Logo Spring School Leipzig Spring School on
Linguistic Diversity
March 26 - April 4, 2008

Practical information

Registration closed

Courses have reached their capacity limits. As of 6 February 2008, 14:00 CET, registration for LSSLD 2008 is closed. Registrations submitted after this point will be waitlisted.



Courses will be held at the University of Leipzig's Center for the Humanities (Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, GWZ) at Beethovenstraße 15, close to the city center. The working language will be English.


Financial support

We have made a serious effort to keep financial barriers to participation as low as possible. Therefore, we regret that we are not able to provide any financial support, and we encourage you to look for other sources of funding. We are also not able to cut the participation fee any further for people who cannot stay for the entire duration of the Spring School. Participants from abroad may qualify for one of the programs listed in the central scholarship database of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), for example, depending on country of origin.


Travel arrangements

Participants are required to make their own travel arrangements to and from Leipzig. Visitors from abroad should make sure to meet the entry requirements and have a valid visa (a short-stay tourist visa is sufficient).

Leipzig has an international airport, from where trains connect to the city center in 15 minutes.


Public transportation

Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (LVB), the local public transportation company, runs a network of trams and buses that make most points of the city easily accessible. A special ticket for Spring School participants is available from the Organizers for EUR 18. It covers all LVB transportation from March 25 to April 5 (i.e., including arrival and departure days) in all of zone 110 (see map at the link below). For comparison: One single ride costs EUR 1.90, a regular one-week pass (valid Monday through Sunday) is EUR 15.90. If you would like to obtain a Spring School ticket, please let us know via e-mail and add the 18 euros to your total charges.



University of Leipzig (UL)
Institut für Linguistik &
Institut für Afrikanistik
Beethovenstr. 15
04107 Leipzig

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI EVA)
Department of Linguistics &
Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS)
Stephanstraße 1a
04103 Leipzig