Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities - RUEG

Research Unit "Emerging Grammars in Language Contact Situations: A Comparative Approach"

RUEG 1 (2018-2021) consisted of eight projects (see left) investigating a shared overarching research question:

What is the status of noncanonical phenomena in heritage speakers’ two languages from the perspective of emerging grammars?

Speaker: Heike Wiese; vice speaker: Artemis Alexiadou;
Further PIs: Shanley Allen, Natalia Gagarina, Anke Lüdeling, Christoph Schroeder, Luka Szucsich, Rosemarie Tracy, Sabine Zerbian
Mercator fellows: Maria Polinsky, Shana Poplack


RUEG2 (2021-2024) consists of seven projects (see left) investigating a shared overarching research question:

What are the linguistic dynamics in heritage speakers’ repertoires?

Speaker: Heike Wiese; vice speaker: Shanley Allen;
Further PIs: Artemis Alexiadou, Oliver Bunk, Natalia Gagarina, Mareike Keller, Anke Lüdeling, Judith Purkarthofer, Christoph Schroeder, Anna Shadrova, Luka Szucsich, Rosemarie Tracy, Sabine Zerbian
Mercator fellows: Cristina Flores, Jeanine Treffers-Daller

Open access: RUEG Corpus

All our resources are open! We are happy to announce the first public release of our corpus. The publication to cite is https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3236068. This URL will always point to the latest release of the RUEG corpus. Here you'll find everything you need to know about the corpus and how to use it.


Rosemarie Tracy receives Wilhelm von Humboldt Lifetime Achievement Award

RUEG is happy to announce that Prof. Dr. Rosemarie Tracy has been granted the Wilhelm von Humboldt Lifetime Achievement Award by the DGfS. The award ceremony will take place during the DGfS 2022 on Feb. 23rd at 10h30. [DGfS Press Release]



Open access: RUEG Methods


Our research is based on a shared set-up, "Language Situations", suitable to elicit comparable, yet naturalistic productions across formal and informal, spoken and written registers. There is open access to all RUEG instruments like stimula, elicitation order and training clip.     


#CapturingOurSound goes Humboldt Labor

Ready to listen to the contributions of RUEG & LUDs' creative project #CapturingOurSound?🎤 On European Language Day, 26.09.2022, students and teachers will present the best soundscapes at the Humboldt Labor. [Read more]COS_Website.png

RUEG's recent publications in Frontiers in Psychology

On Mother Language Day 2022, we publish our press release on RUEG's recent contributions in Frontiers in Psychology on the Research Topic "The Notion of the Native Speaker Put to the Test: Recent Research Advances" [Press Release]


RUEG and SFB1412 at #DGfS2022

RUEG and SFB1412 contribute many interesting talks and workshops at the DGfS 2022, 23rd-25th February 2022. Find more information on the programme and RUEG-related events on the DGfS homepage.




Deutschpflicht auf dem Schulhof?


Heike Wiese, Rosemarie Tracy and Anke Sennema summarise the arguments against compulsory German in the schoolyard in a book with the title: "Deutschpflicht auf dem Schulhof?: Warum wir Mehrsprachigkeit brauchen", published by Duden-Verlag (2020).

Media Station on Kiezdeutsch

RUEG coordinator Pia Linscheid at the MedienstationOn July 20, Humboldt Forum finally opened its doors. Visit the Media Station "Kiezdeutsch und Mehrsprachigkeit" by RUEG, LUD, and SFB1287 at the Humboldt Lab’s inaugural exhibition "After Nature".


The Research Unit is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) – Project numbers: 39482131 & 313607803.

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