News & Updates

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!

Notification of Acceptance: Talks at ICHL 22

I’m glad to announce that I’m allowed to deliver two talks at the next International Conference on Historical Linguistics to be held at University of Naples (Italy). The first talk entitled “On the development of the infinitival marker zu ‘to’ in the history of German. A corpus-based analysis” is a joint talk with Katrin Goldschmidt. The second talk “Somebody that I used to know, or: How do habitual verbal heads emerge? The case of German pflegen ‘use(d) to’” will present results of a joint work with Lisa Wietholz.

Notification of Acceptance: FASL 24 Talk

I am happy to announce that my abstract ‘Don’t regret anymore! On the semantic change of the clause-embedding predicate żałować ‘regret’ in Polish’ has been accepted for an oral talk presentation at the conference Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 24 (FASL 24) to be held at the New York University in May of 2015. Below you can find comments of three anonymous reviewers:

Reviewer 1: “Interesting paper and very well laid out. Definitely accept. And we can always do with more diachronic syntax at FASL!”

Reviewer 2: “An interesting paper with a diachronic component to it.”

Reviewer 3: “An interesting abstract – presenting a sound analysis in both synchronic and diachronic terms.”