Teaching

In the summer semester 2018, I’ll be offering one basic course at the University of Cologne for undergraduate students and one advanced course at the University of Lisbon for graduate students. Stay tuned for more information.


In the winter semester 2017/2018, I’m offering one course on selected aspects of German syntax at the University of Cologne:

  • Syntax des Deutschen (introductory seminar course + scientific work methods, course number: 14467.0204; room: 103/EG/0.213 -> 103 Seminarraum S82; Fridays, 10 am – 2 pm, ) [evaluation]

Please note: Only 40 students are allowed to attend this course. Due to the fact that in the last semester over 200 candidates applied for my introduction course, I am forced to introduce selection criteria. Preference will be given to candidates who attended my introduction course, either in the winter semester 2016/17 or in the summer semester 2017. 


In the summer semester 2017, I taught the following course at the University of Cologne:

  • Einführung in die Sprachwissenschaft (undergraduate level, basic course, course number: 14467.0107; Wednesdays, 12 – 2 pm, room: 100/U1/HS Vlla; Thursdays, 12 – 2 pm, room: 106/EG/0.02) [evaluation]

Intro - SoSe 2017In this picture, you can see students’ reactions after having mastered V-to-C movement in German (all students agreed to be part of this post). This was a very nice and creative group!

Addtionally, I gave lectures representing my colleagues in the following courses:

  • Einführung in die Sprachwissenschaft (representing Daniel Gutzmann, lecture on presuppositions in German)
  • Das Verb in der deutschen Sprachgeschichte (representing Agnes Jäger, lecture on the grammaticalization of the verb versprechen ‘promise’) [slides]
  • Definitheit (representing Klaus von Heusinger, lecture on strong and weak definite articles in German corpora)
  • Einführung in die Sprachwissenschaft (representing Daniel Gutzmann, lecture on prosodic structures in German)
  • Definitheit (joint lecture with Klaus von Heusinger on weak definites in (the history of) German and a short tutorial on Cosmas II searches) [slides]

In the winter semester 2016/17, I taught the following courses at the University of Cologne:

  • Einführung in die Sprachwissenschaft (undergraduate level, basic course [evaluation]

In addition, I gave lectures representing my colleagues in the following courses:

  • Nominalphrasen (representing Klaus von Heusinger, lecture on parts of speech and phrases)
  • Historische Sprachwissenschaft des Deutschen (representing Agnes Jäger, lecture on phonological language change processes: Grimm’s law, Verner’s law)
  • Einführung in die Sprachwissenschaft (representing Carla Umbach, lecture on morphological language change processes)

In previous semesters I taught the following courses at the University of Potsdam:

  • winter semester 2016/17: Historisch-vergleichende Syntax (graduate level, extensive course) [description] [evaluation]
  • summer semester 2016: Geschichte der deutschen Sprache (undergraduate level, basic course) [description] [evaluation]
  • winter semester 2015/16: Adverbialsätze im Deutschen. Synchrone und diachrone Aspekte (graduate level, extensive course) [description] [evaluation]
  • winter semester 2015/16: Zum Entstehen, Wandel und Erwerb grammatischer Kategorien (undergraduate level, extensive course) [description] [evaluation]
  • summer semester 2015: Infinitivmuster und ihre Variation in (west)germanischen Sprachen (graduate level, extensive course with Ulrike Demske) [description]
  • summer semester 2015: Geschichte der deutschen Sprache (undergraduate level, basic course) [description]
  • winter semester 2014/15: ‘Anmelden, besuchen und bestehen!’ Infinite Strukturen im Deutschen. Synchrone und diachrone Aspekte’ (extensive course) [description] [evaluation]
  • summer semester 2014: Geschichte der deutschen Sprache (basic course) [description] [evaluation]
  • winter semester 2013/14: Geschichte der deutschen Sprache (basic course) [description]
  • summer semester 2013: Grammatikalisierung in der Geschichte des Deutschen (extensive course) [description] [evaluation]

Occasionally I also gave lectures representing Ulrike Demske when she was away. In the summer semester 2014 I lectured on Old High German morphology and Early New High German spelling. In summer semester 2015 I gave two lectures on Old High German morphology.