Institute of Linguistics

News and events


Module registration winter semester 2020/21

Belated module registration

Till November 15


Format of the courses and access to Moodle

Below you will find the relevant information on the format of the courses and the access to the moodle courses.



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If you commence your studies in 2020, you will find specific information on our MA Linguistics here and general information on the page for enrolment and academic induction of Leipzig University. The information will be regularly updated till the beginning of the lecture period.


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Our institute

Learn more about our team, the history of our institute and the scientific events organized by our instute.

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Our degree programmes

Our institute offers three degree programmes: BA Linguistics, MA Linguistics and the PhD programme Interaction of grammatical building blocks.

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im Vordergrund eine phonologische Repräsentation, im Hintergrund die Konturen eines Spektogramms, von links nach rechts ein Farbverlauf von rot zu blau

Our research activities

Our institute has a research focus in grammatical theory (major focus), linguistic typology and experimental linguistics.

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Contact & directions

Prof. Dr. Jochen Trommer

Institute Head

Institute of Linguistics
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 1507
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37633
Fax: +49 341 97-37609

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Institute of Linguistics
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 1514
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37610
Fax: +49 341 97-37609

Office hours
Tuesday and Thursday:

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Universität Leipzig
Philologische Fakultät
Institut für Linguistik
D-04081 Leipzig
Universität Leipzig
Philologische Fakultät
Institut für Linguistik
Ritterstraße 24
D-04109 Leipzig
Plan Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Map Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum

Our institute is located on the fifth floor in house 1 of the building "Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum".

The following bus/tram routes connect the main station with a stop close to our institute in Beethovenstraße; please check for possible changes in the timetable (timetable Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe).

  • Tram 10 (Direction: Lößnig), stop Münzgasse (short trip ticket)
  • Tram 11 (Direction: Markkleeberg-Ost), stop Münzgasse (short trip ticket)
  • Tram 9 (Main station/west side; Direction S-Bf. Connewitz), stop Neues Rathaus (short trip ticket)
  • Tram 14 (Richtung S-Bf. Plagwitz), stop Neues Rathaus (short trip ticket); please note that you can take this tram only for a trip from the main station to our institute
  • Bus 89 (Main station/Goethestraße), stop Mozartstraße (regular ticket)


Please take a local or long-distance train from airport Leipzig/Halle to Leipzig centre. The local train routes 5 and 5X need 23 or 16 minutes, respectively, to Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz. From there you have to walk eight to ten minutes (via Peterssteinweg, Straße des 17. Juni) to our institute. Alternatively, you make take a train to Leipzig main station and then take the tram/bus  connections specified here.

Please use the underground parking lot (Beethovenstraße) opposite of the Federal Administrative Court.