin
17.-18. March 2023

LeibnizDream goes to Japan @University Milano-Bicocca
27. February – 3. March 2023
LeibnizDream seminar week @University Milano-Bicocca
20. February 2023

A newspaper article about Artemis Alexiadou and LeibnizDream was published in Tagesspiegel +. In the feature, Alexiadou talks about how she got into linguistics and what we can learn about human thought from children’s (supposed) mistakes.

16. February 2023

Maria Teresa Guasti was invited to talk about her research at the transmission “Living Well”, a program sponsored by the General Consulate of Italy in Montreal that enhances Italian excellence in science. The full interview (in Italian) can be watched on YouTube.

5. December 2022

Maria Teresa Guasti was invited to talk about her research at the Child cognition lab at Tsingua University, Bejing. In the interview, Guasti explains how she got into studying children’s language development, and how a cross-language perspective can help us understand the development of human language and mind. The full interview can be watched on Weixin. [Note: By clicking on this link, you are leaving our domain and thus the jurisdiction of the ZAS. You are visiting a platform in China. The level of data protection may not be the same as for European service providers. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the website operator’s privacy policy.]

25. November 2022

Congratulations to Artemis Alexiadou, who was accepted as a full member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities!

The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) is a transdisciplinary and transnational association of outstanding scientists and scholars with a 300-year tradition. Its history is marked by 80 Nobel Prize winners.  Further informations can be found on the website of the BBAW.

1. October 2022

Congratulations to Artemis Alexiadou, who will take over as director of the Leibniz Center for General Linguistics (ZAS) in Berlin! She succeeds the now retiring Prof. Dr. Manfred Krifka, who has headed ZAS Berlin for 22 years.  

9. July 2022

Congratulations to Yining Nie, who was awarded a junior professorship at the Department of Linguistics and Language Development at San José State University, USA!

3. October 2021

A newspaper article about Artemis Alexiadou and LeibnizDream was published in e-thessalia. The full article (in Greek) can be read on e-thessalia.

October 2019

Uli Sauerland (Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics and University of Potsdam), Artemis Alexiadou (Humboldt-Universität of Berlin and Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics) and Maria Teresa Guasti (University of Milan-Bicocca) receive more than 10 million euros from the European Research Council (ERC) to study how children use language to understand the relationship between language and thought.

Press release in Germany (11. October 2019): “A German-Italian research team receives over ten million euros from the European Research Council to prove that our thinking determines language.” Find the full press release on the ZAS website.

Press release in Italy (27. October 2019): “3 mln a Milano-Bicocca per scoprire legame tra pensiero e linguaggio.” Find the full press release (in Italian) on the website of Il Tempo.