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How do we learn language? In the Linguistics Lab at FAU, Prof. Ewa Dąbrowska and Prof. Thomas Herbst are conducting research into usage-based construction grammar. In an interview with their colleague, Prof. Stefan Evert, they explain what impact the new theory could have on language teaching and why the Linguistics Lab was set up.

Category: international, Research

Already in the late 1990s, Prof. Dr. Chandrajith came to Erlangen to receive a doctorate in Geochemistry from FAU. Ten years later, he came back to Erlangen in the frame of a George Forster Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to do postdoctoral research at FAU. From July 2019 until January 2020, Prof. Dr. Chandrajith is studying seawater intrusion in coastal aquifers and also the geo-environmental factors affecting the kidney disease with unknown etiology in Sri Lanka at FAU. His research stay is supported by a Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship.

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Prof. Dr. Walter Daesslé-Heuser is Professor of Environmental Geosciences at the Independent University of Baja California, Mexico. In 2007, he received a George Forster Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to conduct research at the FAU on the sedimentology and hydrochemistry of the lower Colorado River Basin south of the American-Mexican border. He is currently back at FAU and is working with Prof. Johannes Barth on various groundwater studies.

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Highly efficient power semiconductors are to pave the way for a wide range of novel applications – from e-mobility to artificial intelligence. This is the objective of the recently launched joint project "power transistors based on AlN (ForMikro-LeitBAN)" coordinated by the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut and in which FAU is involved.

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A research team led by FAU and involving other partners has presented the BATS bat-tracking system in Berlin, which automatically collects social contacts between wild animals on a second by second basis for the purpose of analysing social networks.