Tuesday, the 11th of October 2011, the new unit of the Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics “The Language Archive” (TLA) has been officially launched in a public event with more than 150 guests and speeches from eminent representatives from Germany and the Netherlands.

Many more showed up than expected: there were even not enough seats for all guests at the launching of TLA in the Headquarters of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BBAW) at the Gendarmenmarkt in the center of Berlin. The BBAW is one of the three supporting institutions of TLA, together with the Dutch Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW) and the German Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG).