The department's research activities focus on linguistics, literary science, didactics and translation studies. Faculty members present their results at domestic and foreign international conferences, and during lectureships at partner universities, especially in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and the Czech Republic, as well as in the form of publications. Amongst the most important have been publications in German and English published by foreign publishing houses. In the last few years, the department's members have also received grants for significant projects.