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Language and Space

Visual UFSP Sprache und Raum

URPP Language and Space

Lead: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Involved: Faculty of Science
Start: January 2013
Running time: 12 years

Led by

Prof. Dr. Robert Weibel
Prof. Dr. Barbara Sonnenhauser

Former Directors: Prof. Dr. Elvira Glaser, Prof. Dr. Heiko Hausendorf, Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Stark

Dialectology, language typology, linguistics

Communication is inherently linked to physical and social space. The URPP Language and Space approaches the relationships between language and space with cutting-edge technology, combining insights from dialectology with language typology and interactional linguistics.


URPP Language and Space
University of Zurich
Freiestrasse 16
CH-8032 Zurich
Coordinating Office
Agnes Kolmer, PhD
Phone: +41 44 634 57 47

Contact (E-mail)


  • Kenan Hochuli receives FAN-grant

    The Fund for the Advancement of Young Academics (FAN) is funding Kenan Hochuli's project "The Co-Evolution of Language, Interaction and Architecture". Congratulations!

  • New co-leadership

    The URPP Language and Space will have a new co-leadership from 01.04.2023 on.

  • New book published

    The book Multimodal Im/politeness, edited by Andreas H. Jucker, Iris Hübscher and Lucien Brown, has recently been published.

  • Publication: Ansichten zur Ansichtskarte

    The collective volume on postcards Ansichten zur Ansichtskarte: Textlinguistik, Korpuspragmatik und Kulturanalyse with the participation of URPP Language and Space members has ...

  • PhD defense Omnia Ibrahim

    Omnia Ibrahim, former PhD student at the URPP Language and Space, has successfully defended her PhD thesis.