News & Updates

New publication: Special issue on complementation

I am thrilled to announce that special issue New Insights into the Syntax and Semantics of Complementation guest-edited by myself appeared in the section Historical Syntax of Language, journal of Linguistic Society of America. The special issue emerged out of a workshop that I organized together with Kerstin Schwabe and Mathias Schenner at the University of Oslo in August of 2013 at the 21st International Conference on Historical Linguistics and consists of the papers by Katrin Axel-Tober, Ira Eberhardt, Roland Meyer and my short introduction to the topic.

Invited talk: Saarbrücken

I feel honoured to be allowed to give a guest talk at the Saarland University (Germany) in July of 2017. The talk will be on the diachronic semantics of adverbial clauses.

Course evaluation: University of Cologne

In the winter semester 2016/17, I taught a basic course at the University of Cologne. It was entitled “Einführung in die Sprachwissenschaft” and designed for undergraduate students. I asked students to evalute the course. Here you can find their comments.

Invited talk: Düsseldorf

I am happy to announce that I will give a guest talk at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (Germany) in June of 2017. The talk will focus on the diachronic semantics of adverbial clauses.

Course evaluation: University of Potsdam

In the winter semester 2016/17, I taught an extensive course at the University of Potsdam. It was entitled “Historisch-vergleichende Syntax” and designed for graduate students. During the semester we dealt with different diachronic, in particular syntactic, developments in Indo-European languages with main focus on West-Germanic languages. I asked students to evalute the course. Here you can find their comments.

Invited talk

I am very happy to announce that I have been invited to contribute to the workshop Die Linguistik der Anderen which will take place at the English Department at the Free University of Berlin in March of 2017. The workshop will be part of the conference 18. Norddeutsches Linguistisches Kolloquium and the main aim is to bring together linguists using different theoretical frameworks and to discuss their advantages as well as drawbacks with respect to selected phenomena.

Course Evaluation

In the summer semester 2016, I taught the basic course “Geschichte der deutschen Sprache” at the University of Potsdam. Here you can find comments on how the course participants evaluated the course.

Notification of Acceptance: Special Issue

I am very happy to announce that I am allowed to co-edit a second special issue on habitual and generic expressions. It is a joint project with Nora Boneh from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Our special issue entitled “Diachronic and Comparative Perspectives on Habituality and Genericity” is expected to appear as one of the issues of the journal Linguistics. Stay tuned for more information!

Notification of Acceptance: Workshop on Subordination and Annotation in Historical Corpora at ICHL 23

I am happy to announce that my colleague from the University of Mainz (Germany), Björn Wiemer, and me will be organizing a workshop on links between the diachrony of subordination and annotation issues in historical corpora at the 23rd International Conference on Historical Linguistics to be held at the University of Texas at San Antonio in July/August of 2017. A description of the workshop can be found here.