Teaching

In the winter semester 2017/2018, I’ll be 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, ) [description] [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 winter semester 2016/17 I taught the following courses 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.