Talks

Upcoming talks

2017

  • November 2017: From an inferential to a hearsay complementizer. Evidence from the diachrony of evidential jakoby-clauses in Polish. Conference: Formal Diachronic Semantics 2, Saarland University (Germany).
  • November 2017: Tba. University of Stockholm (Sweden).
  • December 2017: On (the diachrony of) jakoby-clauses in Polish. Conference: Formal Description of Slavic Languages 12.5, University of Nova Gorica (Slovenia) [schedule].
  • December 2017: On the link between main clause phenomena and adverbial clauses, Conference: 43. Österreichische Linguistiktagung,  Workshop: ‘Integration and Autonomy in Clause Combining: Theoretical and Empirical Aspects’ organized by Imke Mendoza, Barbara Sonnenhauser & Björn Wiemer, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (Austria) [schedule].

2018

Invited talks

  • July 2017: On the syntax of falls-clauses in German. Saarland University (Germany).
  • June 2017: On (the diachrony of) jakoby-clauses in Polish, colloquium ‘Semantics-Pragmatics Exchange’, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (Germany) [abstract].
  • March 2017: Panel discussion “Die Linguistik der Anderen” on different theoretical frameworks, Free University of Berlin (Germany) [description of the workshop] [certificate of participation].
  • February 2017: Wie mobil sind Auxiliarklitika und was verraten sie über die Illokutionskraft abhängiger Sätze im Polnischen? Kolloquium Slawistische Linguistik, Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany) [abstract].
  • July 2016: Zur Verwendung und Entstehung von falls-Sätzen im Deutschen. Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany).
  • July 2016: Falls-Sätze im Deutschen aus historisch-vergleichender Perspektive. Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Germany).
  • September 2015: On the (diachronic) status of inceptive phase predicates in Polish. Conference: ‘10th Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society‘, Workshop ‘The Study of Slavic Grammar from Multiple Perspectives’, University of Heidelberg (Germany), organized by Teodora Radeva-Bork [abstract] [schedule] [slides].
  • October 2014: On the Cyclical Needs of Need Verbs: The Diachrony of NPIs in German, Workshop ‘Cartographier les Mondes Possibles’, Paris-Sorbonne University (France), organized by Pierre-Yves Modicom & †Grégory Nardozza [certificate of participation].
  • October 2011: (Double) Modal Verbs in Germanic – Some Methodological and Typological Remarks, Workshop ‘Modality in Germanic Languages’, University of Jena (Germany), organized by Volker Gast & Ekkehard König.

Popular scientific talks

  • July 2015: Herausbildung der deutschen Hochsprache (invited talk promoting the history of German language). Gabriele-von-Bülow-Gymnasium, Berlin-Reinickendorf.
  • June 2013: Welche Geschichte verspricht versprechen zu versprechen. Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften at the Centre of General Linguistics in Berlin (ZAS).

Selected conference/workshop talks

  • October 2017: On the development of adverbial prospective clauses. Conference: Meaning in Flux: Connecting Development, Variation, and Change, Yale University, New Haven, CT (USA) [schedule].
  • August 2017: Again on why. But why? Conference: 19th Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar, Seoul National University (South Korea) (this is a modified and extended talk that I gave at the conference Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 22 in Canada in May of 2013) [schedule].
  • January 2017: Zur (diachronen) Syntax des habituellen Prädikats pflegen. ‘2. Workshop Germanistische Linguistik zwischen Köln und Tokio’, Cologne (Germany).
  • December 2016: Case-specifying conditionals in Germanic. Conference: ‘31st Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop‘, Stellenbosch University (South Africa).
  • September 2016: Some observations on the semantic shift of the clause-embedding predicate żałować ‘regret’ in Polish. Conference: Formal Diachronic Semantic FoDS 2016, University of Konstanz (Germany) [abstract][certificate of participation].
  • August 2016 [with Malika Reetz & Przemysław Staniewski]: The linguistics of olfaction. An introduction to the workshop ‘Towards a Typology of Olfactory Expressions’. Conference ‘49th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea‘, University of Naples (Italy) [schedule] [slides].
  • August 2016  On the origin, development and use of conditional clauses. The case of falls-clauses in German. Conference: ‘Syntax of the World’s Languages VII‘, Workshop ‘Adverbial Relations and Clause Linkages’, National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico) [abstract].
  • July 2016: On falls-clauses in German. Synchronic and diachronic observations. Conference: ‘The Internal and External Syntax of Adverbial Clauses. Theoretical Implications and Consequences’, Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin (Germany).
  • July 2016: On conditional falls-clauses in German. Synchronic and diachronic observations. Summer school: ‘Word Order Variation and Change. Diachronic Insights into Germanic Diversity’, Session: ‘Complex Claues’ chaired by Jacob Hoeksema, University of Potsdam (Germany).
  • December 2015: On the diachrony of subject-to-subject raising verbs in German, PhD defense, University of Potsdam [theses: English] [theses: German] [slides].
  • October 2015 [with Malika Reetz]: On the diachrony of adverbial clauses in Germanic and beyond: A typological perspective. Conference: ‘2nd Interdisciplinary Conference in Linguistics’, University of Georgia (USA) [abstract] [schedule].
  • September 2015 [with Elisabeth Berner]: Deutsch-slavischer Sprachkontakt im Südbrandenburgischen. Ein Beitrag zur historischen Lexikographie. Conference: ‘Historische Sprachkontaktforschung’, University of Bonn (Germany) [abstract] [schedule].
  • July 2015: Somebody that I used to know, or: How do habitual verbal heads emerge? The case of German pflegen ‘use(d) to’. Conference: ‘22nd International Conference on Historical Linguistics‘, Workshop: ‘Habituality and Genericity in Flux’, University of Naples (Italy) [abstract].
  • July 2015 [with Katrin Goldschmidt]: On the development of the infinitival marker zu ‘to’ in the history of German. A corpus-based analysis. Conference: ‘22nd International Conference on Historical Linguistics‘, University of Naples (Italy), [abstract] [schedule] [slides].
  • May 2015: On the diachronic status of infinitival markers: German vs. Norwegian. Conference: ‘The 30th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop‘, University of Chicago (USA) [schedule].
  • May 2015: Don’t regret anymore! On the semantic change of the clause-embedding predicate żałować ‘regret’ in Polish. Conference: ‘Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 24‘, New York University (USA) [abstract] [schedule] [handout].
  • April 2015: On the origin and the development of infinitival wh-complements in the history of Polish. Conference: ‘Slavic Corpus Linguistics: The Historical Dimension‘, University of Tromsø (Norway) [abstract] [schedule] [handout] [certificate of participation].
  • December 2014: Zur Kopie-Anhebung im Althochdeutschen. Beginnen als Subjektanhebungsprädikat und seine Rolle in der Grammatiktheorie. Conference ’41. Österreichische Linguistiktagung’, Workshop ‘Grammatiktheorie’ organized by Hubert Haider & Martin Prinzhorn, University of Vienna (Austria) [abstract] [schedule] [certificate of participation].
  • December 2014: Wenn man es nicht bereut, sollte man es anderen gönnen. Zum semantischen Wandel des satzeinbettenden Prädikats żałować ‘bereuen’ im Polnischen. Conference ‘Synchrone Betrachtungen, diachrone Erkenntnisse – Slavistisch-Historische Linguistik heute’, University of Freiburg (Germany) [abstract] [schedule].
  • May 2014: On Tensed Modals in Polish, Conference ‘Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 23′, University of California, Berkeley (USA).
  • April 2014: All You Need Is Another ‘Need': On the Need Cycle in the History of German, Workshop ‘Linguistic Cycles II’, Arizona State University (USA).
  • September 2013: Towards a Diachronic Typology of Subject-to-Subject Raising Predicates, Conference ’46th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea’, Workshop ‘Infinitives at the Syntax-Semantics Interface: A Diachronic Perspective’, University of Split (Croatia).
  • September 2013 [with Ulrike Demske]: Introduction to the Workshop ‘Infinitives at the Syntax-Semantics Interface: A Diachronic Perspective’, University of Split (Croatia).
  • August 2013 [with Elisa Kellner]: Towards a Unified Account of the Force Triggering Subjunctive Complements, Conference ‘Perspectives on Complementation’, University of Tampere (Finland) [handout].
  • August 2013: On the Inceptive Complementation Cycle in the History of German, Conference ‘Perspectives on Complementation’, University of Tampere (Finland) [slides].
  • August 2013 [with Mathias Schenner]: From an Inferential C to a Reportative C: The Case of Evidential jakoby-clauses in Polish, Conference ’21st International Conference on Historical Linguistics’, Workshop ‘New Insights into the Syntax and Semantics of Complementation’, University of Oslo (Norway) [handout].
  • August 2013: On the Promise Cycle in the History of German, Conference ‘Diachronic Generative Syntax 15′, University of Ottawa (Canada) [slides].
  • May 2013: Again on why. But why? Conference ‘Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 22′, McMaster University (Canada).
  • April 2013: On the Origin of Raising Predicates: A Systematic Semantic Change? Workshop ‘Systematic Semantic Change’, University of Texas at Austin (USA).
  • January 2013 [with Marleen van de Vate]: How Might We Want to Explain Them or How to Deal with Double Modal Verbs in Dutch and German, Conference ‘A Germanic Sandwich 2013′, University of Leuven (Belgium) [handout].
  • January 2013: On Tensed Modals in Polish, Conference ‘How Categorical Are Categories?’, University of Wrocław (Poland).
  • November 2012 [with Kerstin Schwabe]: Non-Canonically Realized Argument Clauses: German Argument wenn-clauses, Conference ‘Non-Canonical Predicative Relations’, University of Caen Lower Normandy (France) [certificate of participation].
  • September 2012: Welche Geschichte verspricht versprechen zu versprechen? Conference ‘Sprachwandel und seine Reflexe im Neuhochdeutschen’, University of Siegen (Germany).
  • August 2012: On Embedded Non-Finite Complement Patterns in Old Polish, Conference ‘7th Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society, University of Kansas at Lawrence (USA).
  • August 2012 [with Kerstin Schwabe]: On Conditional Argument Clauses in Polish, Conference ‘7th Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society, University of Kansas at Lawrence (USA).
  • April 2012 [with Kerstin Schwabe & Elisa Kellner]: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective on Complement-like if-clauses, Workshop ‘(Mis)matches in Clause Linkage’, Centre for General Linguistics, Berlin (Germany).
  • September 2011: Exploring the Nature and the Origin of Embedded Infinitival Questions: A Diachronic-Typological Perspective, Conference ’44th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea’, Workshop ‘Covert Patterns of Modality’, University of La Rioja (Spain) [certificate of participation].
  • July 2011: Inhärente Kontrollprädikate und ihre Infinitivkomplemente: Eine diachron-typologische Studie, Conference ‘Language Change’, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Germany).
  • April 2011: Inherent Control Predicates and Their Complements in the History of German, Conference ‘The Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference 17′, University of Texas at Austin (USA).
  • October 2010: Zur epistemischen Infinitheitslücke aus diachroner und typologischer Sicht, Conference ‘History and Typology of Language Systems’, University of Zielona Góra (Poland).
  • September 2010: Polish mieć (‘to have’) as an Evidential Marker and its Interplays with Hearsay Adverbs jakoby (‘allegedly’), podobno (‘apparently’), rzekomo (‘reputedly’), Conference ’43rd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea’, Vilnius University (Lithuania) [certificate of participation].
  • February 2010: Zur epistemischen und evidenziellen Selbstbezüglichkeit, Conference ‘Deutsche Tagung der Sprachwissenschaft in Italien’, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy).
  • September 2009: Zur Wiedergabe der Epistemizität in literarischen Übersetzungen – eine vergleichende Studie, Conference ‘Translation: Theorie – Praxis – Didaktik’, University of Wrocław (Poland) [certificate of participation].
  • September 2009: What Is It That Keeps the Rein on Epistemic Modality So Tight? A Cross-Linguistic Perspective and Theory of Mind, Conference ’42nd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea’, Workshop ‘Theory of Mind and Relevance – Approaches to Linguistic Description and Communicative Explanation’, University of Lisbon (Portugal) [certificate of participation].
  • September 2009: Epistemizität im narrativ-reflexiven Diskurs, Conference ‘Der Diskurs im Spannungsfeld von System- und angewandter Linguistik’, University of Szczecin (Poland) [certificate of participation].
  • November 2008: (Deutsche) Modalverben und ihre Funktionalität. Ein sprachvergleichender Überblick über ausgewählte Verbalkonstruktionen, Conference ’44. Studentische Tagung Sprachwissenschaft’, University of Münster (Germany) [certificate of participation].
  • September 2008: Inwiefern fungiert Modalverb als Auxiliarverb? Eine vergleichende Fallstudie, Conferene ‘Germanistische Linguistik extra muros – Inspirationen, Aufgaben, Aufforderungen’, University of Wrocław (Poland) [certificate of participation].