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Life beyond Work

Blaue Mütze mit Aufschrift "Litkey" und acht Kinder-Namen

During the course of completing the project, eight children were born to researchers working in the subprojects Artificial Langauge Learning, Tablet Study, and Children’s Books and Songs, respectively: 

  • Henry *2016
  • Kurt *2016
  • Emil *2017
  • Louie *2017
  • Till *2018
  • Ruth *2019
  • Malou *2020
  • Jolie *2020

We thank the VolkswagenStiftung for patiently extending the end of the project with each child that was born from initially three years to eight years in the end. These extensions were granted owing to parental leaves but, more importantly, the lockdowns due to the pandemic situation from 2020 to 2022 and the lack of childcare during this time. 
We are immensely proud of completing most of the work in all of the subprojects despite the adverse conditions caused by the pandemic. This was a team effort for all involved, the mothers of the children born during the course of the project as well as those who stepped in for them when it came to completing data collection or writing up a paper.