DFG Scientific Networks: Cognitive Communication Disorders in people with Traumatic Brain Injury
The network, which is promoted by the German Research Foundation (DFG, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) is a collaboration of 19 scientists from 13 locations in Germany and Switzerland.
The DFG will be promoting the network for a period of three years starting in May 2022. In total, 12 in-person and online network meetings are planned, to which national and international experts will be invited.
The funds for the network were raised by its coordinator, Dr. Julia Büttner-Kunert of the LMU’s Faculty of Language and Literature Studies (Department I: German Philology/ Program: Speech Therapy). Dr. Kristina Jonas of the University of Cologne’s Human Science Faculty (Department of Rehabilitation and Special Education) is the co-coordinator.
The network aims to strategically interconnect the experimental research of its members. This will facilitate an interdisciplinary discussion of the interaction between speech, cognition and behavior in the case of traumatic brain injury.
The DFG-funded scientific network is essential for promoting the visibility of the “small subject” clinical linguistics, a subdiscipline of applied linguistics.Das von der DFG geförderte wissenschaftliche Netzwerk fördert maßgeblich die Sichtbarkeit des Kleinen Faches Klinische Linguistik, einer Teildisziplin der angewandten Sprachwissenschaft.