News & Updates

Notification of Acceptance: New Paper

This week, my colleague, Elisabeth Berner, and I learned that our paper Deutsch-slawischer Sprachkontakt im Südbrandenburgischen has been accepted for publication in Jahrbuch für Germanistische Sprachgeschichte guest-edited by Claudia Wich-Reif. Our paper is concerned with the issue of to what extent Sorbian influenced a Brandenburgian dialect spoken in the south of Brandenburg. We illustrate that the fruits of this language contact can be observed on all linguistics levels, also in the syntax.

Notification of Acceptance: Conference Talk

I am very happy to announce that my abstract Case-specifying conditionals in Germanic has been accepted for oral presentation at the 31st Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop, which will take place at the Stellenbosch University in South Africa in December of 2016. In addition, there will be a pre-CGSW workshop on “New approaches to synchronic and diachronic comparative generative syntax” presented by Theresa Biberauer, Ian Roberts, Mara Frascarelli & Roland Hinterhölzl. I am looking forward to the conference, the workshop and, of course, to the summer weather!

Travel Grant

I am delighted to be allowed to announce that I received a travel grant of 1900€ from the Potsdam Graduate School for the participation in the conference Syntax of the World’s Languages VII to be held at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in August of 2016.

PhD thesis defense

I am very happy to be allowed to announce that last Thursday I successfully defended my PhD thesis Subjektanhebungsverben im Deutschen. Ihre Entstehung, Entwicklung und Komplemente at the University of Potsdam. In my thesis I dealt with selected subject-to-subject raising verbs and their emergence conditions in the history of German. The thesis was supervised by Ulrike Demske and Elly van Gelderen.

PhD Committee

A couple of weeks ago I submitted my PhD thesis entitled Subjektanhebungsverben im Deutschen. Ihre Entstehung, Entwicklung und Komplemente at the University of Potsdam. I am glad to announce that the thesis has been accepted and that a scientific committee has been set up for my PhD thesis defense. The committee members are:

Stay tuned for more information!