Valerie Shafer and Yoram Carmeli at the Zukunftskolleg

The Zukunftskolleg is warmly welcoming Senior Fellow Valerie Shafer from the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the City University of New York, as well as Yoram Carmeli from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Haifa, Israel.
Valerie Shafer has been nominated by Tanja Rinker. During her stay in Konstanz, which is divided into three visits until summer 2014, she will collaborate on two projects. The first project with Tanja Rinker focuses on the relationship between speech perception and language development in bilingually-exposed preschoolers. The second project - in collaboration with Tanja Rinker, Anne Gwinner, and Janet Grijzenhout - focuses on monolingual versus bilingual speech perception of various phonological shapes that have differential status across languages.
Yoram Carmeli was nominated as Senior Fellow by Alumna Anna Lipphardt, and visited us several times between 2010 and 2012. With his studies on and in the circus he allowed the members of the Zukunftskolleg unconventional insights into the field of cultural and social anthropology. This time he visits us as guest scientist.