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.
I am enormously happy to be allowed to announce that I have taken a new position. As “Akademischer Rat auf Zeit” I joined the working team led by Klaus von Heusinger at the University of Cologne.
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!
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.
My colleague from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Nora Boneh, and I just learned that our special issue proposal entitled Habituality from a Typological and Diachronic Perspective has been accepted by the editorial board of the journal Language Typology and Universals. The special issue is expected to appear in the first half of 2017. Stay tuned for more information!
I am very happy to be allowed to announce that my abstract “Some observations on the semantic shift of the clause-embedding predicate żałować ‘regret’ in Polish” has been accepted for the conference Formal Diachronic Semantic (FoDS 2016) to be held at the University of Konstanz (Germany) in September of 2016. Additionally, I will attend a tutorial on corpus methods in historical semantics.
This week, I was invited by Magdalena Pastuch and Björn Wiemer to deliver a talk at a workshop connecting diachronic research and corpus linguistics. I will deliver the talk at the University of Silesia (Poland) in April of 2017. I feel very honored to be part of the project. Stay tuned for more information!
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.
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!
This summer, I will attend two interesting summer schools. In July, I will be participating in the summer school on “Word order variation and change. Diachronic insights into Germanic diversity” at the University of Potsdam. In August, in turn, I go to Göttingen for a week and will be part of the Göttingen Spirit Summer School on Complex Clauses. I am looking forward to both events!