I am glad to announce that my new paper “On the grammaticalization of temporal-aspectual heads. The case of German versprechen ‘promise'” has been accepted for inclusion in the volume From Micro-change to Macro-change edited by Robert Truswell & Éric Mathieu. The volume will appear in the series Oxford Studies in Diachronic and Historical Linguistics.
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.
I am happy to have learnt that I received a support grant of 1050€ from the Potsdam Graduate School for the extensive graduate course Historisch-vergleichende Syntax, that I will be offering next semester at the University of Potsdam. The main aim is to give a comparative overview of selected topics in (older) Germanic languages.
I am glad to announce that my abstract entitled ‘On the development, origin and use of conditional clauses. The case of falls-clauses in German‘ has been accepted for oral presentation at the workshop Adverbial Relations and Clause Linkages. The workshop will run at the conference Syntax of the World’s Languages VII at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in August of 2016.
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.
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!
I am happy to announce that our abstract On the diachrony of adverbial clauses in Germanic and beyond: A typological perspective has been accepted for an oral talk presentation at the 2nd Interdisciplinary Conference in Linguistics to be held at the University of Georgia (USA) in October of 2015. This will be a joint talk with Malika Reetz, my colleague from the University of Potsdam.
I’m delighted to announce that the final schedule of the workshop “Habituality and Genericity in Flux” has been set! Here you can find a detailed programme as well as all accepted abstracts. I am looking forward to seeing you in Naples!
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.
I learned today that my paper “All you need is another ‘need’: On the verbal NPI cycle in the history of German” has been accepted for publication in Cyclical Change Continued ed. by Elly van Gelderen. I thank two anonymous reviewers as well as Elly van Gelderen for their valuable and interesting comments.