Unique in the world
The study of language is thoroughly multidisciplinary. Researchers come from various disciplines, ranging from anthropology, linguistics, psychology, neuroscience, genetics, computer science, and archiving technology.
The atmosphere of the institute is very international. Researchers come from all over the world - there are about 20 nationalities - and there are many active international collaborations with colleagues in the US, Europe, Australia, Korea, China, and Japan. Of course, we also collaborate with other Max Planck Institutes (e.g., Evolutionary Anthropology, Human Cognitive & Brain Science, Biological Cybernetics, Social Anthropology, and History of Science).